Droid 2 Camera Issues

Discussion in 'Droid 2 Tech Issues' started by Cairo, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Cairo

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    The camera was taking fine photos at first. Now it is locked in Landscape mode. I can scroll through the various "scenes" but it stays on landscape. This is still the case after a hard re-boot with battery removed.

    Anyone else see this? Have a solutiuon?

    Thanks
     
  2. hookbill

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    Hey, he's right! Camera does go into portrait mode. I never knew that.

    Are you saying the battery pull is a "hard reboot?" Or did you do a factory data reset?

    You might try a factory data reset. It's done out of the privacy section but you will lose your unpaid apps and data. I always use it in landscape so I don't know if I'd bother.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. My point was that I would like to select between portrait, landscape, etc but it's locked as landscape right now. This makes for terrible close ups and portraits.
     
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    I understand. My suggestion is factory data reset because I don't see a setting for portrait/landscapre. If your stuck and a reset didn't unstick it that may be your only resolution.
     
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    If you click on the Camera mode, you'll see the little square in upper left corner with mountains in it, indicating landscape mode. If you touch that area of the screen, a side menu shows up. The top item is Scenes, where you can scroll through your choices.

    I hate like hell to do a factory re-boot, as I have all the data, favorites, etc. You know...
     
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    Same issue

    I just got my Droid 2 about a week ago, and it is having the same problem as Cairo seems to be having. It took great pictures at first but now it is stuck in the "Landscape" picture mode and it results in some fuzzy or blurry pictures, and it is really annoying.

    I tried all the things mentioned above, and even the factory reset did not do anything.

    This is very frustrating and I would be very thankful if someone could provide a solution

    Hookbill: Cairo and I are talking about the picture modes in the camera, you can choose auto mode, portrait, landscape, sport, etc. I think you were thinking we were talking about holding the phone in the vertical mode or horizontal(landscape) mode.
     
  7. spaz33g

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    Ok so to clarify is the issue that when you scroll through the scene options and select portrait that it stays in auto shoot mode or that when you select portrait it still shoots in landscape
     
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    From the" scenes" menu on the right I can select portrait or any of the selctions. The scenes menu will say portrait, however in the upper left the "mountain range" icon, indicating landscapes, is still visible
     
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    Yes, I see what you're talking about. I still can't recreate this issue. If I take the picture in portrait mode I need to hold the cameral i portrait mode as well. Otherwise the picture comes out in landscape. I'm sure that is not the issue you guys are referring to.
     
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    I believe the landscape icon in the top left refers to the orientation of the phone not the shooting mode. If you set the picture mode to portrait you will have certain settings adjusted to take better portraits of people but still have the option of holding the camera in portrait or landscape.
     
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    Just so you know, all your favorites (assuming you're using the stock browser) come back after a factory reset...they are restored.

    Data should all be in the cloud (emails, contacts, calendar) so they all come back.

    Apps are all restored.

    All I usually have to do is log into my email accounts and I'm good to go, aside from a few minor tweaks to reset my home screen (Launcher Pro saves my home screen config and I just have to re-add some widgets...)
     
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    Does anybody know a solution to this problem or where I can find one?
     
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