This is not the original image to which the comments refer, sadly.
18th Oct 2004, 23:16
the horizontal bright line here is the ccd overloading a little, but I
rather like that effect..
7th Oct 2004, 19:16
first shot exposed for highlights (metered off the bright spots on the
walls), second spot metered for shadows.
7th Oct 2004, 19:13
Now here is where this phone really excels - spot photometery. Basically, this means that the light level is measured from a point in the centre of the image rather than as an average of the whole scene. This allows backlighting to be compensated for, and exposure influenced for better effects. The first shot here, looking up, towards the sun into a holly bush uses standard area metering. The second shot was taken in spot metering mode, metering off the bunch of berries in the centre of the shot - the improvement is pretty clear...
I've got a couple more examples of this great feature, they'll be along shortly.
7th Oct 2004, 19:06