+28 Vacation or travelling photos taken by a phone are worthless. amirite?

by Deangelo28 6 days ago

Complaining about a scratched or dirty lens seems more like a user-end problem than a bug

by Electrical-Apricot 6 days ago

This could have been a good unpopular opinion 10 years ago. Now it's just flat out wrong.

by dooleyclarabell 6 days ago

Doesn't Samsung add fake details to those moon images to make them look better?

by Conroykris 6 days ago

Huh? I've never heard this. I used my phone as a telescope on a camping trip and never actually shot the photos. It worked on the moon and the stars. But it was extremely difficult to steady my hand as 1 inch was a million miles in the sky.

by Lavernhickle 6 days ago

Ah I guess so. Well this would only occur after you "take" it then it applies a filter. It does do this with night shots to make them brighter automatically. But it's still remarkably clear in the un taken just zoomed in lens. Much better than the naked eye or a standard digital camera.

by Lavernhickle 6 days ago

Skill issue

by Anonymous 6 days ago

Operator error. Smartphone cameras are better than ever and easily on par with professional cameras if you know what you're doing, and even if you don't. It isn't 2009.

by Anonymous 6 days ago

If used correctly phone cameras take good enough pictures for 99.9 percent of the population.

by Anonymous 6 days ago

If you value fotos by the quality of the foto itself, instead of what it displays, why take fotos in the first place? "Wow, so much dynamic, and you got every shade of brown on that turd" "I know, its worth so much"

by trevorhintz 6 days ago

I don't know, man, maybe

by Flat_Party_4476 6 days ago

It's got nothing to do with the camera and everything to do with the person taking the photo. If you know how to use your equipment and have a good eye, you can take fantastic photos on any device. A $1000 DSLR will not automatically make your photos look good - in fact, it might have the opposite effect if you don't know what you're doing since phone cameras are usually optimized more for "automatic point+shoot" control. Most people just aren't fantastic photographers.

by Anonymous 6 days ago

You're forgetting about the primary point of a camera. Capturing memories. A great video from years ago is my son as a 1 year dancing in the kids club on holiday. It's an absolutely horrendously terrible video in terms of quality but it means so much. I also don't want to carry around an expensive video camera with me. Also, in terms of photos. Your argument is outdated. While still way behind a proper camera. Camera phones are good now, they just are. For taking photos of things right in front of you and often in iffy lighting they do more than an acceptable job for everybody but the over picky. My wife works at a school and I've been telling her for YEARS to get a proper camera and video camera as they use the staff ipads instead. And in a professional settings, often with actions shots and shot from long distances in the dark (back of the hall during a play for example). it's terrible. But for normal photos on holiday, a camera phone from a mid-range or flagship phone is likely going to be more than OK.

by Anonymous 6 days ago

OP probably doesn't live the sort of life he wants memories of.

by Anonymous 6 days ago

Ouch

by Anonymous 6 days ago

There's other potential explanations for why he doesn't seem to realize the very obvious, but idk if those are more charitable.

by Anonymous 6 days ago