Do you use the manual controls of your phone camera app?
posted by Daniel P. / Jun 04, 2015, 4:25 AM
Not only that, but handset manufacturers are increasingly equipping the stock camera apps with manual modes, and even Apple strayed away from the point-and-shoot paradigm, adding an ever-increasing amount of options to its iPhone camera interface.
That is why we wanted to ask you if you actually find use for these manual modes on your phone's camera, or are mostly setting it on auto, and forgetting about all the other possibilities. Manual modes are getting increasingly complex - you can set separate values for exposure, ISO, white balance, and even shutter speeds with many phones, so if you are into photography, it's a great time to own a capable smartphone.
How many of you are actually using those options, though? Mark your answer in the poll below, and tell us about it in the comments.
Do you use the manual controls of your camera app?
Yes, very often
From time to time
No, I mostly shoot in auto mode
Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013
No I just use normal auto mode or HDR+, so much quicker But I'm all for adding more manual controls anyway Since why? More options is better
posted on Jun 04, 2015, 4:28 AM 6
Posts: 3275; Member since: Nov 15, 2013
in samsung's flagship phones, user dont need much to worry about manual controls... auto mode take care of many things pretty well and quickly... manual controls are more important in old lumia phones which have a great camera but with pretty bad auto mode... example is lumia1020 and older pureview808, auto mode is fixed in lumia930
posted on Jun 04, 2015, 6:20 AM 0
Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 06, 2014
i would use it all the time if my stupid S5 had manual shutter speed and ISO. !!!!!!!!!!!!! i would buy the S6 just for those features, but it doesn't have them. and the G4 is too big for me. PLEASE Samsung add those two features to your camera app!
posted on Jun 04, 2015, 4:40 AM 0
Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015
Actually G4 is not as big as you might think since its a little bended and also have a good screen to body ratio it's smaller than the iPhone 6 plus.
posted on Jun 04, 2015, 4:57 AM 1
Posts: 1931; Member since: Nov 17, 2011
After you experience Nokia camera it's hard to revert back to point and shoot. The Lumia 1020 taught me a lot about photography before I got the money to buy my first DSLR. Interestingly enough, I have the Xperia Z3 which has very few manual options for the time being. I think Sony will push an update soon though. I just played with the G4 at T-Mobile yesterday and it is every bit of fun and it delivers up to its hype.
posted on Jun 04, 2015, 6:32 AM 1
Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013
After have using the L1020 as my main camera for 1.5 year, I have finally bought a decent DSLR. Bought a Nikon D5500 with an 18-55 DX VR II lens + 50mm F/1.8 lens and DAAAMN! The best things about the camera is: - Enormously better dynamic range (Landscape) - low light performence - Sharpness is better (50mm F/1.8 lens is BEAST) but sharpness is not that important for me :) But sometimes I do use my L1020 because I like it! :D
posted on Jun 04, 2015, 8:22 AM 1
Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013
I'm not really into fiddling with manual camera controls because I don't know how to use them, but I'd like them to be there if ever I get the feeling I want to take my photography to the next level.
posted on Jun 04, 2015, 8:41 AM 0
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