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Review: Motorola Droid 3

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For an 8 megapixel camera, I was expecting much better. Focus was inconsistent, and never truly razor sharp. White balance was also inconsistent, though mostly correct. Color representation was typically good, but bright colors were very prone to overexposure and losing detail. The biggest disappointment, however, was the grain and noise in the photos. Even outdoor images showed too much graininess for my tastes. Can the Droid 3 take some really good shots? Sure, but excellent results are few and far between.

 

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Video

The clarity and sharpness of video captured with the Droid 3 (set to 1080p) was fantastic. It's a shame, then, that the Droid 3 has such an image stabilization problem. Even though I was holding the Droid 3 perfectly still, the video wobbles all over the place as if I were a crack addict going through withdrawal. While white balance, color, and that all look good, the jittery nature of the results gave me a headache.

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