@Reid_Sommerville - oh that is interesting.You may want to raise this to support to see if they can get this sorted for you. You absolutely shouldn’t have a problem like this
ok ill check the hardware. Really poor quality pics in low light, so that could explain that too. I will post a pic taken with the Nokia with the 3.2 mp lens which for me is far superior.
If you mean the upcoming FairPhone model that’s planned for 2015, then nope, nothing is known about it yet. If you mean if there’s a difference between FP1 and FP1U camera’s, then there’s no difference.
Ok my daughter has a fairphone now as well and we have compared photos and hers are fine whilst mine are blurred and the colour is wrong. maybe I have the same problem as above although I cannot see it looking as frosted as that.
I checked and my FP also is dirty under the lens (looks like dust!). I think that probably one can clean that on his/her own…
I have the same problem as Reid_Sommerville. In the beginning I had good photos but after 2 months all my photos were milky. I wrote to the support. They answered I should clean the lense from the inside. There is a “How to” in iFixit (remove Midframe). May be I will try that (but I have fear to destroy something). I will write again when I know more.
As I wrote in my last post it was necessary to clean the lens of the rear camera. There is a Guide on iFixit: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Fairphone+Rear+Camera+Replacement/20531
You have to follow it until step 12, then you can clean the lens and the glass. For opening I used a screwdriver and some opening picks. All worked fine and it wasn’t a great thing. But the Fairphone was really dusty inside! I cleaned it with cotton buds. The camera works fine again.
I fear the problem will come again, because I carry my Fairphone in my trousers and I don’t use a cover. Maybe I have to use a cover in future or to clean the lense from time to time.
I hope Fairphone 2 will be better in this point!
The glass covering my camera is broken which I removed. Since there is nothing covering my lens it get’s really dirty. I clean it using a cotton swab and some nail-remover (acetone based). This really improved my clarity and as long you don’t ‘soak’ your lens in acetone I’m sure this does not do any damage.
So if you are able to open your phone I would recommend cleaning it this way. Make sure, however, that there you don’t leave any pieces of cotton as this will blur your image.
Robin, I don’t agree sorry. A good camera is vital for a smartphone. This is the main condition for me to buy a new phone I have a S7 and the camera is better than any other camera I have ever had. This is the main advantage of a smartphone, all in one. I don’t care about the CPU speed or memory capacity as long as they are more or less ‘normal’. But the quality of the pictures is the first thing I look.
Is it not possible for developers or subcontractors to create a good camera that could fit inside the Fairphone ? I would buy one immediately. And all my family
Here is a french website that does some cool tests, you can compare lots of phones: http://www.lesnumeriques.com/appareil-photo-numerique/face-a-face/f922873535ef5f70ad5c7280cc26860f8daed04e
Alas, the FP1’s camera is rather poor. At first, there was a red tinting in the center of the picture, then after an update, the tinting is green - apparently filters were changed in a way that over-compensates the original problem.
Don’t know about the FP2, hope it’s better.
2 examples. (unedited except size)