My camera still sucks...what gives?

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  1. slammin86

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    Even after the update, my camera blows. Takes forever to take a picture. I would say a good 15 to 20 sec from when the button is pressed till the time it finally snaps one.

    Anyone else have this problem? Is there a fix?
     
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    My little cousin was just snapping pics for fun yesterday. She thought it was fairly quick. Maybe you're moving around too much? I haven't really messed around with the camera myself.
     
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    It is a phone, so don't expect it to compete with a standalone digital camera.
     
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    I don't. But my blackberry curve and my blackberry pearl both snapped much better pics than this.
     
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    The camera is definitely the achillies heel of the Droid.

    I don't mind, because for me the camera is just added fluff. But there are people who really want a quality camera in their phone. Unfortunately, if you are one of these people I would not recommend the Droid to you.

    I have heard rumors, in this forum, that they are going to do another software update. But I have yet to see anything conclusive on this.

    So I will be using my digital camera for those holiday pics of the family.

    Flame away if I am incorrect.
     
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    Mine works faster than that, and the movies it takes are really much better than i ever expected from a phone. try some videos of the kids during the holidays.
     
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    When I did the leaked 2.1 update, I didn't notice any difference with the camera quality or speed.
     
  8. Martin030908

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    Camera works great with ample lighting... low light situations I find the pictures become a little more grainy.
     
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    I find the camera is terrible too way slow if you are taking still objects great anything moving in a little bit of low light not good!!

    the video camera is pretty good though.
     
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    The camera full-on sucks in low light situations. However, it's quite nice with well lit scenes.

    because it works well in only some of the spaces I would like to use it, it gets a low low score of suckage. Which is too bad, considering it has a nice 5mp camera.
     
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    If its dimly lit or moving, forget it. If someone is willing to pose for a minute or so, its an excellent camera. The video recorder is just amazing, I was blown away.
     
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    If you reduce the size of the picture (to say 3 MP) it will reduce the time between needed pictures.