1. 1-ironstorm's Avatar
    I'm a new Storm user and have been impressed with the camera quality when it takes pics in max resolution. Unfortunately, I have the resolution set to "Large" ( 1536 x 2048 ) and it seems to randomly produce pic's at lower resolutions ( 480x640 and 768x1024 ). There doesn't seem to be any pattern or behavior I can find that causes this. Anyone else see this?
    12-22-08 03:54 PM
  2. chuckh0308's Avatar
    Yes, I have this issue too and it has been reported by others as well. I was hoping the .83 OS upgrade would fix it, but it didn't. It's not a critical issue for me, but it is somewhat annoying.
    12-22-08 03:56 PM
  3. paulmike3's Avatar
    Others have said that it has to do with the flash. Haven't seen it myself.
    12-22-08 03:57 PM
  4. 1-ironstorm's Avatar
    It's not the flash. I took some pic's outside in bright sunlight & snow. Flash didn't fire but several pics were 480x640 and some were full resolution.
    12-22-08 04:06 PM
  5. 1-ironstorm's Avatar
    I take it back. I set the flash to "on" and every pic I took was at 480x640 resolution. I then turned the flash to "off". The first few pic's I shot were in very low light ( needed flash) and they were low res ( 480x640 ) but then I shot several pics with plenty of light and every one was 1536x2048 as specified. Not sure I understand the algorithm here but I think I'll leave the flash off from now on. Not sure why you would want to kill the resolution when using flash. Kind of defeats the purpose.
    12-22-08 04:38 PM
  6. scuson's Avatar
    I've not had very good luck with the camera period.
    12-22-08 04:44 PM
  7. chuckh0308's Avatar
    I've taken pictures with the flash that came out at full res. Also, outdoor photos where the flash didn't activate have come out in different resolutions. When I set the resolution to 1024x768 all my photos were 1024x768 or 640x480, none were 2048x1536. I'm guessing based on that that if I were to set it at 640x480 then it would only take pictures at that resolution. Perhaps just having the flash set to on or auto causes some sort of flakiness though whether or not it actually fires. I'll turn the flash off next time I take photos outside and see what happens.
    12-22-08 07:46 PM
  8. 1-ironstorm's Avatar
    OK, I figured it out. Boy am I stupid. The low res pic's are because I used the zoom. I'm so used to cameras with optical zoom I forgot about this. This camera only has digital zoom so when you doom in, your resolution goes down by the square of the zoom factor. i.e. 2x zoom drops resolution by a factor of 4 in total pixels. Bottom line, if you want hi res pic's keep the zoom at 1x.
    12-23-08 07:48 AM
  9. Lightninrod's Avatar
    I've not had very good luck with the camera period.

    Here are some great Storm pics!
    12-23-08 08:32 AM