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New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎08-11-2009
My Device: Not Specified

9800 camera question

I just started using a 9800 and seem to be having difficulties with my camera.  I can take pictures (and the quality is fantastic compared to my Bold 9000), but the response time is horrible.  When I press the button to take the picture, it's roughly 5 seconds before the camera even snaps the picture.... which makes shots of moving objects almost impossible.  Considering most of my pictures tend to be of my 3 year old, this poses a huge issue since it's a nightmare to get him to sit still long enough to take pictures of him.


I checked all of the settings and cant find any that will make the pictures snap any faster.  I thought setting the Scene Mode to "Sports" might help, but there was no change at all.


Is this happening to anyone else?  Or better yet, is there a setting that I may be overlooking that will speed things up?  Any help would be gratefully appreciated.



New Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎08-06-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: 9800 camera question

It takes my 9800 about 3 seconds as well.  Fairly common for digital cameras.  My Nikon seems to take forever.

Posts: 19
Registered: ‎02-25-2009
My Device: ex-Torch 9800, now Bold 9700

Re: 9800 camera question

Same here, my N1 and Bold 9700 were much faster.  Also lost sepia, b/w and a good macro setting going to this phone from the Bold. 


It seems that the Autofocus - Single Shot setting takes even longer but gets better focus.

My ongoing Torch review/notes