WP7 camera settings reverting back to default isn't a bug, but a feature apparently

WP7 camera settings reverting back to default isn't a bug, but a feature apparently
It’s hard to imagine that something that’s causing so much grief on a phone for owners is considered to be a feature as opposed to some nasty bug. Well, for anyone that’s used a Windows Phone 7 smartphone, they know all too well how annoying it can be to find the camera app reverting back to the default settings whenever the app is launched.

Although some were hoping to see this thing addressed in the upcoming major software update coming in March, it appears that it’s not going to happen because it’s not actually deemed as a bug – but rather, it’s stated as being a feature! Call it crazy or whatever, but it’s hard to fathom or believe that having to constantly change the camera settings to fit your needs is a feature – it’s more of an annoyance.

However, senior marketing manager on the Windows Phone Communications team, Brian Seitz, had something interesting to say about the whole thing. He said in a posting in response to a question, “Thanks for the feedback vanmardigan. Regarding the camera settings: it was a decision by the team thinking that if you pulled the phone out to take a quick pic, it would be better to know it was always in a default setting rather than having to remember what the settings were the last time you took a picture, so shooting for predictability. That said, feedback from folks like you has the team seriously looking at that option to see if there is a more optimal option. Thanks again.

Granted that he didn’t allude to any confirmed “fix” on the horizon, it still nonetheless brings hope that Microsoft will address this thing down the road in some way or another.

source: Windows Team Blog via WMPoweruser



1. giantgnome

Posts: 67; Member since: Feb 11, 2011

Next up every time you turn on your phone it goes to factory default, this way if you suddenly need to check the weather you'll know where find it.

2. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

What a load of BS. It's a bug & they've decided not to own up to it since the outcry hasn't been loud enough as of yet.

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

cant blame them for trying

4. ps1001

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 14, 2010

wp7 has gazillions of "bugs"... Good thing the "dev-team" actually planned them that way(sarcasm)... My plan is to sell my wp7(though depends on the update) and forget it ever existed.. now, thats a recommendation to all, especially to the dev-team that build it...

8. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Just curious what you dont like? I got the LgQuantum & am loving it. better then Android easier to use and the updates will only make it better. I think the App marketplace has way better apps even then Blackberrys app world too which has been around a whle!

10. ps1001

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 14, 2010

i got the optimus7- and the device is an excellent 1.. My disliking bout wp7 lies in the fact that although as an OS its a very quality1, why did MS impose all the restrictions- its a big enigma for me!! Cause i had winmobile(i had and have other platforms aswell) since winmo5 and i think its a fairly good and stable mobile os- which needed an visual overhaul since day1 ... Going the applez way was always a joke to me and now the past month i found that MS- had done just that!!! Now with wp7 even for simple contacts syncing(from other platforms) u need tremendous efforts.. Bluetooth is out, Filetransfer is out, VOiP is out, CUSTOMIZATION of anykind is out... Goddamn it even ALARM TUNE IS OUT... Well, i aint waking in MS tune, thats certain, but why did it have to be like this- really is beyond me... Why going all the applez steps when history showed that so many of them were wrong... Like i sad in some previous comment- plain interface doesnt mean plain os... I hope that MS- wakes up, bring the freedom of winmo 6.5 with the visuals of wp7...

5. BubbaBubba unregistered

If that's the case, they should let the use define the default mode.

6. Cienight

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

+1 For the above comment.

7. lyle0825 unregistered

I have a WP7 Focus. It is a wonderful device and wp7 is an outstanding first step. Apparently Microsoft was desperate to come up with an OS which can match iOS in the user friendly dept. As a result, some of the settings are too simple and kind of Geoffrey.

9. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Well put Im loving Wp7 & I like the ads a phone to free you from your phone! I got the LGQuantum lots off apps etc. And the updates should only make it better. I think it's just the classic thing all the Android and Iphone lovers wanna hate. lol

11. willieturnip unregistered

Why the hell wouldn't you have a setting for it? 'Remember camera settings? Yes/No' Absolutely absurd.

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