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Review: Sanyo Taho

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Camera

The Taho has a 2 megapixel camera. It's not auto-focus, but it does have a flash. Press the dedicated camera key once to open a short list of camera-related options, or press it twice quickly to open the camera itself. The camera launches quickly (~1 to 2 seconds), and it takes a second or so to shoot and process an image. It's certainly not bad in the speed department.

You can adjust all the exposure controls you'd expect with a cameraphone, such as brightness, contrast, color, and so on. I'd guess most users won't bother with these controls, however. There are some fun frames, some image tools, such as making photos black and white or sepia tone. The camera software is pretty basic.

The camcorder software behaves in exactly the same way.

 

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Gallery

The gallery app is pretty good. You have the album that's in the phone itself, plus a separate album for what's on the memory card. The gallery shows a simple grid of thumbnails. The D-pad lets you add a "check" to whatever image is highlighted. This lets you perform edits and/or other actions en masse if you wish. You have to press the left soft key to expand/open the picture.

The options menu lets you set the images as a picture ID or wallpaper and even edit. The editing features include the ability to add text captions, which I think is cool, as as well as add special effects, re-size, crop, or trim the photo. You also have the ability to adjust how the slide show works.

There are no social networking services built into the Taho at all, and you can't even send images via Picture Mail from the Gallery app. You have to go to the messaging app for that.

 

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