Last Updated: Nov 12,2009
Yes the camera sucks.
eh, its really not that bad...its a phone...if you want to take quality pictures...buy a nikon d40 or something
that said, just took this...with flash
Agreed! Right now I'm pretty happy with the camera. I'm just really glad the video is good on this device.
Apart from the 3GS and the N95, other phones don't really record good video.
yes, the video is great...and it launches pretty quick too...never know when you need to record some crazy person at a store dragging their kids or something
Its strange. The camera is slow and clanky and produces crummy, dark and blurry pics. But the video is as good as the still shots are bad, which suggests that the Droid is capable, if programmed correctly.
yeah, some (fixable) compromises were probably made to make sure this phone launched around the holiday season...that's at least my guess
Compared to the Storm this thing has a junk camera. The storm can take good pictures in almost any situation. Close, far, light, dark it did great... This thing in junk... Linked in in full size so you can get a good feel for how much crap this thing is at the moment. This is to show that we NEED a software update to improve this thing!
i bet they will firmware update, i heard the storm camera sucked at one point til the update
The storm never really took bad pictures... It was just REALLLLLLLY slow. Then there were a few updates where the camera simply crashed the phone. And many more where the camera worked but video mode crashed the phone.
these pics STRETCH the screen yeah thats what it was bout the storm! slow. Well i am expecting to see an update for it.
Could you post some pictures big enough to see? I straining my eyes here.
I took this photo last night, on an island with just a bonfire (and flash) for lighting. In the viewfinder it showed all black except for the fire. I was quite surprised at the end result. Sure, my Canon SLR would have been much clearer, but compared to previous cell phone cameras, this didnt do so bad.
LOL I beg to differ. my early pics on storm look like they were taken with a disposable camera, new ones look crisp and clear.
Well many of the pictures I took were up close shots of printed circuit boards and I was quite impressed that the Storm was able to take such great pictures from the very day I got the thing it had been quite nice to have. Was really the first phone that I've ever carried that I just felt like I could pull it out in most situations and get a fairly good picture out of the deal no matter what.
Ok I decided to resize to make the thread readable. I did all pictures with a single console command using mogrify (yes I'm a linux user) but this means that all files have been resized to the same size using the same commands.
Now for a comparison. Both of these pictures were taken with no ambient light only the flash on the phone was providing light for the picture.
Blackberry Storm: (this is the 1st edition storm 1) Still the same phone bought the day this device was released. Running 184.108.40.2068 (the latest officially released OS)
yeah, blackberry is much better..hopefully this can be fixed
and logitec harmony ftw
haha wow, that is nuts! 5 mp vs 3.2 and 3.2 wins! jeez! come on droid, maybe we should email motorola/google
Total MP has nothing to do with the quality of hte photos really.
I'm really stoked on the Droid, I'll take any device as good as this that isn't an Iphone, but am dissapointed with hte camera reviews so far.
I'm really hoping they modify the software to get better picture quality.
eh megapixels on a camera with a lens smaller than a button really doesn't mean a thing, its just good for marketing to people who always think the bigger the number the better.
seems that way with all cameras! 10.2 camera has shitty res! its like a panasonic... really weak!
Yea if I could figure out why I can't open attachments in my exchange account and get the camera to work closer to the performance of my Storm I think I'd keep it. As things are I'll probably go back to the storm and wait a little bit longer. Granted there are a lot of things that I like better on the Droid but honestly the Storm is a great messaging device and I can either grab the next device or I can get a Droid (with hopefully better software) in the future for even less monies.
I hope they have a quick software update too.
I have an old Olympus 2.1 megapixel camera that was just one step below an SLR when I bought it. It takes absolutely beautiful pictures! The optics and sensors on it are much more important. Resolution has more to do with how big it can be printed and still look good, but people do seem to fixate on numbers.
Here is a video I took.. If you are viewing from your Droid, press menu/more/watch in high quality.
YouTube - Elke at the lake house.
Wakey, your video looks very nice. I think that shows there is no problem with the lens. Poor still image quality must be from exposure settings or post exposure processing. Those things should be correctable in software.
That video is stunning coming from a phone. I hope the still pictures get updated soon.
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