HTC Incredible Camera Issues

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  1. manticore

    manticore New Member

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    As in - it sucks! Indoors, anyway. Pictures are almost always blurry. As a semi-professional photographer I understand camera shake. This thing suffers from horribly slow shutter speeds indoors, and the 'flash' isn't really a flash but just an LED light that washes out the pictures more often than not. OK, so the camera is probably on the bottom of the list of reasons I bought the phone, but I was hoping I could leave my point-and-shoot at home (I always have at least that camera with me). Sadly, because the quality of the built-in camera is so poor I still need to carry it.

    Anyone else experiencing this? Maybe my standards are set too high?
     
  2. brochaos

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    have you ever used a motorola droid (OG, d2 or dx)? they are a bagillion times worse. if that makes you feel any better. i would trade anything to have the camera from my gf's dinc in my phone.

    one thing i found odd is that on my d1, even with the flash on, the shutter still locks at 1/10, as if the metering wasn't taking into account that the flash was on. so yes, now because of the slow shutter speed you get blurry pictures that are overexposed. anytime you use a flash, the shutter should lock at 1/60...
     
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    Yeah, the camera has issues.

    I can get amazing pictures in daylight, or with pretty good lighting.
    (see first attachment)

    But the flash? Ugh, its horrible. It washes out EVERY time. (See second attachment)

    I turn the flash off always and try to brace myself against a wall or table to keep the shake to a minimum in low-light situations. It works sometimes, not others.

    I've yet to try a trick that I thought of a few days ago: Have my wife turn on her Inc flashlight, while I take a pic with mine without the flash. Maybe that would allow the shutter to compensate correctly.
     
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    can you post the exif for that overexposed one?

     
  5. dezymond

    dezymond Tech Support Mod
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    lol, yes the cameras on these devices aren't the best, and they're not supposed to be. In fact, people should be happy these phones are coming with cameras up to 8MP, i know I am, and it performs beyond my expectations.

    Yes they're grainy, and hard to take a nice still picture, but hey it's a phone. I never owned a camera myself, not a picture kind of guy, but I just snapped a pic while driving today (which i honestly do not recommend but it was a nice car) and it turned out great, imo.
     
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    Exif info as follows:

    I imagine there are some settings I can adjust, but I can't imagine changing for every photo.
     
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