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Camera getting worse

(Topic created: 10-09-2023 05:49 AM)
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I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed but.....the camera has routinely been getting worse as the Beta has gone on. There's a considerable amount of lag, the phone starts heating up during use (moreso than what's normal) and the battery drain is awful. There's a ton of over sharpening ON TOP of noise reduction so zooming in gives you quite awful photos. Trying to take photos at a concert are unusable due to the awful shutter. This is quite a step down from when I first purchased this S23 Ultra. See below for comparison of stock camera vs GCam which obviously has a much better noise profile and sharpening algorithm. If you zoom in, you can see how the GCam port keeps everything sharp and doesn't apply any sort of sharpening. Particularly in the windows behind the light pole.

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Stock Camera


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Gcam

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Found GCAM 8.5.300
Download at your own risk.
This version does not crash so far. Quick test of portrait mode and a huge difference in quality, depth, and contrast.

See for yourself. First shot is stock camera and second is GCAM. Way more true to life.

Now this version of GCAM does only does 1x and 2x zoom. Editor is Google Photos of course.

Interested in a newer version of it is stable!

https://www.getdroidtips.com/google-camera-samsung-s23-plus-gcam-apk/20231009_160923_1000017785_1696885766.jpgPXL_20231009_160908107.PORTRAIT_1000017784_1696885748.jpg
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I'm using the LMC8.8 GCam you will need telegram to find the right XML file to load but it has all the options and more. No crashing!Screenshot_20231009_212503_Camera.jpg
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Link?
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One thing is for sure, even with the version I downloaded, the Google software and algorithms is far superior to what Samsung is putting out. The hardware that the S23U has is good.
Now if they can get the software to match. What an eye opener.

Took some very low light pics with GCam and next to no noise at all. Lighting was rendered perfectly and not over exposed!
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I found LMC8. 8 and the associated XML file. The main app crashes and can't get to the point to load the XML file.
Maybe I got the wrong one.
The app file was over 255 MB.

Can you please post the link that you have for the download?
Thank you!
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This is honestly sad that another companies software can do Samsung own hardware much better , yes but the overall quality of the camera has got worse . Please improve upon the software
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Could not agree more!
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Night time videos are even worse The noise is so bad it's not funny. I've sent I don't know how many bug reports on the issue and if you go back and look at your bug reports you will notice that they're not even looking at camera issues. When Samson has taken a look at your error report you will notice that your error report will be grayed out. The check mark when it's not grayed out means that they've received it. Once it's grayed out that means they've looked at it.
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Literally my videos are so blotchy!!