I'm hoping the Droid camera gets better

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  1. theguy386

    theguy386 Member

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    I really hope this 2.1 update really fixes the issues with the Droids camera issues... if not, it'll be time to start saving for the next phone coming out to Verizon ;)


     
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    Picture quality should not be judged by the preview. Droid has dual LED flash, while iPhone does not. If he takes the picture, I'm sure the Droid will have a much better result.

    The Droid gives a dark preview because night mode is set to flash. When the flash goes off, the currently dark preview will be the correct exposure for the flashed scene.

    This is a really poor and useless test.
     
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    Don't think he has the settings all the same.

    Also agree with shpen, Droid has flash which would make the picture much better.

    I don't use the camera at all to be honest, but I am kind of disappointed that a 5mp camera seems to struggle to take better pictures. I always find cell phone cameras need to be able to take quick pictures, but the Droid camera lags quite a bit compared to others. I have no fooled around with the settings cause I don't use the camera, but the slowness of it does bother me when I used it a bit just to see the quality.
     
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    Epic fail on the test... Sorry to say.
    And like I've said before, its a 5mp camera not a DSLR...



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    Yes I agree, what did that really prove??? Nothing at all, the other phones have to internally up the lighting and the contrast to get a good pick in low light conditions because they do not have a flash whereas the droid has 2 LED!

    Also is the camera funtion of the phone really a deal breaker, you can get 12 mp cameras for around a hundy now! It amazes me what people get wound up about bought!! America, the gotta have it now my way country!!!
     
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    i guess I shouldve been more clear about the test I was doing. The reason for testing the camera WITHOUT the flash, is simply because of the fact that the flash feature isnt always available.
    For example if I was trying to take a picture of something within 15ft and it was dark. Even WITH the dual flash, that picture sure as hell will come out dark.

    The only reason why I started noticing this was because a few weeks ago at Disneyland (at night when the castle lights up), everyone of course brings out their phones (other smart phones and non-smart phones)to take pictures of it, etc etc.... so here I go to pull out my Droid.... but what do you know, I'm left with one REALLY dark picture :(, despite me using the flash. And I look over at other phones being used and a pretty clear/bright picture (yeah, a bit grainy, but still very visible). At that point I just put away my Droid :(
     
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    i've taken a few pics with my camera; and while i haven't transferred them to the computer yet, they look at least as decent as the camera on my dare took. whomever made that video is a silly bunt with a pos video camera to boot.
     
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    you should take some low-light pictures to compare the two... then you'll see what I'm talking about
     
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    You have to take the picture to compare!
     
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    i think i will.... but tomorrow, since my lazy ass is already in bed, lol

    I'll post up some low-light pictures of:

    Droid w/flash
    Droid no flash
    iPhone no flash (of course)
    LG Voyager no flash
    LG Chocolate no flash
     
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    I think the camera is great for those up close on the go moments.

    Mine works pretty good.

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    Maybe there will be an update in 2.1, Google is showing off the N1 as having a great gallery and the photos in it are amazing. I'm not sure if they are claiming the phone took them but they are there.

    Nexus One Phone - Web meets phone.