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Anyone else have an awful camera?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mbell75, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. mbell75

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    Is it just mine? I shoot photos and videos professionally for a living, so I know what I am doing and this camera is pretty much useless. Mine has major front focussing issues :mad: Its nearly impossible to get anything in focus, even if you are 2 feet in front of it and the video quality is pathetic. Is anyone else getting pics in focus?
     

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  2. rdegk15

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    Well since you are a big time photographer you should realize that the cameras and camcorder on this thing are far from professional. You cant expect these things to be perfect. Im sure a lot of people will be happy with the quality considering its in a cell phone.
     
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  3. penguinking6

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    Me and a couple of friends got the Evo this morning. I took a few pictures with it and it seems to be working for me. I dont have the most steady hands, but the pictures I've taken have been clear for me. I had a couple pictures come out blurry but I was moving the phone at the time.

    Its a possibility your lens is scratched. Without a case, the camera sticks out and is very vulnerable to scratches and whatnot.
     
  4. mbell75

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    Ummm, I expect photos IN FOCUS! The photos are blurry. The photos from the front facing camera however are night and day better. Something is wrong with the main camera
     
  5. laredo7mm

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    Did you take off the protective plastic?
     
  6. mbell75

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    Doh! Ok, I am a complete dumbass. Camera works great now :rolleyes:
     
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  7. BetterMost

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    Have you removed the plastic from the lens? Why not post some pictures and let us see what you are talking about?
     
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  10. rdegk15

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    Lol well problem solved hahah
     
  11. twospirits

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    so mbell, besides that little I forgot to take off the protective film incident, how you like the phone so far?

    TS
     
  12. clambert1273

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    I can feel you here.. I almost left mine on - in all the excitement I almost forgot about it.. my friendly BB rep took mine off for me :eek:
     
  13. dsarch21

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    haha, i just watched chicken little w/my 3 y/o and it reminded me of this!

    the sky is falling!! glad you fixed the problem!

     
  14. jacker

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    How embarrassing!



    At least you don't have to return your evo saying its defective huh?! Oh and don't be afraid to post again.
     
  15. ejpyle

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    LMAO....I had the same problem. We must be related.
     
  16. mbell75

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    Awesome! Only slight complaint is the battery life, even with my 1800mah battery. But 4G had mysteriously turned on, so I am assuming that played a part it draining it. Even still. It went from 100% down to 20% in 4 hours which is ridiculous. I am running a live wallpaper though.
     
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  17. RiverOfIce

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    Mine did the same thing, then I installed advanced task killer. There was like 20 apps running. Now I am getting really good battery life.
     
  18. danielg

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    I own a DSLR, and have done some photography. The camera is decent at best during normal shots. However, if you have good lighting, and can get the focus just right, it will easily replace your low-mid range point and shoot camera. I took a couple amazing shots this morning. The problem is, it's really kinda rare when that moment arises. I think it's safe to say we all just pull out the camera and start taking pictures without much thought into.
     
  19. twospirits

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    Not that I want to start a ATK thread all over again, but I assume you approve using an ATK on this phone.

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  20. frootbat

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    LOL, I did that too, felt just as silly after I took the wee plastic piece off after charging. I may try out the camera tomorrow, but the battery issue scares me. I tried to find a Hero battery locally, but no joy.
     
  21. mbell75

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    I was always told you dont need ATK because alot of apps running dont really do anything in the background anyways.
     
  22. beavis39001

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    Funniest thread of the day! ... I feelya mbell75!

    We're all dummies most of the time. :D
     
  23. Aridon

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    I give you credit, most wouldn't admit to something like that. Glad it was an easy fix ;)
     
  24. Eguy

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    Inside your monitor.
    LOL thanks for the laugh.
     
  25. Kalrog

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    From one pro 'tog to another... thank you for doing this because I know it would have been me posting this thread if you hadn't.
     
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