Camera Phones Cell Phone Picture Quality


Camera Phone

  • 1.  Good Lighting – Have light come from behind you so it shines directly on the subject to avoid dark, blurry shots
  • 2.  Proper Composition – Visualize a board of tic-tac-toe on your frame.  Use the intersection points as placement for your subject.
  • 3.  Steady Hands – Rest your elbow on a tabletop to keep it steady when taking a picture.

Camera phones generally have a 3 megapixel camera but pictures always end up coming out blurry and dark.  There are certain things you can do to improve that quality.


Megapixels are simple to understand, as they measure just one thing – how many millions of little pixels a camera is capable of shooting.  People naturally assume that the more pixels it can shoot, the better the quality.  That is not always the case because the quality of the image sensors and lens are more important.  So, even though cell phone manufacturers now offer cameras up to a whopping 5 megapixels and more, they tend to still offer the same low grade image sensors and lens because the only buzz is megapixels.

Most camera phones use low quality plastic lenses (compared to the glass ones found in better cameras) in addition to using cheap sensors.  Camera phones lack optical zoom and instead, rely on digital zoom that reduces picture quality.

So the solution for taking high quality camera phone pictures is to use the same photographic fundamentals that are applied when using a regular stand-alone camera.  So if you are aware of your camera-phone’s weaknesses you can try to overcome them easily.

First thing we want to ensure is that we have good lighting because camera phones usually don’t have flashes and the ones that do, use low power LEDs.  You will have to make up for that by getting as much light on the subject as possible from other surroundings because the more light you have, the better your pictures will look. When doing this, remember to keep the light source in front of your subject, be it from Sun or indoor bulb.

Blur still remains to be the main problem with camera-phone photos.  Compared to larger, single-lens reflex cameras camera phones have no physical shutter so they rely on software to tell the camera how long to record content coming through the lens.   Due to the fact that internal processor and software within the camera are mostly slow, the delay between the time you push the button and the time the actual picture is taken can be a second or more.  The longer there is a delay internally the more like it is for you to move your hand around slightly or for the subject to move.   You can prevent this by resting your elbow on a tabletop so that you can minimize unwanted movement.  Also remember that when you press the capture button you should not move till you see the photo on the screen.

Third step is composition. Composition  plays a vital role in making shots clear and crisp.  Every camera has frame which have four lines intersecting each other. To add intensity and color balance  to your pictures set your frame such that four lines meets as at single point.
So all you need is blend of these three steps, to get amazing pictures.


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