I recently purchased FP5 because I honestly wanted to support the initiative for a better electronic industry and get a phone with a decent camera and basic functionality.
Unfortunately, the quality of photos is worth that with my iPhone SE of 2016… No focusing, no macro… maybe there are some specific hints on how to make acceptable photos with FP?
I would return it but I live on the other continent and it was purchased at the end of October (so probably too late). I am very sad as Pixel for the same price does offer good photos.
I am attaching two examples that are the best ones and still are horrible for macro photos .
For both photos I spent 10 minutes putting contrast marks on the nearest violet flowers and on the white ellipsoid mushroom (from different angles) but without any success.
Technically, indeed my iPhone 2016 does not have macro. I meant not real macro but rather moderately small objects like in the photos from my initial post. I cannot understand how an ancient barely breathing iPhone gives me better focused photos than FP5
If I could I would exchange it on Pixel6. I purchased PF5 with the intention of using it for many years, repairing and upgrading, now I am not that motivated and (if I will not find a way to make good photos) will search for a separate cheap 2nd hand camera for photos. I already missed many good shots during few last travel trips
Did you notice that you have to zoom out to get macro mode? It makes the camera app switch to the wide angle camera (different camera for macro mode). It took me a little while to wrap my head around this too.
It may also be the shutter time that’s causing blurry pictures. It has improved a lot since the FP4, but it could still need some work on the FP5. I’m personally satisfied with the quality, and that’s coming from someone who can also be very critical about FP
Also make sure this option is enabled in the camera settings. But also the AI scene detection.