Droid camera fix - what we know now

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  1. aaf709

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    I have a question. Where is the 24.5 start at? Is it when your phone was created?
     
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    No aaf, it has to do with the system date and how the phone converts it so it can save it in the meta data of the jpg of the picture. Everyones phone works with the same dates, and apparently a "good" cycle began on Nov 17th.
     
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    OK, I was looking from Nov 6 to Nov 17 and seeing 11 days. I couldn't figure how 24.5 could fit in, because that would put it around the 23rd or 24th of October as the start of the "bad" cycle when the Droid wasn't available to everyone.

    Oh well, if it works it works.
     
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    Great info--appreciate it. I was wondering why the pictures were so fuzzy considering it has a 5MP camera.

    - Mega
     
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    Amazing something so simple as cleaning the lens fixes a major complaint.
     
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    Uh, did you read this thread? It had nothing to do with cleaning the lens...
     
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    Is there a manual focus overide button so you can decide whether you want the camera to focus at 1 feet, 5 feet, 20 feet or infinity...or similar choices?

    Relying on auto focus makes the camera do the thinking and sometimes the camera does not think to focus at the same distance the user wants to focus on...
     
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    That's a great question Alpha. I was wondering the same thing myself. I am still worried about the granularity as well. This 24.5 day thing had no effect on that, as we thought it would not.

    A manual focus option would be great to have. I hope V, Moto and google are listening!
     
  9. AlphaDroid

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    I've played briefly with the iphone and droid camera and video camera.

    Both units seem to prefer that you stay at approx 1 foot or farther from the subject you are photographing. If you move closer, the subject will be out of focus.
     
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    Shutter lag

    Personally I think this camera is only borderline usable as the shutter lag is ridiculously long. Something needs to be done about that. I realize that this is not a dedicated camera and that I'm not supposed to expect the same type of image quality as a dedicated camera would produce. However the fact that the image capture takes place about 15 seconds after I press the button is rather unforgivable to me. I do not expect the image to be on the flash card right away, but I do expect the image to be captures when I press the button, not at a random time later. How often do you need to take a picture of a static environment? You're usually take pictures of people. A human being could do quite a bit in the 15 seconds it takes to capture the image.
     
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    WOW im so glad this worked. or works and will be fixed. Much better. photos now look clean and clear.
     
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    Well I'll be...

    Thanks for clearing up the issue. Anyone else think that might be the reason the OTA update is scheduled for Dec. 11th? Verizon knows they need to push that fix before the next "bad" cycle, but wants to give themselves as much time as possible to fix other issues before the update.
     
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