Welcome to day 3 in my iPhone Free Week where I’m using only a HTC Tattoo running Android, instead of my trusty old iPhone 3Gs. Today, I also have a home-made video for you.
Before we continue, please allow me to mention some of the previous posts in the iPhone Free Week series:
- iPhone Free Week: Introduction To A Week With HTC Tattoo (Android)
- iPhone Free Week: Warm-up To My “iPhone Replaced By Tattoo”-Experiment
- iPhone Free Week – Day 1 & 2: HTC Tattoo, It’s Small & Slow
HTC Tattoo Camera Review
Today I would like to focus on the built-in camera in this HTC Tattoo device. According to the reviews I’ve read, it’s supposed to be a 3 megapixel camera with autofocus. But, I don’t see any evidence that it actually does support autofocus, nor does the HTC specifications mention any of it.
Let it be said right away. You’re not going to buy HTC Tattoo for the camera. It’s there, but it’s not worth much. I guess you could compare it with the 2 megapixel camera found in iPhone 3G, but it certainly doesn’t measure up against the 3 megapixel autofocus camera in the iPhone 3GS.
Video recording is even worse. It supports up to 352×288 where the iPhone 3GS records video in 640×480. The HTC Tattoo camera is great for Facebook picture/video sharing and such, but I wouldn’t rely on it for anything more than that.
Check out my video – and please don’t leave angry comments 🙂 I only have a few YouTube videos in my experience, so consider me a video-newbie…
(I know that it’s supposed to be an “iPhone Free Week”, but obviously I had to turn on the iPhone to shoot some pictures for comparison…)