Is there any way to shorten the camera shutter speed ? Its extremely slow which makes it hard to take any type of pic besides scenery.
My first inclination is to say "turn down the size of the pictures" but for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to do it on the Droid 3. Other camera apps have a setting to change: 1MP, 2MP, 3MP, etc. It looks to be impossible to change on the Droid 3, although one thing you can do is turn on the Widescreen option and at least the pix go from 8MP to 6MP.
So then, my other suggestion is to get another camera app. I don't know if there are any good free ones. You can try the free Vignette demo though. By default, it will only save pictures that are less than 1MP. At least you can see if the camera is any quicker with Vignette.
Just a thought ... have you tried to use the flash fulltime? If the problem is camera shake then this might help. Camera Pro Zoom 5x is faster but, you can't get wide screen with that app. They have a trial version.
I'm not sure you diagnose the problem correctly by referring to shutter speed (as a purely technical matter, there is no shutter, but thats a distraction). When I take pictures there is a ton of lag between the button press and the actual picture taking. I doubt this is shutter speed since the pictures generally are well lit. I think there is expectation induced jitter on the part of the human involved.
From what I've read elsewhere, the camera app is one of the worst coded parts of Android. or perhaps its just the D3. Either way, it sucks. The only suckage greater than the camera app is the utility of other camera apps in the market.
Although i do apprieciate the help turning the camera to 1mp is an impractical solution. The quality would lack so much there would be no point in taking a picture... If its coding that makes it take so long to take the picture, then wouldnt there be a way to hack the camera to achieve better speeds?
For example, if you touch the screen to set the focus on an item, and then hit the shutter button, it will immediately take a photo (where the box is green). It's just not written well to auto focus quickly. But if you auto focus it first and then click the shutter, you will get an immediate photo.
Last edited by mrailing; 10-11-2011 at 03:54 PM.