Droid X camera issues explained?

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  1. jrl9851

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    BGR just posted another article, and it turns out that their X is running the .514 camera software, which doesn't focus correctly. The newer software, .516, focuses correctly. That should explain why bgr has been getting very bad pictures and some sites have amazing pictures.

    See comments for .514 confirmation.

    Motorola DROID X: camera features and settings walk through Boy Genius Report
     
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    .516 updated software shots:

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    Interesting, thanks for posting.
     
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    Lol the 2 new samples they posted on their page don't look any less foggy/blurry than the originals....what is wrong with their copy of the phone? Do they not realize it looks especially bad? How could they not have seen other photos on the net and seen the difference?

    This angers me.

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    That's because they still have the same droid x they got a while back, running .514. Andrew (BGR writer) said they can't figure out how to get the newest camera update.

    I'm guessing all droid x's from launch day on will have the .516 software.
     
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    Yeah but how can a simple software update change something like haziness/blurriness like that? I haven't seen one mention in either of their articles about cleaning the lens or anything...or maybe the lens has haze on the underside, I dunno.

    But they barely seem to acknowledge how their pics look compared to others...
     
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    That's because they don't really want to admit that the droid takes awesome pictures. They are iphone fanboys, remember.

    But at least they admitted they are running the old software. And software can make a HUGE difference. Focus changes everything.
     
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    One thing the firmware will do is post-processing and conversion to jpeg. Could be some of the meh PQ is coming from those processes. But it sure does look like the lens is not the best quality. Even on the .516 pictures.
     
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    "Shutter lag" and quality of photos on my original motoDroid were very disappointing. Got an Incredible and both substantially better. Would go wth an X so long as quaity and speed of focus/"shutter" are at least as good if not better.
    Any fair comparisons out there yet?
     
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    Don't think I'll be giving up my Canon 1DMKIV anytime soon :) Some of those shots are very soft and the WB seems to be off.
     
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    Regarding the Picasa album pics, the first 10 shots or so were great but the others were kinda soft like the lens needed cleaning. As crazy as this sounds, and I know it happens with my Droid, I believe the lens needed to be cleaned on some of these. Anyway in a couple days I'll be doing a lot tests of my own (hopefully):)

    Overall these aren't bad at all (Picasa album). Won't replace my dslr but if I can get consistent shots that look like the first few of these, then it can easily replace a point and shoot in normal lighting. Low lighting performance needs to be seen some more. I haven't seen enough to be convinced one way or another and flash is a must. These tiny sensors just cannot take a good enough pic in low light without a light source.
     
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