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Old 12-16-2008, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hmm - check out this RIM Knowledge base article:

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The following camera features are available with BlackBerry Device Software 4.6.1 or later:

* Adaptive luminnescence
* Chroma noise suppression
* Multi-frame image stabilization
* Autofocus with focus indicator boxes
* Increased Exchangeable Image File Format metadata
* Overlayed camera controls in Full Screen mode
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So this will improve the crappy camera on my Bold or what?

Hallelujah!!

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Old 12-16-2008, 04:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So this will improve the crappy camera on my Bold or what?

Hallelujah!!
They talk about autofocus so I don't think this is meant for the bold.
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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But it does beg the question - Autofocus? No BB's have this - software??
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But it does beg the question - Autofocus? No BB's have this - software??
No not software. The new curve 8900 has autofocus.
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My dreams have been dashed!! :(
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Old 12-16-2008, 05:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yup, 8900 has autofocus, and works damn good to... not sure if that is a software thing or hardware thing, but you never know the other BBs may get the autofocus too if its a software issue
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yup, 8900 has autofocus, and works damn good to... not sure if that is a software thing or hardware thing, but you never know the other BBs may get the autofocus too if its a software issue
Autofocus is definately not a software but a hardware feature.
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It wouldn't hurt to include the software updates for things like chroma, etc. It annoys me that the 'flagship' BB has a shittier camera than the 8900. Even the so called flash LED on mine is weaker than a Pearl 8120's.
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Autofocus is definately not a software but a hardware feature.
it might actually be. i know the image stabilization is software and our team was having the discussion if the auto focus was software as well. if i remember correctly, someone said the auto focus in the 8900 is software dependent.

i could be wrong tho
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it might actually be. i know the image stabilization is software and our team was having the discussion if the auto focus was software as well. if i remember correctly, someone said the auto focus in the 8900 is software dependent.

i could be wrong tho
If that was the case than all camera phones would have autofocus.
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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lol. why?

just because it is possible?


in the end, it's all software. Just a matter if the lens is focused to infinity, or it can be focused closer (that's the hardware part).
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lol. why?

just because it is possible?


in the end, it's all software. Just a matter if the lens is focused to infinity, or it can be focused closer (that's the hardware part).
See so it is hardware. You cannot make a fixed focus camera phone into a autofocus with just software. Period.
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I was saying that it is also software dependent, just like it is hardware.
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I was saying that it is also software dependent, just like it is hardware.
That I certainly agree with.
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