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New cell phone=better pictures. :)

Posted By: ls1mike

New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/10/20 10:35 PM

Well my S3 died. frown So I got a new phone, an S10. I can't believe how well this phone takes photos, better than any camera I have personally owned.
Really happy with camera in this phone.
So finally had some sun in Washington and got some of the cars cleaned up.
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Posted By: hatt

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/10/20 10:39 PM

Oh wow I can't believe you were still rocking an S3. That was my first smart phone. It was a nice phone though, for it's time.
Posted By: supton

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/10/20 10:40 PM

You made it sound like you got a new phone and just took these photos--that can't be, as my garaged cars look more like the dirt in your backyard at this time of year.

Nice pics, and nice shiny cars! thumbsup
Posted By: ls1mike

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/10/20 10:41 PM

Originally Posted by hatt
Oh wow I can't believe you were still rocking an S3. That was my first smart phone. It was a nice phone though.

Man I loved that thing. It never let me down...but the S10 is pretty awesome!!!
Posted By: ls1mike

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/10/20 10:43 PM

Originally Posted by supton
You made it sound like you got a new phone and just took these photos--that can't be, as my garaged cars look more like the dirt in your backyard at this time of year.

Nice pics, and nice shiny cars! thumbsup


We just got done with something like 38 days straight of rain and no sun...I was starting to lose my mind and I have done a few submarine patrols where I haven't seen the sun in over 50 days.
Posted By: hatt

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/10/20 10:59 PM

Originally Posted by ls1mike
Originally Posted by hatt
Oh wow I can't believe you were still rocking an S3. That was my first smart phone. It was a nice phone though.

Man I loved that thing. It never let me down...but the S10 is pretty awesome!!!

I would have sent you my old one if I would have known. I'm pretty sure it still works.
Posted By: hallstevenson

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/10/20 11:01 PM

An S3 to an S10 is quite literally a 6-7 year jump in technology. I'm surprised that you're surprised that the camera is (so much) better.
Posted By: ls1mike

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/10/20 11:05 PM

Originally Posted by hallstevenson
An S3 to an S10 is quite literally a 6-7 year jump in technology. I'm surprised that you're surprised that the camera is (so much) better.

Not so much surprised that the camera is better. I expected that. Just that it is actually a camera, like I don't need a separate one now.
Posted By: Wolf359

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/10/20 11:21 PM

Originally Posted by ls1mike
Originally Posted by hallstevenson
An S3 to an S10 is quite literally a 6-7 year jump in technology. I'm surprised that you're surprised that the camera is (so much) better.

Not so much surprised that the camera is better. I expected that. Just that it is actually a camera, like I don't need a separate one now.


While I also have the S10, I also picked up a Nikon D7500 recently with the 10-140mm VR lense. There's still a need for regular cameras, you don't have zoom or wide angle on a phone camera. Plus for indoor shots, you really need a flash that has some range. The LED flash on the phone camera is typically only good for 10-12 feet. I normally use an external flash to get enough light to fill the entire room.
Posted By: Inspecktor

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/11/20 12:34 AM

My S3 Lite died two weeks ago, replaced with a LG G5 we had laying around. It is a lot bigger, but nice and fast with a sharp screen. I miss the size of the old one, however.
Posted By: 2010Civic

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/11/20 01:18 AM

Originally Posted by Wolf359
Originally Posted by ls1mike
Originally Posted by hallstevenson
An S3 to an S10 is quite literally a 6-7 year jump in technology. I'm surprised that you're surprised that the camera is (so much) better.

Not so much surprised that the camera is better. I expected that. Just that it is actually a camera, like I don't need a separate one now.


While I also have the S10, I also picked up a Nikon D7500 recently with the 10-140mm VR lense. There's still a need for regular cameras, you don't have zoom or wide angle on a phone camera. Plus for indoor shots, you really need a flash that has some range. The LED flash on the phone camera is typically only good for 10-12 feet. I normally use an external flash to get enough light to fill the entire room.



For what it's worth the S10 has a 2x zoom camera along with a ultra wide angle camera. In addition to the regular camera.
Posted By: ls1mike

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/11/20 02:41 AM

Originally Posted by Inspecktor
My S3 Lite died two weeks ago, replaced with a LG G5 we had laying around. It is a lot bigger, but nice and fast with a sharp screen. I miss the size of the old one, however.

I do think it is the size I miss.
Posted By: MONKEYMAN

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/11/20 12:40 PM

My boss just bought the same phone. I was talking to him about shopping at Wal-Mart and his phone started talking about Wal-Mart. It was creepy. Those are some nice pictures.
Posted By: diyjake

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/11/20 01:24 PM

Nice! Sure looks like a beautiful day in Washington! Where in WA do you live?
Posted By: hallstevenson

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/11/20 03:01 PM

Most camera folks, i.e. the type that own nice DSLR units, will continue using them for "real" photography. 9 out of 10 people that take pictures with their mobile phones will never save them, print them, etc. Most will "lose" the photos over time, from what I see.
Posted By: ls1mike

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/11/20 03:49 PM

Originally Posted by hallstevenson
Most camera folks, i.e. the type that own nice DSLR units, will continue using them for "real" photography. 9 out of 10 people that take pictures with their mobile phones will never save them, print them, etc. Most will "lose" the photos over time, from what I see.


I just had some photos remove from my wife's S7. I had them put on canvas so I could hang them up in the house.
One is of the Grand Tetons, the other is Mt. Adams from 8500 feet on Mt. Rainier
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There will always be a need for an actual camera. I just won't need one now.
Posted By: ls1mike

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/11/20 03:50 PM

Originally Posted by diyjake
Nice! Sure looks like a beautiful day in Washington! Where in WA do you live?


I live in the Poulsbo area. A ferry ride from Seattle. smile
Posted By: Alfred_B

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/11/20 07:41 PM

I've stopped using my DSLR and switched to the convenience of cell phone camera a couple of years ago. The benefit of convenience finally crossed over the benefit of picture quality difference.
Posted By: ls1mike

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/12/20 01:33 AM

Originally Posted by Alfred_B
I've stopped using my DSLR and switched to the convenience of cell phone camera a couple of years ago. The benefit of convenience finally crossed over the benefit of picture quality difference.

It is a no brainer for me. We had a DSLR, but stopped using it, now that I have this thing the pictures are good enough that it is not worth it for me to bring the camera. I will leave that to professionals.
Posted By: ls1mike

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/12/20 01:35 AM

Originally Posted by hatt
Originally Posted by ls1mike
Originally Posted by hatt
Oh wow I can't believe you were still rocking an S3. That was my first smart phone. It was a nice phone though.

Man I loved that thing. It never let me down...but the S10 is pretty awesome!!!

I would have sent you my old one if I would have known. I'm pretty sure it still works.

I am spoiled now...The S10 compared to the S3 is the like the Model T compare to a C8 Corvette.
Posted By: JohnG

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/12/20 01:37 AM

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Posted By: JohnG

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/12/20 01:38 AM

S10
Posted By: ls1mike

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/12/20 02:24 PM

Originally Posted by JohnG
S10

That is a great picture. Like I said I am just surprised at how well this phone takes photos.

Edit: I love that color!
Posted By: JohnG

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/12/20 04:26 PM

It's too bad that I had to resize it so it would upload, looks much better full size, but 10.5 mb was too much for the site.

Color is Iridium Silver Pearl, has the "Boxing Glove" color leather (not MBtex) interior. Brown

Purchased certified used w/7000 mi.
Posted By: ls1mike

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/12/20 05:25 PM

Originally Posted by JohnG
It's too bad that I had to resize it so it would upload, looks much better full size, but 10.5 mb was too much for the site.

Color is Iridium Silver Pearl, has the "Boxing Glove" color leather (not MBtex) interior. Brown

Purchased certified used w/7000 mi.



Yeah I always make mine 640 x 480. I would love to upload the full size version.

I do like it, I have not seen that color before.
Posted By: madRiver

Re: New cell phone=better pictures. :) - 02/12/20 09:36 PM

Originally Posted by hallstevenson
Most camera folks, i.e. the type that own nice DSLR units, will continue using them for "real" photography. 9 out of 10 people that take pictures with their mobile phones will never save them, print them, etc. Most will "lose" the photos over time, from what I see.


However those same people will pull out their cell phones for spontaneity as majority of people actually carry them. I find DSLR photos typically setup which is great and cell phone stuff not so much and more real because it was unplanned.
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