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    Default Is the Photon camera any good?

    What's the camera quality like on the Photon?

    I have had the original Epic, Evo 4G, Evo 3D, and the Nexus S. For me, the Nexus S has the best camera out of all of these.

    I know the Photon has an 8.0 MP camera, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. What's the photo quality like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiftNo View Post
    What's the camera quality like on the Photon?

    I have had the original Epic, Evo 4G, Evo 3D, and the Nexus S. For me, the Nexus S has the best camera out of all of these.

    I know the Photon has an 8.0 MP camera, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. What's the photo quality like?
    Its average. Samsung prob has the best camera for android, not too sure about HTC but have heard bad things about the Evo families cameras. I can honestly say that the 5 mp camera on my old Epic 4g was as good or maybe better then the Photons, but the Photon's isn't horrible by any means.
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    I agree, Samsung makes an outstanding camera. The photon camera is average at best. Pictures look grainy alot of the time and good luck taking a lowlight picture. I miss my Epic camera
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    It is better than my EVO Shift's camera.. and as far as I have seen on a lot of youtube videos as in taking videos is the best camera right now
    here's a couple of resized samples from my Photon





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    Default Re: Is the Photon camera any good?

    Its fine in good lighting... Low light is a different story...
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    My original Epic's 5 mega pixel camera took better pictures, but it's not the worst camera either.

    Sent from my Photon 4G using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: Is the Photon camera any good?

    I have a Canon SD880, and I know prefer using my Photon in let lit environments due do its ease to share pix
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    Default Re: Is the Photon camera any good?

    Photo quality aside, Motorola made the decision to give a loud enchanting "click" sound every time you take a picture. Even more fun, you cannot disable this. I believe there's a fix, but the forum which has the fix is currently down.

    Seriously, what jackass thought that sound was so great that it couldn't be disabled?
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    Default Re: Is the Photon camera any good?

    Mr. Fatty, download the enforced stream silencer apk and it will be silenced for good.



    And I agree, the Photon camera is great. better than every other cell phone camera I have used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McFatty View Post
    Photo quality aside, Motorola made the decision to give a loud enchanting "click" sound every time you take a picture. Even more fun, you cannot disable this. I believe there's a fix, but the forum which has the fix is currently down.

    Seriously, what jackass thought that sound was so great that it couldn't be disabled?

    Motorola stated in a similar thread on their forums, that the inability to disable the 'click' was a decision of Sprint's, and that it wasn't Moto's call.
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    Default Re: Is the Photon camera any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by McFatty View Post
    Photo quality aside, Motorola made the decision to give a loud enchanting "click" sound every time you take a picture. Even more fun, you cannot disable this. I believe there's a fix, but the forum which has the fix is currently down.

    Seriously, what jackass thought that sound was so great that it couldn't be disabled?
    Using Root explorer (if you're rooted) you can go to system/media/audio/UI and just rename camera_click.ogg to camera_clik.ogg
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    VideoRecord.ogg to VideoRecor.ogg

    That way if you change your mind you can always go back and rename the files.
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    Haven't logged in for a few days, but thanks for the info on the camera silencer. Worked great.
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    Default Re: Is the Photon camera any good?

    I don't know about you guys, but I was disappointed with the Photon camera. I expected better quality pictures, especially considering it's 8MP. My Samsung Epic had a better camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronnienyc View Post
    Mr. Fatty, download the enforced stream silencer apk and it will be silenced for good.



    And I agree, the Photon camera is great. better than every other cell phone camera I have used.
    Thanks! This is a God send... I was getting annoyed at the loud click ...
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    Thanks ronnienyc!! That supe loud and slow click was killing me, since i use the cell fone camera instead of lugging around my old "real" digital camera. You can imagine how annying that sound has been for the 507 pictures i have taken since I got the Photon in Aug 2011: Oy vey!!
    Ported myself over from Palm III/V/Zire --> Treo 700p --> Pre - --> Touchpad (2 x 16gb) --> Photon 4G---> Fabulous Galaxy Note II on Sprint
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    Default Re: Is the Photon camera any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShiftNo View Post
    What's the camera quality like on the Photon?

    I have had the original Epic, Evo 4G, Evo 3D, and the Nexus S. For me, the Nexus S has the best camera out of all of these.

    I know the Photon has an 8.0 MP camera, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. What's the photo quality like?
    I thought the camera has crap looking at them on the phone. Then I saw them on the computer.
    Pretty Good.
    Of course the front camera (vga) is crappy!
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    The camera on this phone is my all time complaint. No matter what the lighting, or what the setting, when taking pics of people, it is TERRIBLE. the settings are all on highest possible, and no matter what, everyone looks read and blotchy and crappy. Its the worst phone camera i've had. Samsung cameras are the BEST out there and i miss the one on my Epic terribly.
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    Default Re: Is the Photon camera any good?

    My Photon definitively takes pretty good pics.

    I would suggest to double check your settings and try out different settings for the cam.

    I found the wide setting images are less quality then set to 8mp.

    My Photon camera works well but you have to hold it pretty steady and hold it for an extra second so it does not get blurred.

    Last week got Camera Zoom FX App on the market on sale, so far I like it and it has a lot of easy settings, more frames, more features and different settings for stabilization & actions.

    I take a lot of pics, so I will stick with the Camera Zoom FX app.

    One thing is the lighting & flash that has a lot to do with your pics as well as the distance, but overall after some practice it is OK for a phone cam.

    I have taken over a few thousand pics with the stock cam app, I would say over 90% of them are good.

    If I need really good pics I just use my regular digital cam.

    FYI: You can switch between stock camera app & the app.

    Also use QuickPic (free on market) instead of crappy stock gallery.

    Hope that helps
    Last edited by Cellmeister; 01-16-2012 at 11:17 AM. Reason: Photon 4G All Stock
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    I'd have to say that my HTC Hero took better pics. But I have an OtterBox defender and the lens cover gets some dust on it and you can't always clean it off before you do pic. I expected the pics to be so-so, but when researched the phone before buying I saw several posts on a few forums where people said the pics had a blue tint. Guess what color protective film is over the lens when you buy it? I kid you not. Google photon cam blue tint. MORONS. But overall the quality is great considering the fact that I can take a pic, post it, google it and then show it from the website I posted it to. remember just 6 years ago when you wanted a good camera....you bought a good camera. People take for granted that we are walking around with more technology in our pockets then what we sent men to the moon with. And that includes the technology used by NASA to send them.
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    How do you use enforced stream? I downloaded the apk on my phone and installed and it did nothing.
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    Default Re: Is the Photon camera any good?

    Open it and check the box. You should no longer hear the click.
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    I take a LOT of low light pics and the dual flash works wonders... I've got no complaints




    Thats with the 2mp camera right after sunup this morning

    Swyped from my Photon using t-talk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KahneFan View Post
    Open it and check the box. You should no longer hear the click.
    Thanks, I didn't click the box.
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    I've started using ICS+ camera app. It cost me a buck but it takes great pictures... Just remember to use the on screen button in this app and not the physical button...
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    What physical button usually takes pictures on the photon?
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