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Old 09-13-2009, 10:07 PM
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A developer posted a rough, but functional, sample camera app on the official Zii developer forum and I thought i'd give it a try and post results.

1280x1024 HD camera:


640x480 front camera:


Video will probably be better

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Old 09-13-2009, 10:12 PM
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so what is the MP of the HD camera?
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:12 PM
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photo quality looks to also be a fail from Creative...nice...
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:32 PM
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so what is the MP of the HD camera?

The HD camera is 1,3 megapixels (1280x1024= 1 310 720 px) and the front camera is 0,3 megapixels (640x480= 307 200 px)

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photo quality looks to also be a fail from Creative...nice...
Such cameras are acceptable/poor for photos, but are good/ok for videos. But, if viewed on the Zii itself (320x480 resolution), photos and videos will look pretty good.
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:36 PM
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Not to worried anyway. It seems to do a bit of everything. Besides. that quality might improve a bit. That really looks like a capture. If it doesnt improve, Oh well.
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:39 PM
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Riigghhtt..."HD"

Maybe I'm just an idiot, but how can a 1.3 megapixel camera be considered "HD"?

Also, it seems the camera doesn't focus very well and is very noisy...

And to think I was looking forward to seeing Zii Egg, now I'm just plain disappointed.
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Riigghhtt..."HD"

Maybe I'm just an idiot, but how can a 1.3 megapixel camera be considered "HD"?

Also, it seems the camera doesn't focus very well and is very noisy...

And to think I was looking forward to seeing Zii Egg, now I'm just plain disappointed.
basic HD is 720P (1280x720) and Full HD 1080P is (1920x1080). The highest resolution allowed on youtube is 720P, so, 1280x1024 is not too shabby. I have a very good 10.1mpx camera that can only record video in 640x480 because of its limited processing power.

I tried the video recording a bit, and its pretty good, except for the software bugginess. And for the photos, software focus and stability enhancement can probalby fix some problems.
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Indoor pictures with no flash shouldn't be the measuring standard for a camera. Perhaps someone with a Zii could post a picture taken outdoors.
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Indoor pictures with no flash shouldn't be the measuring standard for a camera. Perhaps someone with a Zii could post a picture taken outdoors.
unfortunately, taking pictures outdoors at 11 PM isnt a measuring standard either. I will try to post outdoor photos and videos tomorrow
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unfortunately, taking pictures outdoors at 11 PM isnt a measuring standard either. I will try to post outdoor photos and videos tomorrow
Tomorrow will be fine, thanks! As for the camera app, is it somewhere that anyone else with a Zii can download and try out?
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Tomorrow will be fine, thanks! As for the camera app, is it somewhere that anyone else with a Zii can download and try out?
Absolutely. You just have to sign in to the forum on Ziilabs.com with your Zii account and the thread is in the applications section of the SDK sub-forum
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That's really cool. I just saw that he posted that. I haven't gotten very far on the development end. I don't have a lot of experience with Linux and I haven't been able to mount the device via MTP yet.

How do you install the app? Does it need to be done via MTPfs?
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That's really cool. I just saw that he posted that. I haven't gotten very far on the development end. I don't have a lot of experience with Linux and I haven't been able to mount the device via MTP yet.

How do you install the app? Does it need to be done via MTPfs?
Actually, i needed to use MTPfs to install the app, ssh (to install ftp) and ftp (to tranfer the pics from my zii to my pc)
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:23 AM
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To the nay-sayers...
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rough, but functional, sample camera app
Yup, you guessed it, that means it's likely to get better. In fact it's likely to get a lot better. For instance, perhaps the photos will be in focus.

Are y'all surprised a rough camera app (the first release?) on a developer device doesn't produce perfect photos?

That being said, the shot of the "cola" can from the front camera looks pretty good to me. Sure, not the best colors in the world but hey, it sounds like it's one of the first photos taken with the device.
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:05 AM
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The front camera seems to be more vivid,clear, and richer in color :lol:
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:21 AM
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It's good for what it is, no one should be expecting stellar quality from it. It's not gonna replace a real camera, but it's good enough to take some random shots outside ^^

I'm pretty sure Creative will update it :P
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:36 AM
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Creative has apparently included it's own camera app in the latest firmware update for the Zii Egg. If anyone here has one, could you share some photos from the "official" camera app?
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:30 PM
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here are some videos taken from the official app

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