there are several camera apps because the default is not the greatest. However after playing with a couple of others I still go back to the HTC app because when all is said and done it allows me to easily vary white brightness and seems to take best pictures (as long as everything remains still). I've also used camera magic - don't like this much, just not happy with ease of use FxCamera - I like this and do use the normal mode for this as the exposure time is much quicker. If I could have a short cut for this camera on my home screen I would. It just takes too long to open the app, when you want to catch a moment.