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0pusX
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Does everyone's camera take like 6-8 seconds to "open" ??

When I tap on the icone to open my camera its a good 6-8 seconds before the camera opens fully and is ready to take a picture.

Is this normal??

I have done several resets and nothing imporves it.

arborij
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Message 2 of 13

Re: Does everyone's camera take like 6-8 seconds to "open" ??

Mine does this as well.  It has done this since it was new. Both my tablet and previous phone had similar delays. I figured that it was simply the time it takes to turn the device on, and switch from the phone mode.

0pusX
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Re: Does everyone's camera take like 6-8 seconds to "open" ??

I never remember my orig DX or Droid being that slow. My current iPhone 4S takes 3 seconds to open and be ready. Iwas hoping the new Razr was faster.

prj
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Re: Does everyone's camera take like 6-8 seconds to "open" ??

I just tried mine.  It took 3 seconds.

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Re: Does everyone's camera take like 6-8 seconds to "open" ??

Mine only takes about 3 seconds to open and be ready. It does sometimes take 5-6 seconds to actually take a picture after i press the shutter button, but it opens is a timely manner.

I am not a Motorola/Lenovo Employee. I am just a volunteer who happens to be a Moderator. All comments are my own and are not necessarily Motorola/Lenovo's position.

arborij
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Message 6 of 13

Re: Does everyone's camera take like 6-8 seconds to "open" ??

I played with my camera a few more times, and it seems the three seconds is the average for me.  I also find that pressing the shutter button initially, the camera will work to focus before taking the photo.  I believe you may be able to simply tap the button, and the delay will be minimized.

jason_droid
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Message 7 of 13

Re: Does everyone's camera take like 6-8 seconds to "open" ??

You can manually move the targeting square to force the camera to focus and set the exact area for focusing.

Imagine if the camera app didn't have an ODEX file. It'd take even longer to open. But yeah, Motorola should fix this and move to an improved Linux kernel. 2.6.32.9 is pretty old. Gingerbread should've been on 2.6.35.x. Shame.

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Message 8 of 13

Re: Does everyone's camera take like 6-8 seconds to "open" ??

I was at the zoo the other day and noticed that when I turned my flash off that the camera took pictures quicker. I was starting to take pictures within 1 or 2 seconds. Can anyone confirm this on their phones? I thought that was sort of a strange way to be able to take faster pictures.

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jonhan
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Message 9 of 13

Re: Does everyone's camera take like 6-8 seconds to "open" ??

Yes, I also noticed this. I assumed it was quicker due to no flash cycle.

I must say the camera is the only disappointment to me on the X2.

jason_droid
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Re: Does everyone's camera take like 6-8 seconds to "open" ??

I've noticed that too. Flash takes a bit longer, but pictures are easier to get motion blur without it (usually indoors with lower lighting - true for any digital camera). The steady shot scene setting does help a bit.

Also, on a fresh reboot, the camera does take around 6 seconds to load. However, on subsequent uses, it's half that time as it's cached in memory.