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Old 02-10-2009, 10:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hello I just registered here cause I just received my phone anyway my phone camera is bad I take pictures and it is not like the pictures i see on the internet my camera is bad anything I can do to put it better?
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I'd have to see a picture taken with your camera in order to judge the quality. Personally, I think the quality of the pictures taken with my Storm is better than those taken with any other phone I've had.
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-Verify your settings:
White Balance-Automatic
Picture Size-Large (2048x1536)
Picture Quality-Superfine
-Make sure the lens is *clean*

-Keep very still while taking the picture or use an object to stabilize your stance

-Lighting is everything
The 9530 is limited in what it can do, it's a simple camera, your digital camera will take better pictures, all though the Storm has better quality than many camera phones I've had

-Using the Zoom will degrade picture quality and lower the resolution
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Strictly amateur here but I find the anti-shake thingie very handy!
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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this was a picture taken from my storm to an xbox 360
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It looks like either you aren't letting it autofocus, or your autofocus is broken.

Hold the shutter button half way down until the box in the center of the screen turns green. Then, press it the rest of the way. Alternatively, hold your finger over the camera button on the screen until the box turns green, then click the screen. Does that help?
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I find the camera just plain aggravating. When you want to take a quick snapshot you have to wait until the cameras ready. Why is this? The auto focus?

I wanted to snap a few shots of my parrots yesterday and it took half an hour to get 4 decent pictures because it wouldn't shoot when I told it to.
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After upgrading from .75 to .99, the camera speed has improved a TON for me. It used to drive me crazy how it would focus, and then after clicking the button, it'd be another three or four seconds before the actual picture was taken. Now it takes the picture pretty much as soon as the button is pushed...like it should.
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I hold it till it was green and it is still the same what should I do?
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my os is .75 how can I upgrade to .99?
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If the image is still blurry even after the box turns green, then it sounds like your autofocus may be broken. I don't know if a battery pull would fix that or not, but it's worth a shot if you haven't already tried that.

To upgrade, you'll have to do a google search for "Blackberry 4.7.0.99" and find a site that links to the file. Links to beta OS versions aren't allowed on here. Then follow the instructions found here, except you'll want to switch out the OS listed there for the .99 version.
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what exactly is a battery pull?
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4.7.0.99 is currently in beta form. You'll need to search for it online, links to beta OS software are not allowed to be posted here. Google it and I'm sure you'll find it.

Taking good pictures with the Storm requires a very steady hand and good lighting. I would suggest going outside or to a well lit room and taking a picture while holding the Storm firmly against something that doesn't move, like a wall or stairway rail. Take a bunch of them. IF they all look exactly the same, ie. blurry, then I would guess that your autofocus may be broken.

Another suggestion would be to head over to your local VZW store and try taking a few pictures with their floor model. Do a side-by-side comparison of the pictures you took with your own Storm and go from there.

ETA: A battery pull is where you remove the battery from the device.
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I did the battery pull and it stayed the same Im going outside later to take a lot of pics to see if its better and then I'll go to my local VZW thanks everybody for your help and in case my autofocus is broken will vzw replace it for free?
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I have to disagree about good lighting being needed for the Storm's camera. That was true for my Curve, but I've taken plenty of good pictures in crap lighting with my Storm.

For example, I just took this close-up picture of my jeans from under my desk where there's no light at all. From what I can tell, the Storm adjusts the intensity of the flash as needed.
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my storm if the pics are very close it takes the picture just fine so vzw will replace my phone for free if my auto focus is broken? I just bought this phone a week ago online
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my storm if the pics are very close it takes the picture just fine so vzw will replace my phone for free if my auto focus is broken? I just bought this phone a week ago online
Yes, they should replace it for free.
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I have to disagree about good lighting being needed for the Storm's camera. That was true for my Curve, but I've taken plenty of good pictures in crap lighting with my Storm.

For example, I just took this close-up picture of my jeans from under my desk where there's no light at all. From what I can tell, the Storm adjusts the intensity of the flash as needed.
I have found the flash to be lacking with most things other than close-up pictures...like yours. :o)

The flash range is horrible, but that's to be expected. Portait pictures from say 4-8 feet away are okay but pictures beyond that distance, without good lighting, tend to show artifacts and/or bleeding. Then again, I'm fairly particular about that kind of stuff.

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Oh yeah, have to agree there. The flash definitely doesn't have much range. :\
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my storm if the pics are very close it takes the picture just fine so vzw will replace my phone for free if my auto focus is broken? I just bought this phone a week ago online
VERIZON has a 30 day guarantee, and you should be able to exchange with no problem. I bought a Samsung phone I wasn't happy with and decided to upgrade, 26 days after I bought it (on the internet) and they shipped my Blackberry Storm out to me, I used the box they sent it in to ship my other phone back. FedEx even came and picked up the package.

And the really great part of all this is I've been refunded for my other phone but I haven't been charged for my Blackberry and there doesn't appear to be any charges pending.
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