How to take better photos with your Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 camera tips and tricks
1. Use the right resolution
2. Enable lock screen shortcuts
3. Arrange the shortcuts in the camera interface to your liking
4. Download more filters
5. Enable guidelines
6. Use the volume key as a camera shutter
7. When appropriate, lock focus and exposure while taking photos
8. Experiment with your video modes
9. 4K video is kind of pointless right now
10. Focus in videos can be locked
1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2109; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
11. Use 4k video to capture a moment/motion, and choose the best frame out of 30 each second to have the absolute best moment saved. Such frame will have an acceptable 8MP resolution with far more reliable results over the annoyance of your timing and the camera's shutter lag.
15. parkhoon (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)
Exactly why I use 4k video. The author doesn't seem to have experience with the 4k video and just assumes it doesn't do anything good without a 4k screen. Even on a 1080p monitor, if you pause the playback you will see much sharper picture.
16. cogthrob (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)
What software do you use for grabbing frames out of the 4k video on the note3? I've been sorely disappointed with camera performance on the Note3 after "upgrading" from iPhone5 even after going through all these tips and trying every camera app on the market
3. android_hitman (Posts: 591; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)
or just usehttps://play.google.com/store/
it takes awesome picture.
4. solidsnake695 (Posts: 32; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)
for z1 its simple use iso at 100 for better low light shots
5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2496; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Nice tips, already using most of it which are available in my phone.
9. Dowson (unregistered)
best camera -> in a plastic bag.
11. TheYellowDart (Posts: 14; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)
To be honest i can't stand metal phones since I have wedding ring on. Titanium ring brushing on aluminum is like grinding nails on a chalk board.
7. joe1blue (Posts: 97; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)
Nice tips definitely changed a few settings.
8. RandomUsername (Posts: 425; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
But why doesn't it have a hardware shutter button? Please, take a lesson from Nokia and Sony...
13. AntiFanBoyz (Posts: 76; Member since: 30 Nov 2013)
Ummm, #6. Why include a dedicated button when you can program the volume to do it?