| | 02-23-2010, 08:20 PM Thread Author #1
I posted a similar thread a few/several months ago so I hope no one minds me doing it again, but I kind of have a new reason for asking now. I'm up for an upgrade in a week. I had been contemplating getting an 8530 or a Tour, then I heard about the Tour 2 and decided I'd wait on that. Right when it was looking like the release was SO close, we're now hearing it could be as late as June when it's finally released. I don't doubt it's an amazing phone and worth the wait for those who are willing and able, but I am not one of them. I'm not going to wait possibly 4 months for a phone.
While I was waiting and wanting to save my upgrade for the T2/Bold/9650, I bought a Tour on ebay. There are SO many things I love about it but I still find myself wondering about the Curve 2.
The Tour can take some really great pictures, but usually only from a distance and in certain lighting, I've found. It seems to pull too MUCH light in, and my pictures end up looking weirdly overexposed. And if I use the flash for a picture the whole picture has a very noticeable blue tint. Not exactly what I'm going for. What's the point in having a flash if it just ruins the picture? So I find myself not even using the flash, which makes me wonder how bad it could possibly be to use the 8530 that doesn't have flash at all. Also, I never even use the Auto Focus feature on the Tour. To me it's pointless for the most part because it causes a delay and when I'm trying to take pictures of active little kids, I usually end up missing the photo op.
Now that I've got a Tour and can actually compare, I was wondering if some of you would be willing to post some pictures in various lighting that you've taken with your 8530? Really pretty much the only thing that kept me from trying the 8530 first is the camera issue. Now that I'm discovering that I'm not overly thrilled with the camera on the Tour, I'm back to wondering about the 8530.
I know people always say, "It's a phone, not a camera. If you want amazing pictures, buy a digital camera." But I have plenty of those... I've got 4, to be exact. Yet I still want a phone that has a decent camera on it. I've got a 4 year old son and lots of little cousins that I take lots of pictures of, and really, it's not too much to expect an expensive Smart Phone to have a decent camera on it. I'm not asking for $1500 digital camera quality here, just something that looks good.
I would really appreciate any and all help! Thanks so much.