Review: Palm Treo 800w
There is no direct button to access the camera unless you create one, either by re-programming the side action key or by placing Camera in the Start menu. Otherwise you have to click through the Start>Program menus to find the camera icon.
The camera shutter release is quick, which ensures crisp pictures unblurred by hand-clicking-the-shutter motion. But the processor is a bit slow; you'll have to wait two seconds or so for the processed picture to appear on screen. The 800w automatically saves photos, but you still have to press the "camera" soft key to take your next shot.
You get five resolution settings from 1600 x 1200 to 160 x 120 pixels. While the 800w's camera offers only a 2x zoom, the resulting close-up shots are the same size full resolution; many lower-end cameras step down the resolution with each zoom step up. As with any digital zoom, 2x photos taken with the Treo 800w are far more pixilated, with jaggier edges and digital grain.
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Among the other 800w camera extras are burst (five quick shots in succession), timer modes and seven levels of brightness. There are no pre-set picture modes. Switching to video entails a quick menu choice. The default setting is for the lower resolution 176 x 144 pixels and the video viewfinder fills only the middle 1.2 inches of the 800w's screen. You have to go through the menu to adjust the video resolution to QVGA (320 x 240) and fill the screen with the viewfinder.
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