I found better pictures - PRO Zoom Camera 5X

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    So there have been a number of threads on this board comparing camera apps for the Droid. I am a fan of PRO Zoom Camera and have been using it for a long time - there are others as well.

    Yesterday they did an app update that made it sooooooooo much better for my Droid. I really think you should give it a try.

    I have been using their new pic wiz filter "Remove Graininess". It does AMAZING things for low light grainy pictures! :icon_ banana:
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    Worth a shot, searching now
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    Can you post two pictures so we can see a difference?
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    iPirate,

    Sure give me a couple of hours and I get up some examples.
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    This app comes highly recommended, but I believe that we had a 5 page discussion on this on a thread started by sillyrabbit. Pictures were included IIRC.

    I'm not a mod so I'm not telling anyone what to do, but it's always a good idea to do a search before posting a new thread. And I'm guilty of doing it myself, specially when I find something exciting and new I want to share.
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    I like new threads on old topics. You generally get different people posting on the subject. If a thread has been inactive for a while, folks tend not to post new messages. But a new, shorter thread will be more active. I like new views/opinions. :icon_ banana:

    However, if I ever actually get a life and have something to do other than read these messages, I too may start telling people to search before posting. But, until I do get said life, please be indulgent. :)
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    The problem with telling people to search before posting is that it causes ancient threads to get ressurected, which is a forum no-no. If you skim the first few pages of the pertinent forum and don't find a relevant thread, there's no harm in creating another one, IMHO.
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    I would REALLY like to see some comparison shots of using the app and not using it.
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    the camera on the droid sucks, for a 5mp camera the quality is the worst I've seen


    they really need to patch this up
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    iPirate,

    So I took a couple of shots with PRO Zoom Camera and compared it against the stock Droid Camera app.

    I took the shots outside just as it was getting kinda dark. Did that for the low light performance. I set both apps to the same pic quality and image size.

    Judge for yourself. PRO Zoom Camera seems to be WAAAYYYY better

    :icon_ banana:

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    whats the biggest file size you get when you take pics with the camera? I feel like mine are small like 500K even set to the biggest resoultion just curious.
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    On a side note, that house is freakin' huge!
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    No kidding, that's the first thing I thought of as well. And yeah, I can definitely see an improvement when using the app (assuming the app photo was the one on the right).
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    That is pretty impressive!
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    It is a fairly significant difference. It looks like it picks the white balance better and has some noise filtering.


    Does it take longer between pictures?
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    NICE Find...Im searching for the download now
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    seems pretty good
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    I just purchased it...its on special for $1.99.........WELL WORTH 2 bucks. Go get it. I support it.
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    Can anybody compare this app to camera zoom FX. I use Camera Zoom FX and would like to know if this is better.
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    The main thing I'm picking up is a tad better contrast in the second picture... it does make it a tad harder to make out detail in the bush row in front but the house looks less hazy and more defined.... definately a software issue.

    I tried it and compared and honestly couldn't tell any difference about a month ago.. maybe i'll try it again....

    Also back when I tried it, the 5X zoom was actually "less" than the stock camera software... in other words if you zoom to the max, the final pic is less zoomed with the 5X app...... a minor issue if pictures are better.
    Seems to be the most popular alternative at this point.
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