Review: T-Mobile myTouch 3G
Since there is no dedicated camera key on the myTouch, the only way to open the camera is through the menu system. If you need to take a picture quickly to capture a golden moment, this is probably going to piss you off. What's worse, once you unlock the phone and find the camera app, it takes another 2 to 3 seconds to launch. Slo-o-ow!
The myTouch is held sideways for picture taking. Press the on-screen shutter button and the myTouch will quickly focus (when in good light) and shoot the picture. It takes about 2 seconds. If the lighting is poor, it takes a lot longer to focus.
After you take a picture, you get four options: save, set, share, delete. This is pretty much all you get with the camera, and apparently is another feature left unchanged in Android 1.5. The only settings you can change are where the pictures are stored, and whether or not location information is tagged to the photos. That's it. You can't make any adjustments to the camera's resolution, white balance or other settings. I was hoping that Google and HTC would build more features into the camera. They didn't.
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The myTouch records video, and the video recorder application is identical to that of the camera.
As for the gallery, you can jump there from the camera or the main menu. The gallery view consists of a grid of thumbnails. With a picture highlighted, you can use the menu button to get at a few options, but it's easier to press and hold, which opens up a larger menu for making changes to the picture.
Pictures can be cropped and rotated, but that's about it. No advanced editing functions here. You can easily add pictures to emails, create MMS messages, set images as wallpapers and so on.
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