How I made my smartphone camera from worst to Awesome!!!!

We all have smartphones.

With the race of new smartphone features, we plunge ourselves into the pool of buyers. As a result, we end up buying one.

Its often not easy to buy a branded phone every time. Like, two years back I owned a branded Sony K550i cybershot phone, which costed me then 15% more the price I paid buying a smartphone today!

I own a Lava Iris Fuel 50 8mp 5″ 3000mAh Phablet.

However, the camera results weren’t even close to old java phones..reason?????

Its pretty tad.

1) Java phones use to have CCD sensors and had lesser tweaks in camera functions

2) Smart phones have CMOS sensors and have hell lot of tweaks.

3) All tweaks inside your smartphone cameras are on “AUTO” mode (which is really really bad!!!)

So, by now you might have had your answer..

Smartphone cameras dont give you desired result each time you shoot because –

A) All your tweaks are on Auto mode, so each time you click you will get different results, and that’s horrific!

B) To ensure your camera works well, open your camera and invest quality time, doing R&D before you call it bad.

C) Go to settings, check Picture quality (I was shocked to find it being default at 5MP, whereas my phone was capable of taking 8MP. No sooner I saw it, i changed it to 8MP)

D) Next, change scene mode from Auto to Potrait. The moment you do this, all other tweaks like exposure, color etc will disappear..making your phone safe from automatic changes (which most dumb smart phones do badly)

E) After ensuring your scene mode is Potrait, go to video settings and change the quality from fine (higher grade) to High (lower grade) remember to change this option back only when you intend to use your camera for videography. Thus, when you are using it for taking photos, keep video quality lesser than while using the camera for video shooting.

You shall get surprised once you made these changes in your phone!

From now, every snap you take with your smart phone shall be same, and you wont miss taking great shots, especially during the nick of time.

Happy riding to all!


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The original purpose of this blog was promoting city cycling and popularizing urban green belt corridors, which it did for it's first one and a half year, since the year of it's launch - 2014. Now-a-days, that is, since the last two years, I haven't been city commuting on my bike, thanks to my city earning the world's most air polluted region title. And thanks to the redesigning of City roads, those are forked under construction since last six months, loosing a green cover of a whooping 9,100+ trees and the rising construction dust hazards. And lastly thanks to El nino of 2015 and El nina of 2016. I don't know if I have missed any other reason. The theme of the blog, hence, changed, into a bit of my own ramblings covering topics, such as - my travel blogging, Social issues in India, Climate change & biodiversity conservation.

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