Additionally, I don't care if I have 450 different settings for type of light - why didn't they have a focus point on the camera? Totally ridiculous. So if you have objects at different distances, the camera plays havoc trying to focus on one object (hopefully the right one) and blurring everything else.
My 3MP iPhone camera was better but always too dark. This one just is poor on the focus because of the software and hope that some focusing commands in software will take care of problems.
Thanks for the pictures gentlefury. These are all outdoor and optimum lighting and the pictures still aren't that impressive although some are quite good. Some of them are nice but so many are very blurry on top, bottom, etc. The colors are also somewhat washed out or so it seems. At times the pictures are sharp - some of the animals and pictures of mountains look very good. The problem is consistency and a reasonably good shot. If I showed you my 3GS camera pictures at 3MP you'd be shocked. My brother's Blackberry 3MP Tour also takes more colorful and crisp pictures - I was shocked. Again, I'm hoping the software is just not taking advantage of the glass and focus. It's hard to make the girl look just nice as the Droid doesn't capture what we know it should flatter easily.
What I'm really looking for is a software upgrade that will give me a "VIVID" (higher color contrast) setting.
Does the "PRO Zoom Camera 5X" bright/contrast setting make a difference? How much photo saving (storing) "lag" do I have to give-in to for the benefit of more vivid pictures? Does it uninstall cleanly if I decide to dump it? Thanks for any info.
Popcrowd Software Their website
PRO Zoom Camera 5X Application For Google Android. A Better Way To Operate Your Camera A review
I'm not a camera guy and don't know the answers. Maybe you can find them at these sites. Good luck.
Baton Rouge, LA
the camera is the only complaint i have about the droid too...
my LG enV took wayyy better pics than my droid. but i don't really care, its just a camera phone.
the thing that really annoyed my was when i very first got it, the whole camera app lagged horribly. the flash would turn on and then turn off and THEN it would take the picture. and then when i clicked to look at my photos it took 20+ seconds to load.
fortunately this only lasted about a week and now its fine... weird.
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