I just don't get the Desire camera. Some pictures I take are stunning and close up stuff could even rival a decent compact, other/ most times my pictures are a total mess. I get wash-out when there is sky in the shot or I get white sky and decent foreground. I get loads of blur on low ISO settings, loads of noise on high ISO. Light levels seem all over the shop, I'm lucky even without flash if I can get people without looking like the Ghost mask from Scream or I get the person in the shot but a very dark background. Using the flash can either be disastrous or work quite well - no way to tell till after I have taken the shot. Autofocus doesn't always seem to focus that well unless I get lucky or have great lighting, manual focus often causes white balance/ light metering issues. It's reached the point now where I'm not sure I trust the phone to take reasonable snapshots and I've been through every setting with very unpredictable results. Just went I think it's all set up and going great, the lighting changes (indoors to outdoors, time of day etc) and it all goes to pot again. Tried auto settings but have yet to have a decent snap from it. So do I have to manually adjust the settings everytime I want to fire off a quick shot or is there something I'm just missing - some magic bullet of settings that work OK in all environments? I'm not expecting a DSLR camera or even a compact camera quality as it is a phone and there are inherent problems with size etc but my old iPhone3G while it never took great photos it never seemed to take any really bad ones either and it could generally handle outdoor shots with mixtures of people, sky and landscape. For me the Desire camera is very hit and miss (generally miss in my case.) I've seen some great shots taken with people's Desires so I know it can be done - I just wondered if there's some secret I don't know about or if they got lucky? Just to add I'm using the standard camera app, is there a better app that might help?