First camera samples from the HTC Amaze 4G
Packing along an 8-megapixel auto-focus camera in the rear, it’s sure to impress with its F2.2 wide-angle lens, backside illuminated sensor, and dual-LED flash to make the experience undeniably gratifying. Of course, you won’t be able to miss a beat with its nearly instant zero shutter lag – thus, enabling you to perfectly time those candid moments.
Right away, our first order of business after getting the HTC Amaze 4G, is to take it to town and snap up some shots to better see what it’s all about. So yeah, check out the samples we’ve been able to snap up in the short time holding onto the phone, and judge for yourself whether it has the right balance to seriously put that point and shooter to rest for good.
1. androidsbiggestfan posted on 07 Oct 2011, 23:00 4 1
The camera on this device is simply fantastic!
5. NeXoS posted on 08 Oct 2011, 00:16 1 9
It's too bad all of the new HTC's with bluetooth 3.0 have a crappy broken blueZ stack that isn't backwards compatible with 2009 and older cars that have bluetooth 2.x!
13. LionStone posted on 08 Oct 2011, 12:18 1 0
Because if that's the case, and if I upgrade to a new HTC (Vigor perhaps) and if it has 3.0 that wont work with my 07 and 08 vehicles which I flawlessly use Bluetooth in right now with my TB, I'd be pissed too.
2. Thump3rDX17 posted on 07 Oct 2011, 23:09 1 1
wow, i'm impressed. i think i'll recommend this phone to my friend's sister.
4. belovedson posted on 07 Oct 2011, 23:38 1 7
what's with all this noob's pics. low light pics please on all cameras
7. tsets posted on 08 Oct 2011, 03:10 4 0
hmmm somehow when presenting the i-phones camera prowess apple left this phone out!random?i don't think so!
8. iphone_fan (unregistered) posted on 08 Oct 2011, 06:48 2 1
oh man!!! iphone 4s camer is only F2.8 appreture,this is F2.2 ...wow!!!maybe i need to switch to htc amaze
20. Penny posted on 09 Oct 2011, 02:30 0 2
Really? minhajmsd gets thumbed down for simply correcting some information, not even saying anything fanboyish? Some people...
10. RockyJ (unregistered) posted on 08 Oct 2011, 08:22 1 1
At last...Htc made a phone with good camera...congrats!!!
14. LionStone posted on 08 Oct 2011, 12:20 2 1
The ThunderBolt has a great camera, whereya been?
11. dt (unregistered) posted on 08 Oct 2011, 09:12 0 0
low light pics please!!
15. AnnDroid posted on 08 Oct 2011, 14:26 0 0
I'm a loyal HTC fan. I have an EVO right now and really don't find my camera all that lacking. But being human, we always want improvements and I've been waiting to see HTC focus on better cameras. (sorry for the pun).
That said, can someone explain why the shot of the church is out of skew? The trees lean in. And the shot of Best Buy, the columns lean in.
+ low light photos please.
16. techfreak (unregistered) posted on 08 Oct 2011, 15:12 0 0
what lens is better? this or the ip4s?
17. DontHateOnS60 posted on 08 Oct 2011, 15:58 2 0
N8 vs Amaze shootout. Let's see it. On second thought, don't bother. We already know the N8 will win.
18. remixfa posted on 08 Oct 2011, 16:25 0 0
the blue sky looks a little saturated but other than that it looks darn nice for a camera phone.
21. Penny posted on 09 Oct 2011, 02:33 0 0
Clarity is great, but all the pictures seem to be a bit on the cool (blueish) side.
22. John (unregistered) posted on 09 Oct 2011, 08:28 0 0
Camera-centric phone but with dual LED instead of xenon flash ? Why ?
24. bayhuy posted on 09 Oct 2011, 13:00 0 0
"The net result is a much brighter flash for camera use. So, you might ask, why don't all phone cameras come with Xenon flash?
Cost. Putting in a Xenon flash unit is much more expensive.
Power. Physics dictates (even after allowing for power efficiency variation) that if more light energy is created then more power will ultimately be drawn from the phone's battery. In my experience, the extra power drain per flash can be as much as ten times that of a LED flash.
No continuous mode. Most LED flash units can operate 'on' all the time, if needed, for recording a video sequence, for example.
Extra LED needed anyway. Even though the main flash is Xenon, a LED light is needed anyway in order that the camera can focus in dark conditions, ahead of the Xenon flash triggering and the photo being taken.
Close-ups can be spoiled. When shooting something very close-up, the sheer amount of light can be a problem, washing out the subject.
On the other hand, the advantages of using a Xenon flash in a phone camera are:
Better illumination. Obviously. Typically around ten times the amount of light output as an LED flash but enough to make a dramatic difference to a scene.
Faster illumination. With its far, far faster illumination time, a Xenon flash-lit shot will capture anything moving beautifully crisply. You can effectively say goodbye to blurry, grainy indoor photos once and for all.
With disadvantages outweighing advantages by 5 to 2, you can see why manufacturers opt for LED flashes most of the time."