I have a Dell Venue Pro (DVP) with a 5 megapixel camera. It is unable to capture pictures without very noticeable blur. Besides building a tripod, what steps can I take to improve my picture-taking experience?
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As you probably know, blurry photos are caused when then camera is moved while the shutter is open.
Currently, there isn't any software on the phone that can eliminate blur, but there is a setting that might help reduce it. In your camera settings, set your ISO to either auto, or if you are adventurous set it to a high value.
The folks over at Photo.se can explain it, but in short the higher to number, the more light is let in, but the more noise is in the picture. The extra light should help the shutter speed.
That is about all I can give regarding settings in the phone. Unless the DVP is radically different, I haven't seen one that lets you control shutter speed or aperture.
I really recommend taking this to photo.se as well. They can help you on technique, and show you how to form your body into a stable tripod
There are three places that I could find to make adjustments that relate to camera functionality on my DVP.
The third option seems to be the most relevant for my issue.
Resetting to defaults fixed things for me.
Check if you are in macro mode. Often, you can be in that mode without knowing, and then all normal pictures (not closeups) will be blurry.
Also check this blog post for hints and tips to get good pics: http://mywpstory.com/2012/04/camera-tip-taking-better-photos-with-your-new-nokia-lumia-900-windows-phone/