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Old 12-03-2008, 01:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I took a photo of some fish yesterday at the store while I was looking for some saltwater fish, and I realized that the camera takes the picture much before the photo sound is played. So if you look at this:



I hit the button, and the fish moved shortly after that. The sound played, then this picture came up.

I'm pretty sure that the camera takes the picture 1.5-2 seconds in, but it takes a few seconds for it to process/play the sound.

So really, it's not THAT bad, but it appears to be bad because we don't know what happens for about 5 seconds when the picture actually shows up on the screen.
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's a pretty good image result overall. Can you post some other pics you've taken with your Storm?
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sure. I haven't taken many, but when I do it's of my son I didn't have very good lighting with these ones though:







One I took of my door because I wanted to show the hardware store guy what I was trying to fix:

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Here is one I took
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He's adorable! The camera quality is definitely impressive!
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks. It's so easy because I have a flickr premium account and I can just upload it, and stick it in a photoset too. crazy.
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Here is one I took
Great, thanks!
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although I think the camera shoots in CMYK (4-colors maybe in lower light) compared to the older BB cameras which shot in RGB...because my picture color looks a bit more flat than it did on the curve...

but still great quality, and good observation, i noticed while i was taking a pic of a fire I had going last night


and a picture of my new cat about 2-3 days ago
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I have found that the storm is excellent in taking close up shots as well. It focuses very well. These photos have not been altered other than bringing the image size down.
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^^^ Nice photos!

When it has to use its flash, it takes photos even faster. Another observation
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What settings are you guys using? my camera seems to not be very good. I wonder if it is something with the lens?
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I took this picture when I got my phone



It's pretty clear, but when I try to take a picture a little farther away, it doesn't look good.
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I have noticed that as well, closer shots are nice.. zoom looks horrible for me
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seems like the shutter speed itself is not particularly fast. slightest movements of the subject (or the phone) result in blurring. this might also be why close up pics are sharper. of course, i am sure lighting has a good bit to do with the speed of the shutter. there is also the image stabilization feature, but that only helps with camera movement, not subject movement. plus, i noticed significantly greater shutter latency with IS turned on.

does anyone know if there is a quicker way to change some of the camera settings (flash on/off, white balance, etc.) in preview mode w/o having to go into bb menu, options, change desired settings, close, save? seems like a bunch of clicks and time to get the settings just right. of course, maybe i oughta just reach for my nikon if i am going to be that picky about getting a good pic.
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Some pics I took at about 5000ft in a Blackhawk over Texas!
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I took this yesterday just testing the quality.....
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To those having issues....you know that you can hold the button down half-way so the lens focuses then press it all the way to take the photo...right?

Just trying to help.
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:41 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I'll have to try and to a picture in the day light. . mine all look like shit. . .
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:21 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I think this would be the perfect thread to ask a question... does the Storm have image editing abilites? how about video editing abilities? I currently have the Dare in which I can do both and I love being able to edit a pic/video on the spot b4 sending to others.

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