I found better pictures - PRO Zoom Camera 5X

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  1. windstrings

    windstrings Active Member

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    ok.. I just tried it... I took pics in my living room under florescant lighting and I can't tell that its better than the stock..... but the features far outweigh the stock and make the whole app worth while.

    1. Its faster coming up.
    2. Faster deleting, and faster between pics.. seems to handle memory better, or maybe uses more and therefore is faster.
    3. has instant edit abilities "fairly full featured too".. not as dramatic as Picsay pro but not bad in a pinch and nice to not have to go to another app just to crop.
    4. Zoom now goes to 6X
    5. I like the feature to turn the shutter sound off.
    6. Can set to auto save or not....
    7. Auto focus is fast and quick to release to allow the next pic.
    8. Auto focus appears to be excellent at close range
    9. Color reproduction or "white balance" seems perfect and skin colors are excellent.

    All in all, a drastic improvement over the stock app and worth the money.

    I have not as of yet found out how to change the iso or grainyness setting for low light pictures ...this would be a nice feature as the stock camera likes to err on the side of preventing blur and keeping the shutter speed fast at the expense of grainy shots.
    Not sure what features this hardware affords... but the more the better.... we can aways have auto settings for those who don't want to tinker.
    I see no reason why we get shortsheeted on features if the hardware will do it.
     
  2. iPirate

    iPirate Active Member

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    Digital zoom is not good for picture quality, FYI. You would get similar results taking the photo without zooming and then going to photoshop and zooming in.

    I'm going to wait and see if 2.1 fixes the camera then I will make my choice, but this app does look like a winner.
     
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    I hope the next Droid has a 10 mp camera and does 1080 high def. No wait...I want this in my next Droid:

    RED / Cameras
     
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    Same. I'm not a fan of digital zoom unless its a last resort. The example shot does look better than the stock camera shot. Its not perfect, but I noticed better color balance and a fair reduction in grain. This certainly proves the image can be improved through software.

    Not really sure if I want to use a third party app, but if the next update doesn't help with the camera, I might resort to this anyway.
     
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    Well I'm waiting for a viewfinder and the ability to attach lenses. My nikon would be as good as sold as soon my Droid can take a 18-200mm zoom lens. :icon_ banana:
     
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    Ah but can it take good pictures of moving subjects now?
     
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    Just bought it, what a great app! I can already see the improvement in the couple low-light pics I took. I'll be testing this out a lot in the coming days.
     
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    I just got the Pro Zoom Camera 5X paid version and I am liking it. But, what are the max file size of your pics? I changed the settings to max for everything and the largest image I get is about 300k. Am I missing some setting? What is the max file size you are getting? Should be larger right?
     
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    I thought 2.1 was supposed to fix the camera issues... may as well wait.
     
  10. markmicallef

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    300k is the file size, that's not how mp are measured. It's measured by
    pixel height x width. Mine are coming out 2592x1036 (5,018,122) which is 5 MP.


    I have mine set to maximum quality

    • Jpeg quality to Max
    • Camera Resolution to Maximum Possible
    Although, Compared to the default camera Pro5x is getting on average 1/3 the file size of the default camera i.e. Pro5x 358k, Default Camera 979k. I assume this is compression when saving the file. This tends to loose details. I will have to try this out in the daylight
     
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    Ahhh, thanks! my settings were incorrectamundo
     
  12. mitchb2

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    Hmmm, this is really interesting. I guess if we weren't so close to the 2.1 release I'd jump on it right now. But I'd hate to buy an app only to find out the same thing is offered for free in 2.1.

    Do we know if the camera is being addressed by the update?
     
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