The pictures that my liquid e takes are very very dark. Even outside in full light they are quite dark. Inside they are not even worth taking. Is this normal for the LE? I know from reading reviews that the camera is not very good so I was wondering if anyone else has the same problem.
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I'm basically going to reiterate what Dave has already said;
The fact that the Acer has a 5MP camera is a great thing, but of course, as with any no-flash camera, images in the dark are going to be pretty hard to capture. To help shoot in darker environments you can adjust the ISO to be more sensative, and some camera apps will also allow somewhat artificial night-modes.
Still, if you want to night-shoot, you should really use an actual camera. No cell phone will really handle that situation well. As for day shots, I love my Acer.
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Thanks for all the responses peeps, but it wasn't a setting problem I was asking about. I know there is no flash, I did adjust the iso setting etc. What I was wondering if my phone had a hardware defect.
I compared some pictures taken in the same light/conditions with my friends iphone and iphone4 and in both cases in low light their photos had some detail where mine had none.
Even in bright daylight the pictures were a little on the dark side. Color saturation was great but the shadow areas were quite dark.
I never expected great photos from a phone but these I thought were below par for a 5mp camera. It wasn't meant to replace my regular camera anyway. When I posted I was still within my 15 days to return. I decided to keep it because other than the camera I was quite happy with it. Glad to be off the Apple train.
Guess I should have been a little more specific in my original post. But thanks for all the suggestions/help anyway.
Exactly Crunchie, I don't think people are realizing how horrible the camera really is. Unless you're in broad pure no cloud whatsoever daylight outdoors, it's nothing but dark barely discernible blobs. I've had camera phones circa LG 2005 that took better pictures. This is positively dreadful and makes the camera quite useless. I have a Canon Rebel so I don't need the camera to replace anything but it's unusable except again in broad direct sunlight and that's quite shocking for the year 2010.
You're not going to find a flash option, since the phone doesn't physically have one.
The only thing you can really do is change the ISO sensitivity to a higher number. When you open the camera app, press the first icon and then scroll down past the anti-flicker and focus mode settings.
No cell-phone camera is going to be sensitive enough for night shots without a flash. Even a brightly lit office is a pretty low-light environment as far as cameras are concerned.