I also still find the stock camera frustrating at times?

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    I find it difficult also trying to use the stock camera for taking photos, like the zoom slider can be difficult and time consuming. I read somewhere on the droid 3 forum that there is different camera apps?

    Any suggestions what I should try?

    Thanks again,


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    I've heard good things about cameraFX.

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    I just installed LittlePhoto, and it's pretty solid. It's very minimalist which is exactly what I wanted; it has flash, a timer, and no obnoxious lag. Also, you can use the volume button as a shutter.

    Seriously though, why is there *never* a good stock camera app? With a freaking dual-core 1GHz processor, it should not take 3 seconds to snap a photo after you press the button.
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    I use camera ZoomFX and its pretty good. I hate how the stock pictures seem to have the color just sucked out of them. My sister-in-law has the GS2 and it embarrasses the D3s camera in every way. Moto just adds cameras as an after thought.
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    Atrix camera is faster loading

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    It still blows though. I can average 3 or 4 photos until the damn thing crashes and i have to restart the app. Then theres that annoying habit of focusing in very nice and crisp... and still giving you a blurry shot.
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    I use fast burst camera. Take pics in bursts, then pic thebest one

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    Just messed with little photo interesting but still slow to take the pictures. Fast burst sounds interesting

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    I forget what the old one is called, but a solid camera app was redone and renamed ProCapture, and is now my very favorite camera app. Has nice features without being overloaded (ie, no stupid filters and faux-hdr and the like) but it does have panorama and burst features.

    My other favorite camera app is HDR+. Amazing pictures from that one, but its not good for quick snapshots.

    And fast burst and ultra fast burst camera are fun...and wire goggles and paper camera, lol.

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    Here's one for you. Can you use the camera from the DROID 2 global on the d3? I was playing with my wives d2g and realized her camera spanks the crap out of the d3 camera..
    Can it be pulled and installed on the 3?

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    I have been using procapture and in the settings I set the zoom function to the volume keys and its been real good for the last 2 weeks. Give that a try.

    Also on the stock d3 camera using the volume keys for zoom in and out which I didn't know and its a default setting. I just don't like the lag when you take a photo so just down load procapture like I did and let me know as Im pretty happy so far.

    Duane

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    The latest Bionic and RAZR updates supposedly have improved the stock camera a lot, made it less laggy and frustrating to use etc. Supposedly the upcoming Droid 3 update uses the same Kernel version as those updates so we'll probably see the improved camera on the D3 also.
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    What upcoming update?

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    I use Camera360 and I really like it

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