Bionic camera update?

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    tl;dr: buy a real camera to take photos.
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    Overall, I love the Bionic, but the camera is lacking. I had the Samsung Infuse 4G and it has a great camera compared to the Bionic. Why did I switch, well, the GPS on the Samsung phones are terrible and Motorola wins hands down (just google "Samsung GPS issues" and you will see what I am referencing). I guess with each phone, there will always be a give and take and in the Bionic's case, it is the camera. I love everything else about the phone so I will keep it until the next best phone comes out. When I travel for business, I need GPS more than my camera. Now, I do use the Bionic's camera to capture business receipts and convert to PDF using CamScanner (love this app), so I can import into our Oracle system. Anyway, I am learning to take better pictures with the Bionic (mostly indoors). Yes, I can use my Sony camera; however, I don't always have my Sony with me. When I go out to eat with friends and we want to capture a candid moment, none of us have our camera, but we all have our cell phones.
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    It is a real camera.
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    Great Picture! Yes, it is a real camera. I am learning to take better pictures. It looks as if you took an 8 megapixel of your dog, correct?
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    I thought that was his wife, the camera is worse than I thought.

    I kid, I kid.
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    He is one handsome boy! If I were a gay canine, let me tell you...
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    It doesn't matter what anyone says about wait for the green box, blah blah, you're right to say it takes CRAPPY PHOTOS!!!
    Grainy, blurry, etc. I've been posting in my site about it since day one (and got a new one and complained to Verizon and Motorola) and was looking for my post to post an official report from Phone Dog and I came across your post. Dude, take it back like I"m going to. NO firmware update in the works. Pictures is an ESSENTIAL BASIC feather (unlike advance features like 4G or new phone problems like choppy swipes, etc.) that phones did before even smartphones. EVERYONE that took pics of the SAME thing (even I-phone 4 which is only 5MP) they came out WAY better. REMEMBER, they delayed this 8 months and as a price point at $299!!! Unacceptable!!!

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    Because of the slow and odd focusing behavior, about 50% of the shots I took were out-of-focus. Only if you hold the Bionic absolutely still for several seconds before and after shooting a picture do you have a small chance of an acceptable image. This is a big, big problem. Having small, portable cameras are all about being able to quickly snap images of events that might otherwise be missed. With the Droid Bionic, try as you might, you're probably going to miss them anyway.
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    The camcorder does need an update. It has a very big problem with constantly adjusting focus which can be fixed with a software update. Here is a video I took that shows it.



    By the way, that big goose in the front attacked me. It bit my toe (I was wearing sandals) and my shorts. That was before I took this video. Wish I had a shot of it attacking me, it was hilarious.
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    I love the camcorder and the camera suits MY needs fine.

    If you hate it that much return it...

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    I agree the camera is far to slow though it takes a good picture it lacks responce time which may or may not be able to be fixed with an update, I see some people post that you dont know how to take pictures on the Bionic, but you shouldn't have to it should be point and shoot. Many other phones take a quick pic.

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    I downloaded the FX camera app works much better dont have to wait forever for green box no more than 1sec draw back cost $5. I do have one question though when I send pics to my computer there so big they dont fit on screen Im sure there is a way to fix that anybody know how? Like someone said earlier it works more like a real camera you have to point aim focus take
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    I use Sleek camera app it's free and has everything needed and takes photos instantly. It's one of the only free ones that doesn't restrict resolution settings.


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    I've tried every app anyone has posted - none are better than stock so far.
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    If only there was an app to keep my hands from shaking. :/
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    You're in luck. Under the Scene settings in Camera there is a 'Steady Hand' setting (icon of a hand). I'm not sure, but I think it may be an image stabilization option.
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    Of course it is a sensor issue, but having control over the ISO would allow you to possibly reduce the graininess. It seems to me that they are setting the ISO a bit on the high side in low light situations. If you could set it lower (and reduce shutter speed a bit to compensate) the pic should look better. You have control of it on the Tbolt, so I don't know why Moto wont allow it.
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