“RogersDude69″ just hit us with another email about Roger’s BlackBerry 8300, this time detailing something the BBCool office is very much interested in: its improved camera.
Ok, so here’s the deal with the Curve’s camera. First of all, like the rest of the 8300 Media Player, it has received a significant visual upgrade. Beyond looks, it also offers some functionality improvements as well: loading up a thumbnail list of all the images in your picture directory is much faster now, and when you take a photo, all the menu symbols now feature a pop-up dialogue box telling you exactly what they do when you select them.
As for the camera itself, it’s much better than the Pearls; the jump from 1.3 Mpx to 2.0 Mpx is a big difference. It’s hard to notice the resolution increase from the images I sent (I’m still trying to figure out the best settings/approach to taking good pics), but the improved colour quality is obvious. The 8300’s images don’t look as washed-out as the Pearl’s, and feature stronger contrast.
Editer’s Note: The 8300’s photos are the top images.
As for some other random things I figured out… The max image size you can take is 1600×1200 (The Pearl’s max is 1280×1024), you can take pictures at Normal, Fine and Superfine levels, and you can add colour effects to your photos like Sepia (the Pearl can’t do this).