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Apr 26, 2011 08:44 |  #16

My HTC Droid Eris takes pretty crap photos, which is totally to be expected.

I've never had a phone that takes decent pics, my buddy's EVO takes good ones, and my wife's iPhone 4 takes excellent photos for a phone, of course.


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Apr 26, 2011 08:58 |  #17

I'm not overly disappointed with my Thunderbolts camera. The camera on the X sucks.


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Apr 26, 2011 15:19 |  #18

How are you liking the TBolt? I haven't gotten a chance to get over to a Verizon store yet to try it out.........for my contract being up in December, it's down to the TBolt or the iPhone...I love Android, but not sure if I love it enough to compete with my love of iOS...I know the Incredible 2 is coming out soon, but I've heard it's not much more than a camera update with some screen changes.

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I'm not overly disappointed with my Thunderbolts camera. The camera on the X sucks.


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Apr 26, 2011 15:31 |  #19

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How are you liking the TBolt? I haven't gotten a chance to get over to a Verizon store yet to try it out.........for my contract being up in December, it's down to the TBolt or the iPhone...I love Android, but not sure if I love it enough to compete with my love of iOS...I know the Incredible 2 is coming out soon, but I've heard it's not much more than a camera update with some screen changes.


So far I love it. I read so much bad stuff about the battery life that I almost passed it over, but with the stock battery I get a full day of use, which is all I need. That's with browsing the net, a little Pandora if I'm in my truck, lots of texting, a few calls....to me it holds up well, but I don't guess I'm what you would call a "power user" so YMMV!

The camera does better (but not good) in low light compared to the X. If you have some decent sunlight, it's not bad.

I'm not crazy about the quality of the speakerphone though. It almost sounds muffled a bit. Not a dealbreaker for me, but a mild disappointment.

Here are a few shots from the camera. IMO, it doesn't touch the iPhone camera, but I do like it 1000% better than the Droid X camera

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Apr 26, 2011 15:58 |  #20
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Apr 26, 2011 16:14 |  #21
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ask yourself honestly. How good of a camera do you really need on your phone? If your expectations are high..pick up a used point and shoot for $40. Far better quality than any phone is or will be for a bit.

the phone already does everything else. let it be. I use my phone to calculate DOF distance, tune my guitar (better than my own guitar tuner), traffic report, weather, I can even talk to the phone and it will type a whole paragraph exactly what i said... barely even touching the surface but thats phenomenal so far.


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Apr 26, 2011 16:29 |  #22

I agree with your opinion on Nokia phones. The Nokia N8 has the best camera available: 12 megapixels, Carl Zeiss optics, etc. Too bad they've really screwed up the rollout of their new firmware.

See Nokia N8 photo samples here: http://conversations.n​okia.com …-sample-images-untouched/ (external link)

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lol, you guys don't know phone cameras unless you've tried the nokia cameras.

I had my N95 when it first came out, blew everything out of the water until I dropped it 3 years later. Carl Zeiss optics with an actual shutter...pictures were amazing.

check out the photos from the N95 camera which is several years old. I think 2007. Until recently, there were few cameras phone that had quality as good as the nokias, until the Iphones came out.

http://www.flickr.com/​groups/n95usersdotcom/ (external link)

The Iphone 4's camera shots were superb, but that was also when Nokia had their N8 come out - they used an N8 instead of an dSLR for a magazine shoot:
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Apr 26, 2011 16:47 |  #23

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Have you tried different camera apps?

actually no, do you have one you recommend?


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Apr 26, 2011 18:24 |  #24

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actually no, do you have one you recommend?

Not that you asked me, but check out "Vignette". It costs a few bucks, but it's my favorite app I've found so far.


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Apr 26, 2011 20:43 |  #25

elogical wrote in post #12297915 (external link)
actually no, do you have one you recommend?

I use the default Camera version 2.2 that came pre-installed on my Droid 2 Global, but I don't take many pictures with my phone.

You can google for "best android camera app" and see what comes up, or check some of the android forums.


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Apr 26, 2011 21:32 |  #26
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heres a shot of the aurora sort of... (handheld) with the galaxy S :D


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Apr 26, 2011 21:37 |  #27

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Not that you asked me, but check out "Vignette". It costs a few bucks, but it's my favorite app I've found so far.

I have a HTC G2 and I think it has a pretty decent camera. It's not amazing, but it's better than carrying a P&S around. I often use the default camera for quick snapshots, but I have Vignette when I want to do something a bit more creative and I don't have my DSLR. It's a great app with a bunch of options for filters and shooting styles, and it only costs a few bucks.


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Apr 27, 2011 21:46 |  #28

Thanks both for the suggestions, vignette and some of the others look much more capable than the default, I'll have to play around a little more before passing judgment... I still don't see myself using the camera on this a whole lot but it's nice to have it work the way you want for the times you do though.


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Apr 27, 2011 22:03 |  #29

HTC Inspire droid camera is pretty good, though as expected noisy in low light.


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Jun 08, 2011 17:05 |  #30

HTC Evo has a great 8MP camera! Although I must say as with all "slow" (meaning non-slr) cameras, you have to hold it steady. Overall, I've been pretty impressed with the camera.


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