Monday, March 14, 2011

Winter Scenes with my new Droid X cell phone

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We got about 4 or 5 inches of snow overnight, giving me a chance to try out my new camera.  

The Winter scenes above were taken with the camera on my new Droid X cell phone.  The camera installed on the latest phones are pretty remarkable.  Clicking on the images above will give you an image that is 1600 X 902 pixels.  This is only about half of what the 8 MPs camera actually gets, which is 3264 X 1840.  The quality of the images is amazingly good, considering the lens is only about 1/16" in diameter.  This lens does double duty, since it is also used for HD video that can be watched on a big screen HD TV (something I need to try as soon as I get an HD cable that connects the phone and the TV).

This in no way takes the place of my Canon  camera and lenses.  I have quite a bit more control with my Canon equipment than I do with my Droid X, but for a point and shoot camera, I can be sure to get a high quality image when I don't have my Canon with me.  I just have to be aware of its limitations, but for a phone, it can take some really nice pictures at a moments notice.


  1. Well, there are some shots that are only good with a not-so-high number of megapixels. Sometimes it's best to capture something the moment you set your eyes into it. And yes, I agree that your Droid X can take good shots.

  2. Oh, great way to jumpstart your Droid X cellphone use! The lens is pretty good, based on the shots you posted here. How about the other features of your phone? That's a great pick! :)

    Cora Bullock