Is the Droid X camera really this bad?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by Thevaristy, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. jcardona1

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    farther away, greater depth of field and more focus. closer, shallower depth of field, less focus

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    You are all wrong , the problem is not the focus , the problem is that Motorola still uses the same crappy manufacturer for it's camera module .
     
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    hahaha, thats what ive been saying all along! the iphone has a superior camera. period. end of story. accept it.
     
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    How can that be when, according to Moto, this is the first phone with a mechanical shutter and a whole new image processor. That's why it has that hump on the back.
     
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    That doesn't mean nothing , it still a crappy sensor . Look at a sample taken with the Droid X with it's new image processor and extra bulk added to fit the better 8 MP camera
    Don't forget to select 720p


    And look at a sample taken with a 5 MP camera with no extra bulk


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    or how about this phone more than a year old

     
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    WOW! the camera on the Droid X is absolute garbage. what a total fail for motorola. all those other phones take much better video
     
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    IMO, to make a true comparison you have make the videos all at the same time, same location etc. Each of those are different so it's hard to make a good judgement. Although I will admit the Samsung s8500's is without a doubt the best in the bunch. Also, as pointed out by a member in another thread, the Droid's video does have a reddish hue to it in the center. Maybe it was you smokie who mentioned it, can't remember. Still too early to judge though.
     
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    What an absolute disappointment. Not one single photo or video sample from this phone looks good at all. Of course there is such a huge downside to the X now IMO, always too good to be true.

    I wish somebody could ask the Motorola guys from that conference why the cam is actually such **** lol.
     
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    This thread is really starting to look super fanboy.
    I am probably the first person who pre-ordered a droid X on here (the first to say it and post a photo anyway) so i am not hating. But really guys, stop making excuses. The camera on the motodroid isn't great, and the droid X wont be much better.

    It will work when youre out and want to capture something or grab a quick video. I don't believe anywhere they tout it as something you can replace a point and shoot or DSLR for. We should all just slow down on all the "but but waaahhh its not exact equal". Time and time again you can see it has major issues as far as filtering and balancing light. Let's just accept it and move on.
     
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    I sure hope you're not including my persistent posts about focus in your statement. If so, you're making WAY to large of a blanket statement. If not, then make sure you realize how many of these posts actually fall into that category, because I don't think many do!

    As for me, I have NEVER claimed that the camera is good. I have simply claimed that the photos being used are insufficient to make any objective judgements on the quality. I guarantee you that you can go take a cheapass $50 point-and-shoot camera, give it to somebody who knows what they're doing and give me a $5,000 DSLR, and if we took pictures of the same thing, I betcha the $50 camera's picture would win!

    My argument has NEVER been that the Droid X camera was better than ANYTHING nor even that it was good. I've only been arguing that the pictures shown to us prove absolutely nothing. It does IMPLY that it is probably more difficult to carelessly take a better picture with the Droid X than with the iPhone. But it proves nothing.
     
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    Nope, im talking about in this and the v iphone4 thread where people make excuses. Is there a difference in between changing iso settings and if you can focal lengths? Yep! But nobody trying to capture a quick photo on a phone is going to be doing that.

    Sooo to sum it up. For pulling phone out of pocket, taking pic, looking at pic, the X isn't the best. That being said, who cares. Least we can look at the bad photos on a tv screen. :)
     
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