Okay, I've tried to be patient and I've tried adjusting every little thing that I can ... I just came back from a vacation where I wanted to take some decent shots with my camera. I had problems early on but tweaking how I take pictues alleviated SOME of my issues but I still have a huge problem with the zoom on the camera. I'm not trying to take extreme closeups but the zoom is on the camera for a reason. Needless to say, I got zero viewable shots when I used the zoom. The shots I took without zoom were great. My process to take a pic is as follows: Open camera app Frame subject Press AND HOLD blue "take pic" button Press on the screen to focus on the part I want Wait until it adjusts the zoom and green frame appears Release "take pic" button Keeping everything super steady while doing this Very simple. Everything is auto - flash, wb, ISO, etc. Here's some examples of how my zoom is killing me. Without zoom: With zoom: Without zoom: With zoom: Without zoom: With zoom: Honestly ... is it the phone or is the zoom just that bad? Should I be taking the Gnex back for an exchange? I've seen quite a few photos of what appears to be people using the zoom on the camera and the pics look fine. What is the deal here? If the answer is "Duh, don't use the zoom!" ... that's unacceptable. The zoom is there for a reason.