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OnePlus 6 camera takes blurry and noisy pictures

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Are you having issues with OnePlus 6 camera as described in this thread?

  1. Yes, I am having issues with camera taking blurry, noisy, and highly post processed pictures

    89.9%
  2. No, I am not having any issue with camera

    10.1%
  1. syamkg12345
    Honeycomb Jul 11, 2018

    syamkg12345 , Jul 11, 2018 :
    Yeah, my point is one plus won't fix such things.
     

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  2. R1530620330308
    Eclair Jul 11, 2018

    R1530620330308 , Jul 11, 2018 :
    That's kinda sad since they do advertise their company as one that listens to their consumers concerns.
     

    #82
    Linxx and anupam.kamra like this.
  3. anupam.kamra
    Eclair Jul 11, 2018

    anupam.kamra , Jul 11, 2018 :
    Lol. Looks like we got influenced by all the ads and posts by OnePlus hyping the camera. And then to add fuel to the fire the Blind camera comparison
     

    #83
  4. syamkg12345
    Honeycomb Jul 11, 2018

    syamkg12345 , Jul 11, 2018 :
    Yeah, right now they'll be busy with OP6T. Happened to 5T owners.
     

    #84
    R1530620330308 likes this.
  5. syamkg12345
    Honeycomb Jul 11, 2018

    syamkg12345 , Jul 11, 2018 :
    yeah!!!!
     

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  6. MANUDHOMRA
    Gingerbread Jul 11, 2018

    MANUDHOMRA , Jul 11, 2018 :
    I also agree with you, in viewfinder images look good but after capturing the image the colour production is very bad, images seem like blurred and colour seems like washed out from the image. i can't believe that I'm saying this but pictures taken from some mid range phone like Samsung j series phone has better picture output than OnePlus 6. at OnePlus they need to take care of this issue. since users of OnePlus 6 are really very disappointed with its camera performance.
     

    #86
  7. nabbed
    Honeycomb Jul 11, 2018

    nabbed , Jul 11, 2018 :
    Well. Have you tried RAW images?
     

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  8. bigsport
    Froyo Jul 11, 2018

    bigsport , Jul 11, 2018 :
    Why do you keep saying trying the raw images like you posted just above. Many of us had and if you check on another posting a user did a detailed analysis and comparison with an iPhone 6 on the blurriness and focus and Sent it in as a bug report.
     

    #88
    01baftb and R1530620330308 like this.
  9. nabbed
    Honeycomb Jul 11, 2018

    nabbed , Jul 11, 2018 :
    Because I suggested to use RAW image as a possible fix; because R1530620330308 said the problem might be with the software, and postprocessing of images is done in software. Because R1530620330308, in his reply, never mentioned using RAW image mode, just the Pro mode. So that didn't address my suggestion. So I asked again. Does that satisfy your inquiry?

    Also, my original point was: don't press the on-screen button too much, that may result in blurring.
    I don't get blurry images in good light, only in low light.
     

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    JubaL_VW likes this.
  10. bigsport
    Froyo Jul 11, 2018

    bigsport , Jul 11, 2018 :
    So you're lucky then and obviously don't accept universal methods, and don't bother reading what our answers are, and what other people have written here on this forum, reddit, and xda. Many people have posted the same issue.
     

    #90
    01baftb likes this.
  11. V1531283539201
    Cupcake Jul 11, 2018

    V1531283539201 , Jul 11, 2018 :
    i am also experiencing the same issue. The picture quality is getting degraded after taking the shot, though it looks better before capturing in the screen. The the focusing is also a big issue. Most of the time it wont focus on the intended object
     

    #91
  12. nabbed
    Honeycomb Jul 11, 2018

    nabbed , Jul 11, 2018 :
    I honestly don't have the time to read all of the posts, all thousands of them. That's the short answer.

    I also noticed that most people complaining about hardware defects seem to have Asian usernames. Not so many westerners complaining. Now, that can be a racial trait like being more picky, scrupulous or demanding, or it could be a real issue with quality control at Oneplus.

    I have a theory that may not be true at all, but it sounds good in my head - the quality control for Asian and western phones is different at Oneplus. Maybe they have better QC teams for western phones, or maybe they bin their phones and send the best specimens to the western countries.
    Or maybe it's just that Asian countries buy an order of magnitude more phones than westerners.
    Are you by any chance from Asia?

    Anyway, I'm only trying to help here. That and learning more are my only motivations for being here.
     

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  13. R1530620330308
    Eclair Jul 11, 2018

    R1530620330308 , Jul 11, 2018 :
    Im not too knowledgeable with cameras and tinkering with pro mode but yes I have tried raw images and idk if it's supposed to look like that but it honestly looked worse - overexposed and still blurry. So yeah, I'm not seeing any difference or anything better with raw images. Thank you for trying to help tho.
     

    #93
    nabbed likes this.
  14. bigsport
    Froyo Jul 11, 2018

    bigsport , Jul 11, 2018 :
    You know what you're now being racist.
     

    #94
  15. sgrahm88
    Cupcake Jul 11, 2018

    sgrahm88 , Jul 11, 2018 :
    +1

    Excellent review and thread. Nailed just about every issue I've noticed with the camera that bugs me. I wanted to start a thread about this, but I wouldn't have been able to articulate it as well. I also believe it's mainly a software issue. I should also state that I am NOT a photographer, but I appreciate quality photos.

    Let me say that in general, I am happy about what this phone can do for pictures...but then again, I would say that about most smart phones on the market. The tech is stil pretty impressive considering its on a phone, and how far it has come in the past 5 years. I am mostly pleased with the Oneplus 6 videos, and the slow motion is fun to use. Photos can be stunning (high contrast and slightly saturated), but can also be kinda brutal. Note that I usually just snap in Auto mode for convenience.

    I've had my oneplus 6 since launch (my LG G4 died 2 weeks before). I have been both very impressed with the camera, and also disappointed. I'm almost always impressed when just vieing it on my smartphone screen (which is fine for Instagram) but if I go to zoom in, or view on a larger screen for example, some issues can be quite noticable and distracting.

    Most issuse are exactly what you mentioned. "blotchy" when zoomed in/ enlarged and "glowing" between edges of high(ish) contrast...as well as some other issues. It does appear to be software and (overly aggressive) post processing. I believe it can be fixed. My LG G4 didn't have these issues, and the photo quality when zoomed in was far better on that phone (3+ yrs old and was cheaper when I bought it :O).

    I have taken many stunning photos with the OnePlus 6 camera. I am and can be happy and satisfied with it. But I think it was advertised to be special, and I think with some software work, it can be so much better! Please listen to the community on this one OnePlus: investing some more time into your photo processing will not only give you more satisfied customers, but will pay dividends down the road. The camera has become such an integral part of the smartphone.

    I know, I know, it's "just a smartphone camera", or "why not just buy a Pixel 2?" I think the OnePlus 6 has more potential to be unlocked, and can be a "great" smartphone camera in more ways.

    Anyways, I'm done with my little rant, sorry. :)

    tl;dr camera is totally usable, but could be so much better with some software work, imo.
     

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  16. JubaL_VW
    Froyo Jul 11, 2018

    JubaL_VW , Jul 11, 2018 :
    I have found that turning HDR mode off helps clarify blurry details. I think I'll leave it off until an update to the camera software comes along.
     

    #96
    sgrahm88 likes this.
  17. nabbed
    Honeycomb Jul 11, 2018

    nabbed , Jul 11, 2018 :
    Maybe your camera has a problem. Maybe my eyes aren't so good to detect unnecessary blur, and both our cameras aren't as good.
    I wish there was a standardized test that a simple user could take to verify these issues.

    Here's an example of a standardized test by Gsmarena:
    https://www.gsmarena.com/piccmp.php3?idType=1&idPhone1=9109&idPhone2=8967&idPhone3=8720

    Most of the images look like they equal between OP6 and Pixel 2 XL, with Galaxy S9 pulling ahead visibly. This is just for focus/blurriness though.
     

    #97
    01baftb and R1530620330308 like this.
  18. nabbed
    Honeycomb Jul 11, 2018

    nabbed , Jul 11, 2018 :
    I said specifically that I wasn't being racist - my theory is that OP is being racist :)
     

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    R1530620330308 likes this.
  19. R1530620330308
    Eclair Jul 11, 2018

    R1530620330308 , Jul 11, 2018 :


    nabbed

    Maybe your camera has a problem. Maybe my eyes aren't so good to detect unnecessary blur, and both our cameras aren't as good.
    I wish there was a standardized test that a simple user could take to verify these issues.

    Here's an example of a standardized test by Gsmarena:
    https://www.gsmarena.com/piccmp.php3?idType=1&idPhone1=9109&idPhone2=8967&idPhone3=8720

    Most of the images look like they equal between OP6 and Pixel 2 XL, with Galaxy S9 pulling ahead visibly. This is just for focus/blurriness though.​


    The blurriness isn't too pronounced per se. It just looks like there is some softening on parts of the image after processing whereas I expected it to be crisp as I saw it on the screen. Example is when I take a picture of the back of my hand, on the screen I see the details - the ridges, lines and wrinkles clearly but after being taken my hand looks like it has been smoothened or beautified or something. And yes, I do have the beautification setting disabled.
     

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  20. sgrahm88
    Cupcake Jul 11, 2018

    sgrahm88 , Jul 11, 2018 :
    Thanks for the tip...I'll have to experiment with that.