My droid camera makes me angry
So don't get me wrong, I do love my droid but I'm about at my breaking point with the camera. Its probably the worst camera on a smart phone.. It just terrible. Most recently it doesn't seem to want to work at all. It just blacks out then tells me to force close. I thought maybe the lag was from helix launcher but once I uninstalled it i still got the same problem.
Is anyone else having this problem?
Is there a fix?
- 06-14-2010, 09:26 PM #2
- 06-15-2010, 07:25 AM #4
- 06-15-2010, 10:31 AM #5
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It's really the native Droid camera app that stinks. I bought Camera Zoom FX and the pics are like night and day. The way the native app takes pics is the problem. Alternative camera apps have different characteristics while taking the pic. The native camera was always blurry. My wifes dumb phone snapped better pics. I don't get blurry pics anymore. Even of my active kid. I bet other camera apps will improve picture quality too. My second choice would have been the 5X PRO camera.
- 06-15-2010, 10:17 PM #7
- 06-15-2010, 10:58 PM #8
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Re: My droid camera makes me angry
- 06-16-2010, 02:31 PM #9The bending unit
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Been having this same issue. It really ticks you off at the damnedest times when you really need to use your camera!
I was rooted before the official release of 2.1 . I'm really considering rooting again, just so I can enjoy some FroYo goodness, as well as a better camera.
- 06-16-2010, 03:25 PM #10The bending unit
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- 06-17-2010, 08:37 AM #11
No.. I'm on 2.1, I cant root because I have a mac and i cant get RSD lite on my moms computer. The camera sucks on the droid. I recently downloaded Camera Zoom FX and that's a bit better. worked great when i first got it but today i went to take a picture of something to send to a friend and it just blacked out, forced closed and just wouldn't work. I had to completely restart the phone. This will be the reason why i get an iphone.. because funny how that camera seems to work no problem. I don't have time to play games.. I just need things to work!
- 06-17-2010, 11:47 PM #13
- 06-17-2010, 11:51 PM #14
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You should download rom manager and use a 2.2 froyo rom. besides being faster, the camera app has improved and takes much better pictures more quickly. Sometimes my pictures inside would come out grainy previously but now they are very clear.
If you are not rooted, maybe you should tell verizon your phone is defective and get a new one. Would have been one of the first things I did.
P.s. I have a mac and am rooted.... dont see how thats a problem?
- 06-18-2010, 07:57 AM #15
- 182 Posts
Try using the Camera 360 app, it's free on the market and really steps up the functionality of the camera on the droid. I found that taking inside pics with my Droid usually ended up with a grainy, sub par, pic but using this new app makes inside pics much better. Not perfect yet because lets face it it's a 5mp but still it does help improve it a great deal IMO.