[Submitted] Auto ISO and Shutter depend on Incorrect Histogram during preview. Real Histogram is different.

  1. hassan987
    Gingerbread Jun 23, 2018

    hassan987 , Jun 23, 2018 :
    RAW image comes out overexposed than preview. Bug can be verified by looking at histogram of preview and histogram of RAW capture. Bug renders histogram useless for PRO mode, since histogram displayed is mismatched to result.
    This bug degrades image by forcing incorrect ISO and Shutter on auto.
    Root cause is ISP manipulating the image preview, upon which ISO, shutter is based.
    ISO, Shutter should be based on RAW sensor data. Correct exposure is first step to high quality results.

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  2. hassan987
    Gingerbread Jun 23, 2018

    hassan987 , Jun 23, 2018 :
    screenshot.jpeg Screen Shot 2018-06-23 at 6.27.36 PM.png As you can see the histogram on result is showing higher exposure than histogram of Viewfinder/Preview

    If you look at the left portion of the histograms (which represent dark areas) the peaks are much higher in preview than peaks in actual shot. It means preview has much more darkness than actual shot.

    The same difference is visible to the eye as well.

    Correct camera implementation should have a similar histogram in both places.
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2018

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  3. hassan987
    Gingerbread Jun 23, 2018

    hassan987 , Jun 23, 2018 :
    This seems to be caused by Image Signal Processing being performed on the preview.
    However ISO and Shutter should depend on ORIGINAL sensor data, NOT on a PUNCHY preview. By basing Auto settings on PUNCHY preview, OP6 degrades Image Quality across the board, due to need of boosted ISO, to cancel out the PUNCH. Its a Catch 22 situation.

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  4. hassan987
    Gingerbread Jun 23, 2018

    hassan987 , Jun 23, 2018 :
    1) ISP creates a PUNCHY Preview
    2) Shutter and ISO get boosted according to the high-contrast preview
    3) The resulting washed-out image is then again "fixed" by the ISP by enhancing contrast, saturation, and darkening (darkening is recorded in JPG EXIF data) however RAW is left unprocessed and visibly overexposed "washed out" compared to preview.

    This situation holds back the true capability of the camera sensor by using higher ISO than needed to take a bright exposure, followed by noise reduction and darkening to "fix" it.
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2018

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  5. hassan987
    Gingerbread Jun 23, 2018

    hassan987 , Jun 23, 2018 :
    None of the other phones I own have this problem and for this reason OP6 always uses higher ISO indoors than all my other phones. It is because the auto settings are based on faulty input.

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  6. Anish Mohan Ayanal
    Froyo Jun 24, 2018

    Anish Mohan Ayanal , Jun 24, 2018 :
    Same issue in OnePlus 5T (Camera version V2.5.3). Currently open beta 10 is available for 5T with camera clarity improvements, I am not a beta user(will post the issue under the beta test thread and update here whether same issue is present in beta or is fixed). Sample photos are attached.

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  7. hassan987
    Gingerbread Jun 25, 2018

    hassan987 , Jun 25, 2018 :
    Hope something will be done to address this issue, and hope ISO 50 option can be introduced as well.

  8. hassan987
    Gingerbread Jun 26, 2018

    hassan987 , Jun 26, 2018 :

    Please watch the youtube video portion from 6:35 - 7:25.

    And even in the portion 5:57 onwards, same problems are discussed of excessive noise and unnecessarily high ISO.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2018

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  9. Ni4PiHi
    Cupcake Jun 28, 2018

    Ni4PiHi , Jun 28, 2018 :
    DNG is Adobe used raw format, Android would do RAW to DNG convert and compress the camera metadata at the same time. DNG preview is made by photography editor software like Adobe lightroom and this software would processing the preview with Metadata, this is totally different to camera viewfinder. DNG RAW's preview is made by 3 part software not camera producer. So, that must different to camera view finder, but the RAW output for camera view finder and DNG is the same without doubt. DNG RAW's main spirit is to provide a way for user to editor their own image quality, i think you can adjust gamma and find a familiar brightness as camera view finder if that what you want.

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  10. hassan987
    Gingerbread Jun 28, 2018

    hassan987 , Jun 28, 2018 :
    DNG is widely used by renowned manufacturers of phones as well as dSLR cameras. No other company has this problem. This issue is only there in One Plus. One plus should fix it if they want to offer good camera. Even xiaomi, ZUK, huawei etc. don't have this problem which are also cheap brands.

  11. Ni4PiHi
    Cupcake Jun 28, 2018

    Ni4PiHi , Jun 28, 2018 :
    I also see the same problem on IPX and Pixel2 with light room CC capturing DNG. I think this issue is due to Adobe. However, i like original JPEG, Oneplus do really good job on image quality. Hope they can choose better image sensor, like Samsung.
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2018

  12. hassan987
    Gingerbread Jun 30, 2018

    hassan987 , Jun 30, 2018 :
    Image sensor on OnePlus 6 is top quality. The problem is with the exposure software.

  13. hassan987
    Gingerbread Jun 30, 2018

    hassan987 , Jun 30, 2018 :
    Does anybody know what it means for a bug/feature request to be "submitted to Jira"?

  14. 01baftb
    Gingerbread Jul 17, 2018

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  15. bigsport
    Froyo Jul 17, 2018

    bigsport , Jul 17, 2018 :
    I haven't seen this on the Pixel, not the 100s of photos I've taken on the camera.

  16. hassan987
    Gingerbread Jul 18, 2018