1. leica1215's Avatar
    is there a way we can get focus on the picture before we take?
    08-29-11 02:21 AM
  2. o4liberty's Avatar
    No the camera does not have auto focus.

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    08-29-11 02:37 AM
  3. chasvs's Avatar
    The Lens on the 9900/9930 is EDOF ( Extended Depth of Field) so there is no need to focus before you shoot. As long as you are a foot or so away from your subject this lens will produce Excellent results. And this EDOF camera makes Video shooting much better than with an auto-focus lens.

    EDoF versus Auto-focus: Understanding the compromises involved
    08-29-11 07:30 AM
  4. tkong's Avatar
    set your camera to take steady shots and you should not have any problems taking great pics
    08-29-11 12:10 PM
  5. ThaMunsta's Avatar
    I've heard putting a lens in front of the camera (magnifying glass in particular) seems to work when taking shots close up (macro)
    I have found using digital zoom works when I need to take macro shots and it seems to have no issue reading QR tags, even if they are small
    08-29-11 01:55 PM
  6. LSglock89's Avatar
    I've used the digital zoom and am happy with up close pictures... Note; on your phone it does look better, but this is acceptable for me.

    08-29-11 01:58 PM
  7. o4liberty's Avatar
    Lighting has proven to me that gives the best shots. Natural light seems to work the best for me. Sometimes I have to take the photo twice to get the picture right. Hope the new OS will have some improvements for the camera.

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    08-29-11 02:40 PM
  8. LSglock89's Avatar
    Lighting has proven to me that gives the best shots. Natural light seems to work the best for me. Sometimes I have to take the photo twice to get the picture right. Hope the new OS will have some improvements for the camera.

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    Not really sure what can be done...its mostly a hardware gripe and not a software one.
    08-29-11 02:47 PM
  9. dalton4L's Avatar
    And this EDOF camera makes Video shooting much better than with an auto-focus lens.

    EDoF versus Auto-focus: Understanding the compromises involved
    The video samples I've seen from the 9900 are less than impressive, especially for HD(720p).
    08-29-11 02:48 PM
  10. Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes's Avatar
    its a phone. Get a digital camera if you want high quality shots. 5mp is good enough for quick reference pictures for personal or business use.
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    08-29-11 02:50 PM
  11. TimLaL's Avatar
    Well, I read the reviews that the 9930 didn't have autofocus, but going from a 3MP autofocus on my 9650 Bold has been a shock. I had almost retired my digital camera because of the quality of photos. But .... trying to get decent detail pics with the 9930 has been disappointing.
    I love the rest of the phone's features, but feel that the camera was a pretty major downgrade. I hope RIM gets this figured out on the next generation or I'll have to agree that their days may be numbered.
    If the competition improves, so must we.
    11-22-11 04:20 PM
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