As said in the title, this is not a review of the camera. That has already been done countless times, so I thought I would just detail how I use it. So apologies if this post, is for want of a better word, disjointed! Also I will update this post over time as I find new or maybe better ways of achieving different things.
I have been asked many times what I use to create HDR images from my phones. So I thought I would simply detail it here. Although I primarily use my Nokia N8, these applications work for all Symbian 3 devices and I have tested on X7, 700, 701, E7, C7, C6-01. They are also available on the N9. The two applications in question are HDR Photo Camera by Intellsys and HDR Pro Camera by Harald Meyer. In simple terms they both do exactly the same job, however there are differences. These differences could determine which application is right for you.
This is the second HDR application to appear in the Nokia Store for the Nokia N9 and is the same application that appeared some time ago for the Symbian^3 devices such as the Nokia N8. I have to say I love the application on the Nokia N8.
So how does it perform on the N9, I should also say that I will be doing a quick comparison post after this to compare the two HDR applications available for the Nokia N9. Cost wise for us in Europe it is €3.00
So now we have a new application from the creators of Camera Pro, which if you read my previous post you will know I am not a fan of. This time it really is Pro!! Get it here HDR Pro Camera
So what is different about this app? Well for a start they seem to have taken their time and developed it with care and attention.
There are two sections to the application: HDR Photo, where you can fuse and edit 3 existing photos into one HDR image. Then there is HDR Camera where you can take the 3 brackets and then fuse or save for fusing later on.
Here are a few screenshots to take you through the fusing process.
Whilst at Nokia World this year, I was asked by a Twitter friend James Burland to see if I could do a HDR of a person rather than just my usual Landscapes. So being the obliging chap I am, I thought I would give it a try. I managed to get Clinton Jeff, Editor in Chief of ZOMGit’sCJ and a good friend, not just from Twitter but from our N-gage days where we were both Elites.
It was a pretty hectic two days for CJ so we did not get much time to do this, so hopefully James will like the results. I have done a few edits of the bracketed images, more for fun really. When time permits I will attempt more edits.
Well the title says it all, a comparison of the camera ability between my Nokia E7 running Symbian Belle OS and the new Nokia 701 also running Symbian Belle OS. This is not intended to be a debate on AF vs EDoF, this is just to see if there are any improvements to the camera in the new Belle devices now available.
First up I took a few images in the early morning (in low light) of the sunrise
Part Four – Tone-mapping (Black & White)
Black & White preset has the same editing options as we have seen with Smooth, Grunge and Painterly. Obviously settings that deal with colour saturation in are set at 0 – well, it would not be a black & white image if they weren’t! In case you missed them here they are:
Enhances contrast and detail
Controls the saturation of the RGB colour channels, the higher the value the more intense the colours
Controls the compression of the tonal range, a higher value boosts shadow detail and brightens image