1. Adibidah's Avatar
    My camera is not working properly. For the first day it seemed to be fine. I took a few test pics, which were of horrible quality. I started googling information on that and saw where I could change the settings to 8MP. But the other issue is that I will tap the camera and sometimes it won't open, just be a black screen. Other times it will open and I will swipe the sidebar open to tap effects, and things will just freeze until I press the home button.

    Any ideas?
    09-02-2011 02:05 PM
  2. Adibidah's Avatar
    Now the camera is shutting itself off automatically if it's frozen for a few seconds.
    09-02-2011 02:23 PM
  3. hkklife's Avatar
    The camera is widely known as a huge source of trouble on the X2. My first X2 (early July) had a horrible camera where the flash would fire out of sync with the shutter probably 90% of the time. I exchanged it and got a better X2 which has issue with overly dark photos and weak flash illumination "only" 40% or so of the time.

    I definitely use and enjoy the X2's camera far less than my old X. Otherwise, I like the X2's performance and high-res screen (but not the pentile).

    I also have frequent issues, even after the GB update, with the camera freezing up or being unresponsive while showing the viewfinder. I usually have to do either a battery pull, but occasionally I can resolve the problem by exiting out of Camera, using the Task Manager to end the Camera, then relaunching it.

    If you are still in your exchange period, I would definitely return or send the X2 back and try for a different handset.
    09-02-2011 10:13 PM
  4. Adibidah's Avatar
    I bought it new from a local Verizon store last Monday, so I should be able to get a replacement. I'd hate to, with all the customization I've done ... but I do want a working camera.

    I shut it down and turned it on again and the camera ha been cooperating better.

    I see reference to GB, which is gingerbread, but I'm not sure what that all means for me. I need to spend more time lurking here!
    09-02-2011 11:05 PM
  5. whiplash473's Avatar
    A simple reboot is always my first line of defense with a bug..not sure if you have and I know its kinda stupid but reboots work wonders

    Sent from my DROID X2 using Tapatalk
    09-03-2011 12:02 PM
  6. Adibidah's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm starting to see that this DX2 is more like a computer than it is a phone! I never had to reboot my Samsung Reality.
    09-03-2011 12:10 PM
  7. Devinator's Avatar
    The documentation that came with your phone suggests you shut it off for one minute every day. I shut off my phone every morning while driving in to work, and, turn it back on when I need my phone for the first time. I'm not sure if that's really necessary, but, I never have any problems with my camera.
    09-06-2011 08:44 AM
  8. whiplash473's Avatar
    Smartphones are like pc's in that they need to get rebooted to sort clear the system

    Sent from my DROID X2 using Tapatalk
    09-06-2011 12:50 PM
  9. Adibidah's Avatar
    Thanks for the advice!
    09-07-2011 09:42 AM