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Apprentice

Hi Everyone,

I just received the S20 ultra this week and to be honest I am disppointed with the camera so far.

I mainly use the phone to take photos of jewellery to send to customers etc. The pictures don't have to be print quality but I would like them to sharp and in focus.

Unfortunately I bought the phone on contract from vodafone and I tried to return it after two days but they wouldn't accept it as I had installed software on the phone, it asked me to do a smart switch as soon as I turned it on which installed some software from my previous phone (whatsapp etc)

 

Perhaps someone here could offer some advice as to how I can get better images? I have tried pro mode, manual focus, holding the phone about 20cm from the object etc but still not getting the sharpness I had on my S8 note.  

 

Do you think it's possible to resolve this issue or is my only option a different phone?

thanks

 

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GrandMaster

the narrower focus windows may due to the dimension of the sensor, sorry i have no idea.. photos look quite good from here, i have no suggestions... sorry


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Explorer
Yeah it will be tricky to get the whole thing in focus with that big sensor from up close. Try taking the same photo with the zoom camera, I think it will be able to keep the whole thing in focus.
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Apprentice

Thanks for the replies, I appreciate the efforts. The item doesn't have to be in complete focus I just want a fairly decent photo. I've attached an image I took on my S8 note as an example, also the filters on the S8 note were much better and easier to navigate then the S20 ultra.

I also bought a S10 note for my colleague, I will test their phone after the covid lockdown is over, if that doesn't work I guess I will jump to a Huawei. Really disappointed with Vodafone and Samsung, they have my money now and they could care less that the phone is not fit for purpose.

 

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To be honest this S8 picture doesnt look much better in my opinion than the S20 Ultra. I believe if you experiment with the S20 ultra you can get a very good picture. Try 108mp mode, take the picture from a bit further away (maybe around 50-60cm) and later crop in. I believe if you get it to focus correctly you will get a much sharper image than the S8.
You can also try taking some photos with the Zoom camera at default zoom range to see what the results will be like.

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First Poster

Same, very disappointed with camera.. 😞

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