11-07-14 04:14 PM
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  1. mikedolo's Avatar
    Went to the Usher concert last night here in Toronto. Tried to take pictures and video of his performance. I Never knew how bad this camera/video sucked. All around me Samsung and iphone users had a clear view of the concert on their phones. I felt. Like I was using a Motorola V551 flip with the Vga camera. All I got was blurry camera quality. I cleaned the lense. Changed every setting I could. Lucky the girl I was with had a note 3 and got pics/vid.In the pic below is a screenshot of the video quailty in concert lighting. As this passport camera. Booooooooooo!My passport let me down last night-img_20141103_093459.jpg
    Last edited by mikedolo; 11-03-14 at 08:40 AM.
    NYTOC83 and NZCoderGuy like this.
    11-03-14 08:27 AM
  2. rajarizal's Avatar
    Ok. Point Noted. TQ.

    Via Passport and Q10
    11-03-14 08:33 AM
  3. Leafaholic99's Avatar
    I find the focusing to be bad sometimes, it helps if u tap on the screen what you want to focus on before taking a picture.


    Posted via my BlackBerry Passport
    11-03-14 08:33 AM
  4. Bravurag's Avatar
    Try to see Iphone's video and watch on TV then see the difference

    Posted via CB10
    sbx9900 likes this.
    11-03-14 08:40 AM
  5. MrGabriel's Avatar
    Looks like you were pretty far and didn't have the camera set to Night mode, which you should always do for dark areas like that.

    Posted via CB10
    Coraya likes this.
    11-03-14 08:44 AM
  6. Jiggy1971's Avatar
    the night setting seems to work well for me at concerts and yeah, tapping on what you want to focus does seem to help. I imagine if you work with it a bit things will improve. There's no way BlackBerry was ok producing phones with that quality only.
    jojo beaconsfield likes this.
    11-03-14 08:44 AM
  7. MrGabriel's Avatar
    Also, when you pinch to zoom in you use the Digital zoom which just zooms in on the image, giving you a blurry result. It's not like Optical zoom where the lens adjusts and focuses.

    Posted via CB10
    11-03-14 08:48 AM
  8. mikedolo's Avatar
    Remember this is a screenshot of my video. If u seen the video quality on other phones around me. You would of been disappointed wit the passport camera
    kbz1960 likes this.
    11-03-14 08:55 AM
  9. FrankIAm's Avatar
    We need a wider aperture and more settings, like shutter speed and I SO, not more megapixels. Please, next full touch, have an awesome camera.
    11-03-14 08:55 AM
  10. mikedolo's Avatar
    ahh ok
    11-03-14 08:56 AM
  11. mikedolo's Avatar
    I tried the night setting. Boooo. u know
    11-03-14 08:57 AM
  12. mikedolo's Avatar
    agreed
    11-03-14 08:57 AM
  13. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    I can't really defend the Passport here. The only camera is pretty mediocre. Not really sure how much they can fix it with software, but hopefully they can bring it up to "OK".

    Posted via CB10
    11-03-14 09:01 AM
  14. sk8er_tor's Avatar
    NEVER zoom in when taking photos or videos on any smartphone since they only offer digital zoom, not optical zoom. Also, ensure your flash is off, you're in night mode, and you have the best video settings chosen (60 fps).
    11-03-14 09:13 AM
  15. AdamThatsIt's Avatar
    The camera is a letdown, I really hope this one single issue that I have with my phone is solved. On the other hand, enjoy the concert, put your phone down! Jk, fix the camera.
    11-03-14 09:49 AM
  16. Techno-Emigre's Avatar
    I hope BB isn't thinking because this is a business device a good camera is not needed. There are endless business needs for a good camera.
    11-03-14 09:58 AM
  17. MobileMadness002's Avatar
    Yes, but one of the needs is NOT video taping concerts from 100 yards or more away.
    wincyUt, gfondeur and TrueKulcha like this.
    11-03-14 10:05 AM
  18. rebroker2009's Avatar
    If it was a guns n roses concert, it would have worked fine

    Blackberry Passport running 10.3.1.1016
    11-03-14 10:11 AM
  19. Jimi Wright's Avatar
    My wifes iPhone did the same thing till she realized the case she had on her phone wasn't letting camera focus properly. She removed the case and problem solved.

    Posted via CB10
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    11-03-14 10:21 AM
  20. mikedolo's Avatar
    read the post. the other phones around me(samung and apple) Were not blurry like my passport.
    11-03-14 10:29 AM
  21. Yellowman11's Avatar
    Did you have a micro-SD card in your Passport and if you did, what type and what recording speed?
    11-03-14 11:10 AM
  22. mikedolo's Avatar
    Do u mean class wise if so class 10. 30 MB/s
    11-03-14 11:13 AM
  23. MrGabriel's Avatar
    Remember this is a screenshot of my video. If u seen the video quality on other phones around me. You would of been disappointed wit the passport camera


    read the post. the other phones around me(samung and apple) Were not blurry like my passport.
    What we're trying to tell you is that your video is blurry because you pinched the screen to zoom in.

    Posted via CB10
    11-03-14 11:15 AM
  24. The Big Picture's Avatar
    Btw has 10.3.1 improved autofocusing on the passport?

    Mine's on PassportSQW100-1/10.3.0.1418 and its not great. My z10, q10 and z30 are way better

    Posted via CB10
    11-03-14 11:21 AM
  25. mikedolo's Avatar
    With and without pinching the screen . the video quality sucks in concert light compared to other phones. Love my passport but the camera needs improved settings
    11-03-14 11:29 AM
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