8300 Media Player — Camera

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“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).

  • Kory
    I see that im posting on year old forums but im not big on forums so I dont usually post on any. I recently got a new 8330 and am very satisfied with the upgrade from my old lg 86. Anyway I wanted to know if anyone could tell me what the directory of a file is on the bb curve?
    Whenever you Explore the files or even normally viewing them, if you check the properties of a file it only shows /Media Card/pix/filename.jpg. It doesnt actually show the entire directory. Is there anyway of getting this information?
  • Mr Blackberry
    Video SOftware is coming out for the 8300 Curve Blackberry. We found it and you can to from our website www.BlackberryData.com or www.Ablackberry.com, the link is embedded. thanks.
  • Alan A. Reiter
    I've had an 8300 for a few days and I've posted a couple of dozen photos. Frankly, I'm disappointed by the quality. I'll be posting many more images, probably this week.

    http://www.wirelessmuse.com/photos/blackberry_8300

    Perhaps I'm spoiled by the photos produced by the 3.2 megapixel Nokia N93 and five megapixel N95, for which I've also established moblogs.

    http://www.wirelessmuse.com/photos/nokia_n93

    http://www.wirelessmuse.com/photos/nokia_n95
  • kiddwnst
    kid robot dunny's azteca series!
  • Yeah, still no video recording, which is a bummer. But at least you'll actually want to pull this thing out and snap a picture. Which is something the BBCool staff was ashamed to do with their Pearls.
  • James
    ...so still no video recording, right?
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