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  1. pythons's Avatar
    pics are taken on auto ,with digital zoom ao,image stabilization on, 2560x1920,in my house the lights are on,because the time here is 23.00

    Thank you for posting those pictures wsg - I'm afraid it is as I feared - the camera w/out AF takes close up shots of text....
    ....About as good as a 3 year old phone with a 2mp camera.

    My guess is that it would be worthless for taking shots of paint / body damage on cars....
    ...For the purpose of damage reports required by Ins. companies.
    ...And about equally worthless for taking a shot of personal notes / documents.
    ...WOW!
    Last edited by pythons; 08-06-11 at 04:06 PM.
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    08-06-11 03:57 PM
  2. UrbanGlowCam's Avatar
    I gotta be totally honest and say those pictures look pretty bad from the 9930. Maybe a flash would help in that situation? Not for the fuzziness but for the low light.

    From my understanding, since you have 5MP, which is a large resolution to play with, you are supposed to take pictures from 30-40 cm back and then crop it. It would be better so you can get a clear shot but then zoom in digitally afterwards. It might look far away on your screen since it is small, but in reality, you have a lot of area to zoom in on. Just a tip.

    Also, if there is an option for close up shot or macro shot, try using that and see if it makes it any better.
    08-06-11 03:59 PM
  3. anon(2915233)'s Avatar
    pic with Pearl 9100,second pic is with Bold 9930 from same spot,flash was off on both phones
    08-06-11 04:05 PM
  4. Spika's Avatar
    pic with Pearl 9100,second pic is with Bold 9930 from same spot,flash was off on both phones
    Is it just me or does the Pearl's pic look better?
    08-06-11 04:09 PM
  5. anon(2915233)'s Avatar
    pearl has auto focus,but once again this is an engineering unit.
    Tomorrow il make some pics outside on natural light
    08-06-11 04:11 PM
  6. UrbanGlowCam's Avatar
    Is it just me or does the Pearl's pic look better?
    The pearl is clearly the winner there. I really hope RIM did more with the final release. Software optimizing or something....
    08-06-11 04:14 PM
  7. pythons's Avatar
    Is it just me or does the Pearl's pic look better?
    If #00011 is indeed the picture taken by 9930 our question has been answered...
    ...Previous RIM device came with much higher quality cameras!
    ...Look at the difference between how the Pearl and 9930 renders the black of the pwr cord.
    Last edited by pythons; 08-06-11 at 04:32 PM.
    08-06-11 04:21 PM
  8. anon(2915233)'s Avatar
    Overall,i love the phone the typing it s incredibe fast and the touch is amazing.The browsing also is really fast.
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    08-06-11 04:24 PM
  9. UrbanGlowCam's Avatar
    Overall,i love the phone the typing it s incredibe fast and the touch is amazing.The browsing also is really fast.
    Sounds good.

    I am just a little concerned with the camera still. I am excited about everything on the phone except this is bothering me a little.

    I hope since it seems to be more software based, that it will improve with updated software.
    08-06-11 04:31 PM
  10. pythons's Avatar
    Overall,i love the phone the typing it s incredibe fast and the touch is amazing.The browsing also is really fast.
    Everything I've been able to read about the keyboard indicates it's the best RIM has ever produced and there is no doubt they have that part of it down Pat!

    I'm stunned at the poor quality of pictures it takes - have you shot any HD video with it yet and does the product look as good as what we've watched online?

    I'm impressed with the video I've seen on the 9930 and think RIM did a great job in that area - what I've thus far observed with what they did to the still camera is absoultely horrific - if a person needed to take pictures to document damage or read text the device appears to be almost worthless in that area.
    08-06-11 04:37 PM
  11. yeedub's Avatar
    I used to carry a magnifying glass to take macro shots with a non AF camera... guess ill have to do the same now
    08-06-11 04:44 PM
  12. ratchetjaw#AC's Avatar
    i dont have a camera,i have just another BB 9100 pearl,and the quality....
    The phone its made in Canada 1,and under the baterry says SMT Date 04/18/11,i don t know what that mean
    I made the pic well my screen name did lol
    08-06-11 04:47 PM
  13. jinxednuance's Avatar
    I hate you! In a good way :P
    08-06-11 04:48 PM
  14. ratchetjaw#AC's Avatar
    WSG- thank you for this thread and posting pics. Though they arent the best close up i look forward to seeing your outside normal shots. Still excited about this phone. Hey wonder if the camera is the "hardware defect" at&t didnt want? Maybe they want autofocus lol. I doubt it but throwing it out there
    08-06-11 04:58 PM
  15. anon(2915233)'s Avatar
    tomorrow i ll make pics and vids outside the house and will post them here
    08-06-11 05:00 PM
  16. barrist's Avatar
    Is it just me or does the Pearl's pic look better?
    Huh?
    Am I the only one that finds that Pearl pic way oversaturated?
    08-06-11 05:12 PM
  17. technik1's Avatar
    Is it possible it doesn't have a final spec camera because it's an engineering unit? All the reviews say 99xx 5mp camera surpasses other BBs.

    Maybe the other CB members fortunate enough to have one comment on pic quality? I can't imagine the camera going backwards on their flagship model...
    08-06-11 05:24 PM
  18. mustangv8's Avatar
    Thanks for the photos OP. I'm not liking the resolution of this camera, but thank you for all the posts and sharing.
    08-06-11 05:51 PM
  19. melb_me's Avatar
    Here is what I found for specs on the 9900:
    Built-in-Digital:Camera
    Sensor;Type: CMOS sensor
    Resolution: 2560 x1920 pixels (4.92MP)
    Autofocus+(AF): Supported
    Macro:Mode: Not supported
    Built-in_Flash: mobile light (LED)
    Camcorder: 1280x720 pixels
    Recordable:Image_Formats: JPG
    Recordable-Video:Formats: 3GP, MPEG4

    from: RIM BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 (RIM Pluto) Detailed Specs | Technical Specifications | PDAdb.net - Smartphone, Tablet, Netbook, PDA, PNA & Mobile Device Specifications Database
    08-06-11 05:55 PM
  20. Spika's Avatar
    Here is what I found for specs on the 9900:
    Built-in-Digital:Camera
    Sensor;Type: CMOS sensor
    Resolution: 2560 x1920 pixels (4.92MP)
    Autofocus+(AF): Supported
    Macro:Mode: Not supported
    Built-in_Flash: mobile light (LED)
    Camcorder: 1280x720 pixels
    Recordable:Image_Formats: JPG
    Recordable-Video:Formats: 3GP, MPEG4

    from: RIM BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 (RIM Pluto) Detailed Specs | Technical Specifications | PDAdb.net - Smartphone, Tablet, Netbook, PDA, PNA & Mobile Device Specifications Database
    But that doesn't make sense. The pics posted definately prove that there is no AF contradictory to what's mentioned above
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    08-06-11 05:58 PM
  21. ndtwong's Avatar
    Does it have an option for the wifi hotspot?
    08-06-11 05:59 PM
  22. melb_me's Avatar
    Nonsense..... From my Playbook with the same spec camera.
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    08-06-11 06:08 PM
  23. DJBS4LIFE's Avatar
    The pix look fine to me.
    08-06-11 06:25 PM
  24. gunston's Avatar
    great phone, any feedback.?
    08-06-11 06:54 PM
  25. CGI's Avatar
    The whole camera thing has me a bit worked up. I really like my 9780 camera and was hoping for equal or better.

    At work, I take some close up shots... I'm worried.
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    08-06-11 07:02 PM
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