Droid X/Froyo Camera and Camcorder Issue

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    Device: Droid X
    Carrier: Verizon
    Country / Language: USA
    OS / Browser / build number (if applicable): Android 2.2 / Froyo

    Where can I report an issue with either Motorola or Google concerning the Droid X and Froyo release?

    Ever since installing Froyo (Android 2.2), I have encountered spurious issues with both the Camcorder and camera function.

    1. Camcorder - When I select the camcorder, the software simply brings me back to the menu screen. To fix, I need to power cycle the phone. Then it works until it doesn't.

    2. Camera - I took several pictures. They showed up in my gallery as invalid files. I had some funny icon instead of the picture. Again, to fix, I power cycled the phone and the camera worked.

    3. Another observation is that it seems like my 3G connection sometime disconnects randomly even though I am stationary in a known good 3G reception area

    4. Today I was not receiving email notifications (or the email) until I power cycled my phone.

    Not sure I can attribute these to Froyo, but it is pointing in that direction.
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    Me, too

    I'm having this same problem. It was working before I installed the update, it's not working now.

    I looked at the "funny icon" pictures after connecting to my PC using a USB cable and the picture files are zero-length, completely empty. The phone shows the picture after I take it for review, then proceeds to lose it. It's really getting annoying, as I can't apparently take pictures anymore.
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    Have you tried power cycling the phone? I'd be curious to see if this fixed the problem, at least after power up. I ended up uninstalling many apps because I wasn't sure if one of them could be doing something.
    Unlike apple, there probably is no way to ensure that an app doesn't mess with the phone's functionality.
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    Camcorder froze that function open. Couldn't access any function keys for that app. Finally got back home, but then camera/camcoder app not responding.
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    Hard reboot, then it worked. Other functions seemed to work, too. Guess it just needed a little kick.
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    Droid X: android 2.2; verizon 2.3.151

    I am having a problem with my camcorder as well:
    -Camcorder function starts fine
    -once I hit the record icon OR hit the shutter button on phone itself, the camcorder crashes, goes back to home screen

    After I rebooted the phone, it recorded. Then, when browsing the camcorder options and effects, it crashed again.

    This is really frustrating. I even used "Advanced App Killer" to stop all background apps before I tried recording. Phone is brand new.