Horrible camera

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Post time 2015-7-29 00:24:22 | Show all posts
nananaRev replied at 2015-7-28 23:03
Edited by nananaRev at 2015-7-28 23:29 \n\n

if you go in EngineerMode > Hardware Testing > Camera  ...

Sounds logical.  Does this mean changing the "Driving Current Camera" could potentially result in less noise? Just a random shot in the dark here. I'm afraid to try changing that for fear of damaging my phone (I'm not really bugged by the camera quality, personally). I tried to take some RAW images, but I couldn't open them in anything for the life of me. They were purple in android apps, and I can't seem to load them into Photoshop CS5.

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Post time 2015-7-29 00:55:24 | Show all posts
Edited by Charlie at 2015-7-29 01:03 \n\n@Clone_Tekboy

I tried to take some RAW images, but I couldn't open them in anything for the life of me. They were purple in android apps, and I can't seem to load them into Photoshop CS5.

May I ask you to send me the samples raw stills ?
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Post time 2015-7-29 01:27:43 | Show all posts
Edited by nananaRev at 2015-7-29 02:43 \n\n
Clone_Tekboy replied at 2015-7-29 00:24
Sounds logical.  Does this mean changing the "Driving Current Camera" could potentially result in  ...

IDK if the setting does something, altho, it should increase the mA OF something (counterproductive).
Never had any MTK device before, and I got this 3 or 4 day ago.
On mine libcameracustom.so SENSOR_DRVNAME expose: OV8858 and GC2755.
I'm not sure about the VOL in use by these sensor, cause, I have no access to the kernel source and no time for disassembly the phone to check out, also, unless there an update today late, I'm gonna send it back to amazon tomorrow cause I can't fix it by mineself and I'm realistic, so, I'm NOT keeping a device which shoot bad copy of google deep dream.

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Post time 2015-7-29 02:04:21 | Show all posts
Charlie replied at 2015-7-29 00:55
Edited by Charlie at 2015-7-29 01:03 \n\n@Clone_Tekboy

Here's the link:
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It's almost like the image is corrupt? I don't remember what ISO setting I was on, but the accompanying jpg didn't look like this for any of them. I cleared out the CameraEM folder since, so if you want a JPG and RAW I'd have to take some more pictures.

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Post time 2015-7-29 03:01:42 | Show all posts
Edited by nananaRev at 2015-7-29 03:03 \n\n
Clone_Tekboy replied at 2015-7-29 02:04
Here's the link:
download



That's the best out of it w/o the proprietary software.
There already compression artifacts and missing info all around.

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Post time 2015-7-29 03:22:04 From the mobile phone | Show all posts
Use whatsapp camera and photos are better than stock camera, why?

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Post time 2015-7-29 03:28:31 | Show all posts
cloudvdr replied at 2015-7-29 03:22
Use whatsapp camera and photos are better than stock camera, why?

You should seriusly double check it, or post a picture, cause the underlying hardware does not change from app to app.

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Post time 2015-7-29 06:13:51 From the mobile phone | Show all posts
Use camera ics from google play and tell me... I will upload diferences

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Post time 2015-7-29 08:18:25 | Show all posts
cloudvdr replied at 2015-7-29 06:13
Use camera ics from google play and tell me... I will upload diferences




Not so fine art!

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Post time 2015-7-29 08:55:02 | Show all posts
I think it's probably just software implementation or some other hardware in the middle, as the Oneplus One has the same camera sensor and doesn't get nearly as many complaints. I think the part that bugs most people is that the noise is sharp, as opposed to smoother noise in other cameras. I'd bank on that being something on the side of the image capturing/saving process. Not sure what level of control Umi has over that, and how much they can actually do to "fix" it.
I'm torn between "it's possible to fix, we just don't know the exact source of the issue" and "there are a few ways to optimize it, but otherwise we're trying to improve something that can't be improved." :/
It sounds like the Umi team has been trying to improve it but hasn't, so either the issue isn't pinpointed or they don't have enough low-level control to fix those issues.
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