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    Hi all.

    I just got a Nokia N95-3 (the silver one) after a short stint using a Windows Mobile device which shall remain nameless (it's camera function sucked). My phone before that was a Sony Ericsson K800i, which I loved. Subjectively, I like the image quality of the N95 better than the K800i so far.

    But there is one major gotcha...

    When I use the flash, the flash is so bright that it distorts (overexposes) the part of the picture closest to the flash. I have tried this with close-up shots, mid-range shots, even ridiculously long-shots where the flash would not reach--and there is still a huge area of overexposure near the flash. Is this normal?

    Let me show you some examples.





    Also, the first day I got it, we had some of the worst snow Michigan has seen in decades. Since my work is lame, I still had to go into the office. I stood in a conference room and took a picture of an ice covered Detroit River 20 stories up in my office building. I noticed significant chromatic aberration just over the highlights. That's the blue/greenish and purpleish tones you see in the whites of the picture. Is this normal too?



    My Sony Ericsson had none of these problems. I'm wondering if this is just how the N95 is, or if I should return it and try another one?

    What do you guy think?

    Thanks!

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    No, it's certainly not normal... If you can, then exchange it, there's a definite fault.
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    No, it's certainly not normal... If you can, then exchange it, there's a definite fault.
    Ditto!!!!!!!!

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    Wait... don't exchange it.
    I experienced the same issue. All you need to do is to remove the cover film off the camera and that's it

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    as Vato said they're may be a protective plastic cover over the lens just like the one that comes over the display you need to remove.

    I know it's been a long time since most of us have unboxed their N95s
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    My N95 didn't have a protective plastic cover over the lens.
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    wonder if the new ones do. Not having a -2 I can't help here but they might be packaging them with a cover if they've gotten enough complaints about scratches right out of the box. That also seems like it's a possibility looking at the pictues
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    Yeah my N95-2 had a plastic lens cover but not on my N95-1.
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    ok so I noticed the OP says the -3 which also does not have a lens cover like the -1 so it is likely that there is a plastic cover over the lens.
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    The OP said he has the 'Nokia N95-3 (the silver one)' which does have a lens cover like the N95-1.

    The N95-2 doesn't have a lens cover but does have a plastic protector.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr G View Post
    The OP said he has the 'Nokia N95-3 (the silver one)' which does have a lens cover like the N95-1.
    Errmmm, no, it doesn't.

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    G man you've been playing with your N82 too long, that or the idea of the little G coming has got your brain fried already. The -1 is the ONLY one with the lens cover
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkoppee View Post
    G man you've been playing with your N82 too long, that or the idea of the little G coming has got your brain fried already. The -1 is the ONLY one with the lens cover
    What's a "little G"...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gavinguinness View Post
    What's a "little G"...?
    Hint -
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    Thought as much, Excellent news... ;D
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    Quote Originally Posted by 93tid View Post
    Errmmm, no, it doesn't.

    Nokia USA - Nokia N95
    Whoops, school boy error on my part.....cheers G.

    Quote Originally Posted by jkoppee View Post
    G man you've been playing with your N82 too long, that or the idea of the little G coming has got your brain fried already. The -1 is the ONLY one with the lens cover
    Yeah i know now

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    Thought as much, Excellent news... ;D

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    NOOO! It can't be that simple... surely?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr G View Post
    Whoops, school boy error on my part.....cheers G.
    I think we've caused some confusion with all the G's

    Congrats on the little one, hope it all goes smooth !
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    I swear to God, I this ends up being the old plastic-cover-over-the-lense trick,
    it will go straight to the top of my 'Some People Shouldn't Be Allowed Near Technology list!

    Not possible! Surely???

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavinguinness View Post
    What's a "little G"...?
    i was so sure he was going to say that THIS was his baby:

    http://www.nokiamaheadsetdesign.com/...design/?id=908
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    i have the same issues with my n95

    the light source is to close to the camera

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