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I'm having issues with the camera. I see on the "best picture you've taken" thread some amazing shots (relatively speaking, of course - nobody's expecting DSLR results from a phone), but my N900 could never approach that quality. The pictures I take with the back camera are washed-out, grainy and just plain ugly even when the flash is not used; when it is used the camera is barely good enough to take pics of things I want to remember (so I don't have to scribble them in the notes). Night-time pictures of people, in particular, are absolutely terrible - and yes, I know small lenses and LED "flashes" don't ever produce excellent results, but I see plenty from other phones that are at least somewhat passable. My N900 just takes pictures of zombies.

Do I have a bad camera?
 
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Maybe sounds stupid, but happend to me a time ago: from one day to another i had the feeling, all pics are of really bad qualitiy... lasted 2 weeks until i realized, i had set it to night-mode and forgotten to set it back to automatic... maybe you got a wrong setting anywhere.

An also important: a clean lense
 

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Hard to help without seeing example picture, took during day in good light conditions, and auto settings.
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Same problem with my camera...at daylight it's just fine, but at night....

 
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That stripes are very strange, indeed.
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At night I basically just the iso to lowest and try to hold very, very still. lol.
 

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But stripes aren't about ISO - high ISO would result in "dust" (btw, lowest ISO at night isn't best idea, too).

Of course, for correct nighttime photos, tripod is a must - but still, those stripes looks rather like damage of camera module. Same results apply, if using fCam?

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I wasn't talking about the stripes, they're odd. I just meant in general, that's what I tend to end up having to do to get "decent" pictures at night.
 
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Stripes are always horisontal at level of some kind of light source on photo...look at modem's led indicators.



This is using night mode.

And this is using Fcam.



I dont know what to do...maybe try to find new camera lens.
 
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If you don't have a problem pulling apart your n900;
http://wiki.maemo.org/N900_camera_sensor
 

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