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Review: HTC Status

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Photos

I was hoping for better. The Status does an OK job of capturing photos, but I got crummy results as often as I got good results. Grain was present in many images, and nearly all images taken indoors. Color and white balance were both good, but focus tended to be a bit soft. I have to blame this in part on the slow camera software. Since the Status took so long to focus and capture the image, you never really knew exactly when to hold the camera perfectly still. This means you might move or shake the Status at the wrong instant.

That said, the Status is still capable of snapping great photos when the conditions are right. You certainly won't be ashamed to make use of the Status's picture-focused Facebook features when it comes time to share.

 

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Video

The Status captures video at a max resolution of 720 x 480. I found video captured at this resolution to be very good. The video showed some blockiness from time to time, but white balance and color representation were spot on. It performed better, on average, than the still camera at producing consistently good results. As with still photos, tapping the Facebook button will automatically create a draft status update with the video attached.

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