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  1. dcdttu

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    Anyone else not pleased with the camera? It's fine in super bright outdoor conditions, but if you even attempt to use that flash, it's all over. Images are so overexposed it doesn't even look like Sprint/HTC tested the thing... and oddly, with the flash, it is nearly impossible to get a picture that isn't blurry. When I turn the flash off the dark picture, albeit very dim, is perfectly clear compared to the one taken with the flash.

    And the flash button basically does what it wants. I can press it 10 times and it will maybe change the flash setting once.

    I hope they address this in a very-soon update to the phone.
     

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    I can't say I've had many problems with it. At first my shots were grainy, but fixed that with ISO settings.

    I personally think it is the best camera out on a phone to date. The flash could've used work, but considering HTC was on quite a long road of no flash for phones, I am glad there is a flash finally!
     
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    No complaints here
     
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    What did you change your iso settings to?
     
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    I changed my ISO settings and haven't had a problem.
     
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    Mine must have issues. Every night shot I've taken with the camera and flash is both overexposed (to the point where people's faces are pure white) and blurry.

    So if you guys tap the flash button, it immediately switches between auto/on/off? I hit it and when I hit it again, I have to wait at least 10 seconds before it will respond.

    And I'm a photographer! lol
     
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    drop the ISO to 200.
     
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    The flash on mine like to go in stages. It starts out really bright, then slow dims until the exposure is right. But considering it is a phone. I am good with it.
     
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    For a phone camera with a tiny chip of a lens it's pretty decent. I honestly think they did a good job with software processing to get photos looking as good as they do.
     
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    these are taken with flash on indoors and under car. I would say they are prtty damn good for a camera phone. (linked from facebook)

    [​IMG]

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    Are the first two pics a result of the third pic?
     
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    Imma gonna try the 200 ISO trick. Makes sense that it might fix the over-saturation on the camera. As for blurry pictures, you think it'd have the opposite effect, but I will give it a shot!

    Thanks for the suggestions guys! (This is so the Hero when it came out... apply little tweaks until they release a fix)
     
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    Ha ha good one....
     
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    Is image quality something that can be improved with software updates? I'm inclined to think not but just hoping. The image quality isn't as good as the iphone 4, same with video. Probably not enough to return the EVO but it would be nice if it were better.
     
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    Well, there's image quality from poor components, and then there's image quality issues from bad settings. The latter can be fixed. If the settings of the phone's camera or ISO are incorrectly metered when using the flash, then they can rewrite the code for it. Just like the Droid's date rounding issue causing an issue with the auto-focus until they found a fix for it. No, I'm not kidding....
     
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    Im having auto-focus issues... anyone else? Compared to my HTC Hero, the auto focus works half ass. It doesnt ever seem to autofocus until i tap the screen to make a focal point.
     
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    ha no

    1st pic my friend rolled her mustang.
    2nd pic the brakes went out in my car due to a busted line! and i was fixing it.
     
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    love my camera :) takes great pics for me!
     
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    Camera is great if you know how to use it LOL I admit though the auto settings are not the greatest for low light situations it seems to love going to high iso's which of course make pictures grainy. You can get some great results though just from manually setting the iso.
     
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    you just have to mess with the camera settings, default settings even on a point and shoot and never ideal, you gotta know what your doing but you can dial this bad boy in to take some REALLY good shots
     
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    this camera is way better than the first couple of digital cameras i owned, and they sucked at making phone calls.

    should you take your wedding photos with it? no.
     
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    Camera works great for me. Whit that said, I love how people complain about there pictures coming out crappy but never post any example pics. So how about you post some of your pics so we can see what they look like.
     
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