1. ihbsbA's Avatar
    I currently carry a BlackBerry Tour and I LOVE the camera - I can take some pretty amazing UP CLOSE pictures and need this ability on the Evo. I know it's 8mp, but I need to take macro shots with excellent detail like I can with my BlackBerry. Anyone know if I will have this ability via the standard settings or some sort of enhancement app? I use my camera so often, I'd SO hate to not get this phone just for this reason....
    05-21-2010 09:14 AM
  2. skullsdontfade's Avatar
    i read somewhere a while ago that macro was possible...
    05-21-2010 09:21 AM
  3. npark's Avatar
    It does do digital auto-focus, but I don't know if that's good enough for your use for the close-up shots.
    05-21-2010 11:10 AM
  4. yazman666's Avatar
    It would be very nice if the evo could take some macro pic but i dont think it will be capable of do it
    05-21-2010 11:34 AM
  5. ihbsbA's Avatar
    Ugh, this is kind of a deal breaker for me.

    skullsdontfade, would you be able/willing to see where you read that?
    05-21-2010 03:02 PM
  6. ihbsbA's Avatar
    05-21-2010 03:10 PM
  7. npark's Avatar
    "macro" in this context (since all camera phones are not feature rich) means close-up shot.
    05-21-2010 05:19 PM
  8. 12smile's Avatar
    according to that sample I think you are "In Luck" Plus w/ 8mp you could crop for a close up.

    05-21-2010 05:55 PM
  9. Jordus's Avatar
    It always amazes me that people expect a 1000$ camera lense on a 200$ phone.
    05-21-2010 06:07 PM
  10. ihbsbA's Avatar
    Jordus, I have a BlackBerry Tour that takes amazingly sharp and detailed close up shots..... I'm not expecting too much. Just expecting an 8mp cam to be as good as my 3.2.. The BB has an "up close" setting and the pics are shockingly clear and detailed. I'm just hoping for as much from the Evo.
    05-21-2010 11:44 PM
  11. Jordus's Avatar
    Really? Every BB i had took terrbile pics in like 80x120 res
    05-22-2010 12:21 AM
  12. npark's Avatar
    Jordus, I have a BlackBerry Tour that takes amazingly sharp and detailed close up shots..... I'm not expecting too much. Just expecting an 8mp cam to be as good as my 3.2.. The BB has an "up close" setting and the pics are shockingly clear and detailed. I'm just hoping for as much from the Evo.
    I have to agree here. I think the BB Tour camera is better than my Pre camera in terms of focusing on the subject better, and dealing with low-light conditions better.

    No digital AF on the Pre meant a fixed distance would always have the best shots.

    Since all these phone pictures invariably were for consumption on FB, and nothing else, it generally doesn't matter much to me. For "real" pictures, I would resort to the dslr instead. However, I can see how a compulsive shutterbug would want those options.

    You do know that there's no optical focus, or optical zoom (for any phone camera) so any close-up shot is merely a digitally zoomed in, and digitally focused shot??
    05-22-2010 01:29 AM
  13. ragnarokx's Avatar
    You do know that there's no optical focus, or optical zoom (for any phone camera) so any close-up shot is merely a digitally zoomed in, and digitally focused shot??
    Not true - I owned either a Sanyo or a Samsung (forgot which) that had optical zoom. It was the shiznit back in 2007. Here's an example of one that has it as well: link.
    05-22-2010 02:57 AM
  14. Jordus's Avatar
    I have to agree here. I think the BB Tour camera is better than my Pre camera in terms of focusing on the subject better, and dealing with low-light conditions better.

    Im not sure thats saying much because in low light or up close the Pre camera is downright horrendous.
    05-22-2010 07:16 AM
  15. skullsdontfade's Avatar
    Ugh, this is kind of a deal breaker for me.

    skullsdontfade, would you be able/willing to see where you read that?
    sorry it took me so long to respond to this. here's the article that i was recalling:

    HTC EVO 4G: Leaked Impressions, Coming Before June 6th?l | Android Phone Fans

    a brief mention of macro, and an up close shot taken with the evo. i'm pretty sure this came out prior to any real hands on info of the phone, so take that for what it's worth.
    05-22-2010 07:25 AM
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