Must Know Camera Tips for Motorola DROID

Not only we but also many other cell phone review sites have given rave reviews to the Motorola DROID. One of the best features of the Motorola DROID is the 5 megapixel camera that comes with dual LED flash and features like autofocus, image stabilization, 4x digital zoom, real-time color effects, scene modes, geo-tagging and image editing tools like cropping and rotating. We have got some camera tips for Motorola DROID that will help you make most of the phone’s camera:

1. Zoom tip

If you want to zoom into the scene before taking a snap, you can just tap twice on the display screen to zoom in and to zoom out you can again tap the screen.

2. Focus options

DROID gives you focus modes such as autofocus, infinity focus, and macro focus. The default focus mode is auto mode which will let you take decent snaps in any lighting conditions. By using the infinity focus mode, you will be able to take snaps with even more clarity. For taking close up shots, you can use the macro mode.

3. Lens

It is also important to clean the lens once in a while because if the lens catch dirt, then all your images will look bad no matter what efforts you may take to take clearer image.

4. Uploading photos on social networking sites

If you are thinking to upload some photos that were snapped by means of your Motorola DROID on to social networking sites like Twitter or Facebook, then instead of waiting for several minutes for posting huge images you can upload images with lower resolution. The best part about lower resolution images are that you can upload and share them within seconds.

5. Low light images

The camera present on most smartphones including Motorola DROID fail to clear images in low light conditions. You can switch over to black and white mode or sepia mode in low light conditions to take snap images with mysterious contrasts. You can even try using sunset mode or night mode to take snaps in low light conditions. If there is enough natural light available, you can turn off the flash.

6. Shutter sound

For privacy reasons the law has stated that the cell phone camera must play an audible signal before it takes a snap. If you find the sound to be irritating or loud, you can make use of third party application such as SilentSnap to turn off the camera shutter sound. You can search for such an app on the Android Market.

12 Comments to “Must Know Camera Tips for Motorola DROID”

  1. I don’t’ know how to switch my droid phone from black and white to color. it switched on it’s own to B & W and now I need help.

  2. Same thing. My Droid camera automatically switched to black and white and I can’t figure how to switch back. I have other photo apps that work fine with color but not the Droid camera

  3. same here! what in the world!!!!!! and there’s NOTHING ON SETTINGS TO SWITCH IT BACK!!!!!!!

  4. I am having the same problem, just all of a sudden everything is now black and white with the camera. How do I fix?

  5. If you turn on the camera you’ll see options on the right side of the screen. Touch the donut looking option on the top. Then in the box that says focus mode on the top, scroll down to where it says color effect and select ‘NONE’. Your black and white picture turns back to color and wala!..It happened to me and I was like “what da heck!” until I scrolled down on those

  6. Solution: turn camera on. upper left corner of screen is a square icon. press it, then to the right more icons show up. press ‘effects’ button. normal pictures or first button to left should be pressed.

  7. I just figured out that if you flip the camera to the video setting, you then have the ability to change the setting from b&w back to color. I couldn’t find the color setting anywhere else.

  8. I went to the effects and tried everything to make the thing give me some options I saw the little dots that it should be able to select from but could not get it to move. That is until I just accidentally brushed the screen and then the the thing started giving me the options. So I just kept brushing the screen down and until the “normal” mode came up and then it went back to color but now I have an outline in the picture frame that I do not want and can’t get rid of. Sheesh!!!

  9. I had the same issues, until I realised that the very first button which looks like a donut has a restore setting options. Scroll down till the end (Yes , it does have scrolling down options- whih I didn’t realise it had previously)and in the camera settings- select restore factory defaults. All your problems will be resolved.

  10. Ryane THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I knew there was a way put forgot how. I have been going nuts trying to figure it out.

  11. With all of your help, I was able to get my phone to go back to color, but is there a way to make the pictures that I have already taken that are black and white – color?
    This all happened after there was an update to the Droid phones. I could never find the color option and have been taking important pictures that really need to be color. Anyone have an answer?

  12. Also, on the right side of my screen, I don’t have a donut looking button, I have and A with a circle, the next one is effects, the next is flash and the next is switch to?

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