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?