I found a post on the howard forums from a guy with a retail model droid and he claims that some droids have cameras that may be faulty and will have to be returned to be fixed. The good news, maybe the camera isnt as bad as some people claim it to be, the bad news... the only way to improve picture quality is to replace your phone! " 2)If you are hearing "clicking sounds" coming form the camera when the program starts (which I am) then the camera may not have been installed/mounted correctly. Since this is hardware related, only a new unit would be the way to fix it. On the Droid unit I had last week, and the new one I got this week, both are having problems with the autofocus and having this "clicking sound" when the program starts. I would say that out of 20 pictures I took outside with bright sun, only 1-2 would focus correctly. " HowardForums: Your Mobile Phone Community & Resource - View Single Post - Motorola Droid: Picture-of-the-Day, Camera Reviews and Issues thread ***UPDATE*** More bad news. FAUguy added more information in another post. HowardForums: Your Mobile Phone Community & Resource - View Single Post - Motorola Droid: Picture-of-the-Day, Camera Reviews and Issues thread " I received a good suggestion that I should record a video of the camera problem. The first video is with the camera set to auto focus, and the 2nd video is set to macro. In both cases you can hear the "clicking" when the program starts, and hear the lens moving when trying to focus. Notice that each time it showed the 4 red corners, meaning it wasn't able to properly focus. If you turn the focus off (set to infinity) you still get the "clicks" at the beginning, but not when taking the picture (since its not focusing). Droid Video 1 with Auto Focus 33MB http://home.comcast.net/~fauguy/droid/droid1.avi Droid Video 2 with Macro Focus 50MB http://home.comcast.net/~fauguy/droid/droid2.avi Sorry for the large files sizes, but not YouTube account " ***UPDATE*** Things are looking better. FAUguy also had this to say.