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Photos at night: reflections and ghosting like I haven't seen with others

(Topic created: 08-01-2021 11:03 PM)
markus9843
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Hi,

I switched from Huawei P10 (2 back cameras) to Samsung S20 (3 back cameras).

I noticed really intense and strange light reflections when taking photos at night. 

I didn't notice anything like that with any device I had before. And I didn't find anything like that in any forum.

What's this intense reflections about? Is this the normal behavior of the Samsung camera?

Best wishes

Markus

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CapitalJeff
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This was also an annoying problem on my previous device, an S6. It's a reflection from one or more light sources in the frame.

Sometimes slightly adjusting the tilt of the phone gets rid of it or moves it to a less conspicuous location. It is really frustrating they haven't corrected this flaw.

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kj8924
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Not sure, maybe try night mode or make sure scene select is active?
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markus9843
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Somehow I don't think it makes a difference, but I can try the night mode next time.

Scene select is anyway always on.

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iamblue
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do you have this behavior on every night mode pictures you take? do you have any other examples with the same phenomenon?

have you tried it in safe mode?

submit an error report on members app > + button > error report if you think it's a software issue

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markus9843
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I remember I first recognized it when pointing the camera towards sky / horizon at the end of the day (not fully dark). Back then I did not take a photo as it was so distrubing that I did not press the shutter button. I'll try to get a few more shots in the next days.

I submitted an error report to Samsung, however, I am not quite sure if those are monitored (I am new to the Samsung ecosystem when it comes to phones).

I am not aware of a safe mode. 

I think this happens only when there are external lights e.g. street light, light from cars. I also think this is only visible when there is a simple unicolor background (sky, etc.)

I also realized this happened with the iPhone X of my wife as well, so I was wondering if these are general issues with newer phones (including several cameras) 🤔

 

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CapitalJeff
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This was also an annoying problem on my previous device, an S6. It's a reflection from one or more light sources in the frame.

Sometimes slightly adjusting the tilt of the phone gets rid of it or moves it to a less conspicuous location. It is really frustrating they haven't corrected this flaw.

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