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Help Camera issues


Extreme Android User
Apr 8, 2010
West LA, CA
Now that I've been able to turn the camera shutter sound off with the app posted (haven't tried the XDA solution yet), I absolutely LOVE the camera. I shot a video using my car dock, but can't post it because I have to mute the music that was playing on my phone while it was recording (while on the car dock).
My one camera concern seems to be the clearness of photos when zooming in. Not sure if its the pentile screen, my foggy memory, or my increased expectations, but when I take a picture of something and then zoom in on it the pictures get blurry (out of focus) fast. I understand that the more you zoom in pictures wont look as clear, but I recall my Hero being able to zoom in on pics and them still looking very clear. I need to turn that phone back on and check again to be sure.

Another concern is when looking at pics on Facebook, etc. When I click on them and zoom in, like above, the pics get blurry after minimal zooming in. I just dont remember this being the case with my Hero. Maybe Im wrong.
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I took a video, using the car dock. This was actually the 2nd day that I owned the phone and part of the reason I was so impressed by the camera and the car dock. I had to change the music, just because I didn't want to infringe on copyright laws, so I used the Youtube application to change the music for the first 3 minutes or so. After that, there's no sound (although I did have my music playing in the background on the original video the entire time), but wanted to be sure and show you all how the video output looked, while in a moving car (not going fast, just around 20-25 because the area has really narrow streets). It's the reason I absolutely LOVE the car dock and the phone:

Making good use of Motorola Photon dock - YouTube

And for those of you that are uber critical of these types of video (I posted one last year and some people got a 'bit emo about it), everything was shot going speed limit (or slightly under) and the phone was fully secured in my car dock the entire time, so it was completely hands free!
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Curiously that article claims the Photon does 1080p video recording, but I was under the impression it only did 720 out of the box (although it seems capable of going higher with a software update). Am I wrong or is PCWorld?

Yeah. I saw that...LOL. They were wrong. I was going to post, but I hate when you're required to "sign in."

Nontheless, even if they did consider that 1080p. I wonder what they would've said once they realized it's only 720p video recording?
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