Originally Posted by evildamien1
I have a blackberry pearl 8100. I have had it for about a month and now my camera will no longer zoom in for a closer picture. I use my camera for work and really need some help...PLEASE!!
Do a search of the Forum, others have had this issue.
But as others and I have said since September 2006, the zoom feature on the Pearl is useless and will 110% ruin your pictures.
This is because, again as I have said before, the Pearl's zoom is digital, not optical. On all cameras and camcorders that have digital zoom, the pics are worthless. That is why they all have the option to turn digital zoom off, so one does not accidentally use it.
Digital zoom simply means that the camera magnifies the pixels. Put your nose about 6" from your computer monitor. See how crappy the view looks, digital zoom on the Pearl will do the same.
Forget that zoom feature. Wish I could get mine to never work again.
And just curious since you mentioned it, what kind of job do you have where using a cell phone camera would be an acceptable tool? Seems to me a dedicated digital camera would be more appropriate in any kind of work situation.