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Is it me or does the Incredible take Incredibly bad photos?

Discussion in 'HTC Droid Incredible' started by PaulQ, Dec 12, 2010.

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    I don't think I have the ability to hold the camera steady which makes things difficult enough but even when I do, the image doesn't seem that great.

    I have it set to 8mpx.

    Any suggestions or is this it?

    Thanks!
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    The picture quality exceeds my expectations, especially for a phone. I was never one to be the one shooting pictures on a real camera so I honestly can't compare it to a traditional digital camera.

    However what I did notice from my original droid is the ability to focus. The Inc doesn't seem to focus as long as the Droid...or at least I haven't figured it out yet.
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    Well in my opinion I really like the photos it takes. It's my first smart phone and I like it alot.

    Sent from my ADR6300 using DroidForums App
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    I'm sure you know but just incase, you can tap the screen on the area your wanting it to focus on for a better focus.
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    I used to have an issue with taking pictures with the incredible as well. I got used to it and now the pictures look great. As was mentioned above you can tap on the area you are trying to focus on.

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    No I wasn't aware of this. Show how much i use the camera huh? lol.

    When I do need to snap a quick shot this will help big time, thanks!

    edit: i knew the droid could since it has a dedicated camera button, didn't know how to make it focus manually on the Incredible though. Thanks again
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    My wife has an incredible and whenever I need to snap a quick pic I find myself reaching for her phone as opposed to my D1 (which everyone knows has a pretty crappy camera) I really like the photo quality I get out of the incredible.
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    I found that it takes great photos, as long as I'm sure my hands are steady and I try to press the button very gently so I don't move the phone.
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    HTC cameras have sucked for a long time. That said, this one is a little better than the one on my old Touch Pro 2. I do wish I had more control over the flash (or maybe I need to use it more and figure it out).

    But when I really want/ plan to take pictures, I take my dSLR.
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    Not only is this a useful bit of knowledge for focus, but touching and holding the screen for a couple of seconds at that spot will snap the picture. I found my problem was that I couldn't hold the phone steady while pressing the optical mouse button to snap a pic.

    Once somebody told me to long press on the screen to snap a pic, no more blurry photos from my own movement.
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    Excellent tip, I had no idea. I'll give it a go.
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    man i already thought that it took pretty good pictures, but now that i know about the long press the screen the pic quality is even better! Thanks guys!
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    Another thing you can do is set the countdown to 2 seconds. That way you can press the button, and have enough time to steady it, before it automaticly takes the pic. You can also tap the screen to focus in combination with this method.

    Personally I find holding the screen to be awkward, but pressing the button does shake the camera. The 2 second delay I find gives it enough time for the camera to not shake anymore.
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    the pics are good in general for a phone, but when compared to phones like the DX, i guess the lack of mechanical shutter and different flash type make the difference.
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    My camera makes a loud wining noise when it is focusing. Is this normal?
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    yes, though you can likely turn that off although you might have to turn off all phone noises globally to do so.
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    It is probably just the kinipple pin synchronizing with the luxeon motor to control the shutter.


    jk.....
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    camera works as a real iso camera

    When using the camera u need to change the settings at times to get the best snap shot change your flash setting and trying changing the ISO setting when u learn the different settings u will get a very good high quality photo. My pictures come out as great as my Canon 40d's camera does.
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    Really great tips.... I am going to try these. It's good to know there is potential there.
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    One of the first photos I took with the incredible was...incredible. I've learned over the months of ownership to do all the tips given on this thread. But obviously the camera has its limitations. But for quick photos/videos and convenience, I love my Incredible.
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