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Camera: Shutter Lag, Focus Lag, something is lagging bad.

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Journeyman

Camera: Shutter Lag, Focus Lag, something is lagging bad.

I love the EVO 3D's camera for still shots but one issue I've only seem to have is how late & delayed the camera is when taking pictures.

This is with both the onscreen button & 2-stage shutter button & the time it takes for the camera to capture the subject.

Removing the auto focus, geo-tagging etc. doesn't remedy this. The older EVOs do not suffer this problem so it must be a bug in the software.

Please address this as the camera is one of the main attractions on this phone.

Thank you.

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Journeyman

     Have you noticed it start to slow down as you've taken more pictures or are you saying it's always been slow? If you've noticed it starting to get slower, I would suggest maybe clearing the data/cache from the camera application under settings > applications > manage applications.

Have you looked into a faster SD card? I believe that people have reported faster camera responsiveness after moving to faster class of SD card. I also know there's several applications on market that help improve some camera functions, I've heard good things about Vignette and I believe it has a feature for improving the speed of returning to camera.

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Journeyman

No, I've noticed when I tried to take a shot of something, heard the capture sound, & as I pull the phone down I come to find out it was delayed in actually taking the photo. I've cleared the cache & the data not only on the app but the phone recently, I have the class 4 card that came with the EVO 3D. I thought that might've done the trick but sadly no.

Yes, Vignette is a perfect example, that does capture properly, which is why I said this may be a software bug in the HTC camera app.

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GrandMaster

might as well clear the data on the video app as well seeing as how they use the same things. doesnt hurt.

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Journeyman

Have you tried to disable the photo review??

You could always touch the little thumbnail pic in the lower left corner to review the pic.

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Journeyman

I've done that.

The best way to test this is to have your fingers pinched together, the index finger & the thumb (like the "ok gesture).

Have your evo's camera ready & open & aim at your pinched fingers. The second you hit the on-screen button to snap the photo, release your fingers at the same time. You get an idea of how bad the lag is (even after turning off every assist & photo review).

Then you'll get an idea of what is happening.

I've tried this with the Sensation, EVO 4G, EVO Shift & Nexus S. They don't have this problem.

I also use an EVO 3D in the store & it had the exact same problem, running the latest update firmware.

Nothing a Hard Reset fixed or a higher class SD card, something is definitely wrong with the stock camera software. As other 3rd party camera apps don't have this issue.

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