Review: Pantech Pocket for AT&T
I had high hopes for the Pocket's camera, but they were dashed a bit. Focus was inconsistent and often bad, but the big problem is exposure. The Pocket's camera had real problems balancing light. Bright lights turned into blow-out smears, dark regions were nothing but black pits with zero detail, and there was never any middle ground. Worse, there's way more grain in images than I expect to see from a 5 megapixel camera. They're just not good pictures.
Sure, you'll get lucky every now and then, but I don't want to get lucky with a camera. I want my camera to deliver good, usable results every time. The Pocket doesn't provide that.
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The Pocket can shoot video at 720p HD resolution, and in comparison it does better than the still images. Though it is a bit blockier than I think 720p HD video should be, motion appeared to be smooth, and the video camera did a better job of getting exposure correct. You still probably aren't going to capture any winning YouTube videos, but at least you'll be able to record events.
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