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Old 03-28-2008, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if it's just me, but I need to ask.

When taking pictures, my BB pearl blacks out after I press the trackball to the pictures when I'm taking a picture. Kind of like some sort of old school digital camera would do.

It's short, only less than a second, and then the image of the picture taken shows up. My cheapo LG phone prior to this never blacked out.

Is this just my phone? Or does all the Pearls do this?
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if it's just me, but I need to ask.

When taking pictures, my BB pearl blacks out after I press the trackball to the pictures when I'm taking a picture. Kind of like some sort of old school digital camera would do.

It's short, only less than a second, and then the image of the picture taken shows up. My cheapo LG phone prior to this never blacked out.

Is this just my phone? Or does all the Pearls do this?
Your cheapo LG phone probably took VGA resolution at best, while your beloved BB Pearl sports megapixel technology, hence a bigger file size to save in memory.
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No, it isn't just your phone. My Pearl 8100 does this too. Not a problem, though.
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I guess I'll just have to get used to the camera doing that. I tried to reduce the resolution, but it still does it. If anyone knows any tips on how to eliminate it, let me know!

well, other than that, I LOVE the phone. my first BB and I'm a bit obsessed.
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No, it isn't just your phone. My Pearl 8100 does this too. Not a problem, though.
I believe your 8100 tops out at 1.3mp while the 8130 will do 2.0+mp so the 8130 would probably have a longer delay
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I believe your 8100 tops out at 1.3mp while the 8130 will do 2.0+mp so the 8130 would probably have a longer delay
yes i have an 8130 and that is correct
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No, it isn't just your phone. My Pearl 8100 does this too. Not a problem, though.
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yes i have an 8130 and that is correct
Thanks for the confirmations.... that should give OP some sort of relief that it's not unique to OP's own BB...

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I believe your 8100 tops out at 1.3mp while the 8130 will do 2.0+mp so the 8130 would probably have a longer delay
2.5 seconds at most. Atleast thats what mine was
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in my experience phone cameras that use megapixels always have some sort of small delay like that
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I've experienced delay... but to actually black out a screen during the delay (versus just a frozen picture) is new to me.

oh well...
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I've experienced delay... but to actually black out a screen during the delay (versus just a frozen picture) is new to me.

oh well...
Think of it this way. It's conserving battery power this way. The camera uses more juice when it takes a pic, so your screen blacks out to compromise.
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