Camera settings in Windows Phone 7 – Microsoft responds

Camera settings in Windows Phone 7   Microsoft responds

We have carried a Windows Phone 7 device around Mobile World Congress these last few days and, when batteries ran flat, we’ve used a HTC 7 Mozart to film some bits. One thing that has driven us slowly around the bend is the camera settings. If you want to film something in HD you have to open the camera, switch to video mode, switch from VGA recording (bleugh) to HD and then click back out and then start recording. Annoying? Yes. Reason ? It’s meant to be that way, according to Microsoft at least.The Windows Team Blog recently had a comment asking why the camera did this and Brian Seitz, a Microsoft Marketing Manager, responded by stating that..


“It was a decision by the team thinking that if you pulled the phone out to take a quick pic, it would be better to know it was always in a default setting rather than having to remember what the settings were the last time you took a picture, so shooting for predictability.”

Hmm.. I’ll choose to disagree with that. Luckily Microsoft have chosen to change their mind..

“That said, feedback from folks like you has the team seriously looking at that option to see if there is a more optimal option. thanks again.”

Phew.

Link – Windows Team Blog
Credit – WMPowerUser.com

Camera settings in Windows Phone 7   Microsoft responds

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  • Jael

    Yes! I am hoping that the next update will feature “remember last camera setting”.. I really find it annoying to select “no flash” everytime when I start to shoot. And I hate the shutter sound too. Hopefully there will be an option to disable it.

  • Sebastian

    What about having customer defined settings to choose, such as indoor/outdoor/video so you can quickly change between them, and it remembers the last setting you used requiring only a quick button press if you want to switch?

  • my old LG had that annoying problem too. took great pics but a right royal pain in the A** when I wanted just to turn it off to save batt, then had to fiddle every time I reopened the camera to get the settings I wanted. horrid, horrid, horrid.

  • Kerber

    Even the setting you want on (like anti shake) are off?
    If I truly want to just whip out the phone and snap a shot wouldn’t this
    be an option to leave on?
    I agree with Jael, the user should ultimately have control of their
    settings. If Microsoft applied this logic to their entire device you’d
    have all your settings and home screen reset every time you unlocked the
    device. Now there’s innovation!

    Sorry M$ you got it wrong on this one :)

  • Kerber

    Even the setting you want on (like anti shake) are off?
    If I truly want to just whip out the phone and snap a shot wouldn’t this
    be an option to leave on?
    I agree with Jael, the user should ultimately have control of their
    settings. If Microsoft applied this logic to their entire device you’d
    have all your settings and home screen reset every time you unlocked the
    device. Now there’s innovation!

    Sorry M$ you got it wrong on this one :)