Apr 28 AT 10:13 PM Nick Gray 10 Comments

HTC DROID Incredible 2 camera review

Most of us here at Android and Me are typically worried about processor speeds, screen sizes, and which versions of Android are loaded up on every new phone that launches. While these features are great points to obsess over, we typically don’t give much thought to the cameras our handsets come with. Yes, we occasionally gripe about manufacturers who still use 3 or 5 megapixel sensors, but that’s usually the extent of our worries.

But for the few of you who worry about the small details, we thought we would give you a little insight into the 8 megapixel camera on the new HTC DROID Incredible which just launched on Verizon Wireless.

Anyone who’s used one of HTC’s latest phones will probably be familiar with the customized camera application on the DROID Incredible 2. The app gives you the ability to easily adjust the exposure, contract, saturation, and white balance in addition to a half dozen preset filters and effects that can be applied to your pictures and video clips.

If you enjoy tinkering with the settings, HTC gives you the ability to adjust the ISO, control the image review duration, and toggle the settings for auto-focus, shutter sound, and facial detection.

Like many other Android phones, the HTC DROID Incredible 2 includes a touch-to-focus feature which gives you complete control of the focal point when it comes to taking pictures or shooting video. While other phones allow you to use this feature before you snap a picture or start recording a video, the DROID Incredible 2 takes it one step further by enabling touch-to-focus even while you record video.

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The image sensor on the Incredible 2 does a great job of capturing pictures and video. The default saturation settings are a little too high for our taste, but that can easily be tweaked in the camera’s settings. But rather than tell you about the image quality, we suggest you take a look at some of the pictures we captured earlier today.

We also captured a couple videos to let you see the video quality for yourself. The only problem is that the Incredible 2′s default video setting is set to record at 800×480 instead of 1280×720. We’re hoping to have a little extra time to shoot some new clips in HD for you tomorrow.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website Todd

    Being that it is also and HTC phone, does the Thunderbolt have these same camera features? (i.e. Touch to Focus in video mode) Thanks!

    • http://Website Nick

      HTC’s newer phones like the Thunderbolt, and Inspire 4G all come with these same camera features.

      • http://Website MicroNix

        Any idea if that feature is available on other devices? Like perhaps the Samsung line as I look to the S2?

  • http://Website DROID Sam

    I wish older HTC phones with Sense would get them enhanced features. I’ve been playing around with my friends’ Inspire and I really enjoy the touch-to-focus feature while recording video. It works wonder when you’re trying to get in really close of do video shoots of app on your phone.

    How’s the low light sensitivity. My old HTC doesn’t give you the ISO option. That should reduce the need for using the flash a bit which always seems to ruin the feel of the picture.

  • http://Website Dada

    Does it have the auto-panoramic function of some of the HTC Windows phone?

    Any of the HTC Android has it ? or just any other Android phone?

    Have an Evo & I would bite the cost and change in a heartbeat for something like HTC had on the Mogul or Diamond …

    • http://Website Nick

      The current generation of HTC phones do not have an auto-panoramic function. If I remember correctly from a video i watched from the EVO 3D’s launch event, that phone may include the feature.

      The Motorola DROID X is the only Android phone I have used which does have this feature included. http://androidandme.com/2010/07/carriers/verizon/verizon-motorola-droid-x-review/ and it works really well.

  • http://www.androidnewsblog.com/ androidnewsblog

    Not that bad – thanks for the review Nick

  • http://Website sheila

    my droid htc my camera takes pictures that have colored spots on them, if you look outside it is black and i cant figure out how to set the setting i have tried all that i no and that isnt much any help would be great thank you

  • Leslie

    The Droid 2 htc with verizon has the most amazing camera. Every picture is great. I like to play with the settings. I have taken quite a bit of nature in natural light How about a Droid phone camera contest or area to post them I have some fantastic nature photos – all with a cell phone.

  • John

    How to get time and date stamp on pictures with HTC incredible 2