I looked for any report of this problem but found none. Starting about a month ago, every now and then my camera freezes when I am taking a picture. It will actually "take" the picture (I see it frozen on the screen) but it doesn't save it, no menus, nothing. It's like the camera app crashed. I can jump back to the home screen, but when I go back to the camera, it's still frozen. I have to either kill it or re-start the phone.
I missed some pretty cool pictures as a result and it's starting to really drive me nuts. Has anyone else encountered this issue or have a workaround?
Mine does it on occasion as well. I noticed that it occurs when I fail to wait for the green box to appear when focusing. If I jump the gun and push it before it focuses, it freezes. Now I just wait until I get the green box on focus and no issues.
Mine had done it using Vignette, the stock program, and today using Scan2PDF. Haven't figured out the trigger that causes it. Today the flash was going off when I took the pictures and then it froze and the led lights stayed on, even when I went back to the home page. Had to power off/on to get it to shut off.
Mine is doing the same thing, but now it is also impacting video recording. I was recording some short clips at a concert this weekend and most worked fine. One clip in particular was recording nicely and then all of a sudden my phone jumped to my home screen. I went back into the media to see if the clip was there and it was, but was a broken file that could not be played back. Ended up deleting it. Sure hope the upcoming OTA will address this because although I don't do a lot of video/picture taking with my phone, it would be nice for it to be reliable. Otherwise love this phone...
Just got back from a long trip and I used the camera quite a bit (240 pics). The camera freeze happened to me many times. Going to home and back to the camera repeatedly fixed it every time. Sometimes, it took as many as four times back and forth, but I never had to reboot the phone to get the camera to work again.
It's getting worse now. Before it would only freeze between every few photos. Last night while at a Braves game it dumped me to the Home Screen after every picture I took and did not save the photos. Ugh... Obviously others are having the same issue, I just wonder what HTC/Big Red is doing about it. I mean, don't taught a 8mp camera with (soon, I know) 720p recording if the darn thing doesn't work! Sorry, it's the only issue I've had with the phone, but in my mind it's a big one.