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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by SteveJones, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. SteveJones

    SteveJones Member
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    I've noticed a couple of new camera apps recently - both have digital zoom and don't match Snap Photo for features yet, but looks like they might in the future.

    I've tried them all and right now I'm enjoying Camera Zoom the best - seems to have the best mix of features and its really fun and easy to use. The devs are doing lots of updates so I can see it catching up with Snap Photo before too long - love the custom shutter animations too. Shame it doesn't have the filters like the others, but maybe they'll add that one day?

    I use Snap Photo too but I kind of miss not having a zoom with it, even if its only digital zoom.

    Which cam do you guys use?

  2. rifter

    rifter Newbie

    I would get full-sized images, and then crop them on your PC. Better than digital zoom functionality.
  3. SteveJones

    SteveJones Member
    Thread Starter

    I find digital zoom help me with composition.

    Also even though it doesn't capture any additional detail, you can see additional detail whilst previewing that you wouldn't otherwise which sometimes helps you to take a picture at the right moment.

    Obviously I would prefer optical, but we can't have it all!
  4. slammer

    slammer Newbie

    PRO Zoom Camera 5X all the way. Snap Photo is really old and laggy. If you haven't used PRO Zoom on your phone, you are missing out on some good shots I guarantee it.

  5. Jayziac

    Jayziac Well-Known Member

    I haven't found any camera app other than the default one that supporst 5+ MP. Another feature I wish all camera apps (including the default one) had is the stabilization feature using accelerometer. Very handy in less-than-ideal lighting conditions where the shutter speed is slowed down and blurs pictures easily.
  6. xaircooledx

    xaircooledx Lurker

    Vignette supports full 8mp and has an anti-shake feature. I love the "toy camera" feature.
  7. lifeonmtv

    lifeonmtv Android Enthusiast

    Camera 360 pro. It's very good. Supports any resolution, has great filters and also anti shake thing
  8. frankbonatelli

    frankbonatelli Well-Known Member

    +1 for Vignette!!
    I purchased this app after discovering that X10 did not handle geotaggs correctly (fix now in latest firmware). It handles full megapixel resolution and has an extremely large selection of tools filters and options.
  9. Jayziac

    Jayziac Well-Known Member

    Vignette, like almost all other android camera apps, doesn't support 5MP on my Acer Liquid. It seems that each app has to recognize the phone first in order to support it, instead of a generic 5MP setting that works on all phones that has a 5+ MP camera.
  10. CNHC

    CNHC Lurker

    My favorite one is Fxcamera, it brings Lomo effects to you :)
  11. NexuSix

    NexuSix Well-Known Member

    FxCamera and Camera Illusion are both very good, I recently uninstalled Vignette because it doesn't take full 5 MP pictures on the Nexus One.
  12. kempyk

    kempyk Lurker

    Does anyone know of an app that will let me press the screen so the camera gets the settings etc and then actually takes the pic the second i RELEASE my finger from the screen? Basically im finding it hard to go from my old phones which had buttons you could hold half way down ready for an action shot :(

    I thought 'picture on release' of finger would have been standard but i didnt check :(
  13. MF DROID

    MF DROID Member

    vignette is my favorite
  14. kempyk

    kempyk Lurker

    I tried vignette just now. Has lots of options but none about how to take the picture.

    Seems to still just be a case of push the botton and then guess when you think its actually going to snap the image in front of you. Is the long delay just on the desire HD or common to all android devices?
  15. HoochieCoo

    HoochieCoo Well-Known Member

    I really liked Vignette, but it was slow to snap on my phone too. Then, it just stopped working. It wasn't force closing, it would just come up and nothing would display on the screen. So I gave up. Too bad because I liked it's look and options.
  16. Jayziac

    Jayziac Well-Known Member

    if you set Vignette to rapid shot mode, and fixed focus (or infinity instead of auto-focus), it should snap it a lot quicker.
  17. braj

    braj Android Enthusiast

    Vignette and Camera360 both have been recently updated, both are great IMO, and Vignette seems to be a bit quicker than it had been previously. That said, I'm finding my Captivate's default camera app quickest, and using PicSaypro after the fact being the best route to getting good images.
  18. SteveJones

    SteveJones Member
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    I tried Vignette (very slow) and Camera360 - very good app. Fxcamera is great fun although basic.

    If buying one, I would still go for Camera ZOOM FX. Feature for feature, it seems to cover all bases and the updated interface is the most intuitive.
  19. All those apps suck! The lag ruins every photo. Want proper pictures? Use a proper camera and look through a real viewfinder. Not at arm's length. It's the only way to 1) really snap quick pictures, 2) get more or less stable, focused, images, 3) see details while you're composing.

    Never use a screwdriver to hammer in a nail! Use proper, appropriate tools! Use a nice, real camera to shoot nice, real images. Camera phones are just toy cameras. And it's painfully obvious.

    When you go on holiday to a tropical island you don't go on your bicycle either, do you?

    Camera phones are convenient for emergencies. Like for capturing the traffic situation and the damage after you had a collision, etc. But you will never get a 'pretty' picture out of it.
  20. kempyk

    kempyk Lurker

    Can't totally agree with you there, my n86 and old n95 have almost 0 lag (compared to most phones of the same age) after using the half click to get the settings. Also you could manual focus if u wanted with a hack. I was just hoping the software on this phone or some one had written would replicate this. I get the point about tools for the job but I never go out to do the job... I just end up in a place where I think, that looks great I wanna save it forever.

    If anyone des find an app for fast photo let us know :)
  21. well, although it seems like you're looking for true functionality, rather than just gimmick kind of stuff, but I love me some retro camera...

    the "xoloroid" (lol) is my favorite. My cousin's wedding the other day had a picture opportunity as he and his new bride walked into the fellowship hall. I realized that EVERYONE and their mother would be taking pics on their high dollar cameras, as well as their phones and whatever else that takes pics.

    Either way, I switched to retro camera and took a 'poloriod' picture of them and it went viral amoung the family on facebook. Sometimes, it's not about the megapixels, the cost.... sometimes, it's just timing and something different
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  22. Absolutely! At the end of the day it's not the camera that takes the picture, it's the photographer of course! Also you sometimes get plain lucky! All true.
    But that the 'lens' of a camera phone is just a piece of plastic that you would also find in a toy camera from a chewing gum dispenser is also true...!
    Let's be realistic about it and look at the whole package. Not just the parts you like and ignoring the rest.

    The mark of a pro or dedicated amateur is that he can produce great images consistently. Not just one-off flukes. And you need good gear, and the skill and know-how to use it to good effect for that. None of which come overnight with the purchase of a phone that takes pitchers and snaps of course.

    If you really like taking pictures then make the effort to carry a real camera. If you don't you're gambling and taking snaps at best.
  23. I think if you are aiming for professional model pics coming from a droid camera, you'll always be disappointed.

    Just like the turn by turn navigation won't compare to a dedicated GPS unit
    Just like the mp3 player won't compare to a dedicated mp3 player
    Just like surfing the inet won't compare to a laptop.

    if you want high quality, get a professional model. I do like the Droid for what I use. Facebooking, catching a pic I can submit to Peopleofwalmart.com and occasionally, a themed retro shot of my cousin at his wedding. They had plenty of high quality cameras there, I wasn't going to be able to compare on that end.

    One thing I will say, and I talked about it at the wedding.... I remember a highschool buddy getting married in 96. He put disposable cameras on all the tables and let the guests take the pictures with those (a pro did the real pictures, but everything else, we took) I KNOW that we have better cameras in our droids than we had in a kodak funsaver.

    One thing I did with his funsaver though, was I took it into the bathroom with me and took a carefully positioned picture of my pee-stream and my hand strategically placed. He developed that one later and got a nice surprise that is now lost by everyone taking pics on their phones. I suppose that's either a great thing or a bad thing, depending on if I am a guest at your wedding.
  24. After that, what do you think...?
  25. I think I won't be given an invite to your wedding, or at the very least, not given a funsaver at it.... lol


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