the camera sucks!

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  1. mjmesserli

    mjmesserli New Member

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    Ok, I'm royally embarrassed. I was at the airport with a friend today to send off some friends to Guatemala. We took photos of the group, me on my droid x and he on his iphone 4.

    I could not get a photo in focus for anything. I tried 3 shots. He took one photo of the group to help me out. PERFECT!

    Now, here's the rub. I'm a professional photographer. And it made me mad that this great 8 meg. camera can't take a photo in focus.

    Ok, now comes the education, right? But trust me...I did it all and was embarrassed by the iphone 4.

    Bitter? A little. Embarrassed? A lot.
     
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    The camera sucks

    Ok, I'm royally embarrassed. I was at the airport with a friend today to send off some friends to Guatemala. We took photos of the group, me on my droid x and he on his iphone 4.

    I could not get a photo in focus for anything. I tried 3 shots. He took one photo of the group to help me out. PERFECT!

    Now, here's the rub. I'm a professional photographer. And it made me mad that this great 8 meg. camera can't take a photo in focus.

    Ok, now comes the education, right? But trust me...I did it all and was embarrassed by the iphone 4.

    Bitter? A little. Embarrassed? A lot.
     
  3. Houndstooth

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    You're gonna get a lot of apologists, but as much as I love the heck out of my Droid, there's no doubt in my mind that its camera lags way behind even compared to other phones.
     
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    As a professional photog, you should know that pixel count means nothing for picture quality (unless you are printing large format).

    In every review I have read comparing the x to the i, the i wins every time for its still camera. The i even lets you select the focus area on the touchscreen.

    Just the way it is.
     
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    So get an iPhone and you won't have to worry about it. Or better yet, use one of your good cameras.
     
  6. mjmesserli

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    Rich,

    I hope you're kidding. I bought the droid in part because of the 8 meg camera....and then to find the camera is a joke! I'm not going to switch to AT&T for any reason, so I'm stuck with the droid for now, but very disappointed.
     
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    That's exactly right. Pixel count is HIGHLY over-rated. I love how folks compare their cell phone camera to a high end DSLR or how they have HD video that's as good as studio cameras or the 5D2. It's great to have a camera and video in a cell though.
     
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    Yeah, I was just messing with you. The thing is, it's not a great 8 megapixel camera. The focus on the thing is very poor.
     
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    there are better mp3 players than the droid
    there are better video cameras
    there are better still cameras
    there are better PDA's
    there are better gps's

    but find one product that can do all of it... it's the economic tradeoff. I gladly sacrifice a little in all the products for the simple fact that I don' thave to carry 6 seperate products with me everywhere I go.
     
  10. mjmesserli

    mjmesserli New Member

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    Guys,

    I'm not confused by the pixel count. That's not the issue. The camera simply isn't able to focus or take photos in low light. It's just not a good camera at all....that's my disappointment.
     
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    Threads merged.
     
  12. dan j

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    You started two threads on this???