Shannon Stacey

Mini, the Droid X and the iPod Touch

Yesterday, I said to somebody that I thought the camera on my new iPod Touch took better pictures than the camera on my Droid X. When I mentioned that to my husband, he didn’t think that could be right. One of the reasons I bought the Droid X, after all, was the 8mp camera. I can’t even find the real spec on the iPod Touch’s camera, but I know it’s not good. (It’s not the same as the 5mp iPhone camera.)

I took a picture of my dog last night because I seem to be obsessed with taking pictures of her. I’m not sure why. All she ever does is hog the fleece blanket. I promise, she does get off the couch occasionally. For grins, I took one with both. Not quite the same angle, but the same time and lighting.

First, the Droid X:

And then the iPod Touch:

I guess, technically, the Droid X took the better picture. In 300×300 size, it probably doesn’t make much of a difference, but if I enlarged them you’d probably see a big difference very quickly. I think what I like about the iPod Touch version is the warmth. Maybe I should see if there’s a way I can adjust the cool or warm settings on the Droid X.

2 comments to “Mini, the Droid X and the iPod Touch”

  1. Patrick Alan
      · January 11th, 2011 at 3:32 pm · Link

    That’s the white balance causing the difference. MP is rarely an indicator of a better camera. MP doesn’t take better pictures, just bigger. Just sounds better. :)

    If there isn’t a WB setting on the DroidX by default, maybe there’s an App that will let you control the camera better.

  2. Shannon
      · January 12th, 2011 at 2:36 am · Link

    Thanks, Patrick! I’ll check that out. I’ve been using the Vignette app, but I haven’t dug into those kinds of settings (if they’re there).

    And I just found out the 2nd picture is sideways in my feed and on my IPad. It was right-way up on my Mac. Weird.

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