Poll results: Do you use the manual controls of your phone camera app?
posted by Daniel P. / Jun 08, 2015, 3:07 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?
Well, 30% of our respondents are actually using those on a regular basis, and another 32% frame their scenes from time to time with the manual options. Granted, 38% say they mostly shoot in auto mode, as their phone usually arrives, but that's a much smaller percentage than what could generally be expected from the average user.
Do you use the manual controls of your camera app?
Yes, very often
From time to time
No, I mostly shoot in auto mode
Shooting in manual mode on my z3 makes a huge difference. The pictures look stunning compared to the crappy superior auto..
posted on Jun 08, 2015, 3:36 AM 6
Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014
I use manual mode from time to time on my Z, but the pictures still turned out to be pretty average, superior auto will made it look worse sometimes. Hope Sony will implement RAW and more settings in manual mode in the near future.
posted on Jun 08, 2015, 3:40 AM 2
I had a Z a few years back and I always thought the pictures were fairly poor quality..
posted on Jun 08, 2015, 3:45 AM 1
Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 16, 2013
do we even have proper manual controls? fv-5 camera takes care of that but drops the resolution dramatically. other than that true manual control only g4, some oppos and a few other phones i forget have.
posted on Jun 08, 2015, 4:03 PM 0
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