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    Does anyone else wonder why the 8100 can watch video but cant record it

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    same with the 8300. The new 4.5 OS will be out soon and should remedy this.

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    I have heard that the new 4.5 os will still not allow the 8100 to record video. Do you know if this is true?
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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~i hope its not true

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    not sure about the 8100, but it will on the 83xx series Im told

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    The fact that the 8100 cant do both is probably a result of the optics built into the device. The camera quite simply lacks the hardware to be able to capture 15 fps of motion and send that data for compilation by the OS into a video file. I think it was a silly oversight by RIM when most any camera phone today can record video. The camera is pretty junk for picture taking purposes, so if they thought it was useful to include one then video should have been the first thing to support! Not the last.....

    Now if an OS update fixes this, well then obviously it's not hardware related at all. Hopefully it isnt a ploy to get people to stop buying 8100's and move to the more expensive models.

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    I'd be willing to bed a lot of money they won't put it in a upgrade cause they'll want you to buy the new 8120......Pirates!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bootsector View Post
    I'd be willing to bed a lot of money they won't put it in a upgrade cause they'll want you to buy the new 8120......Pirates!

    THe Pearls Camera is 1.3 MP, its not that great of a camera, and the video on the 8120 is not all the great, so an upgrade to the hardwear of a Pearl one would not be worth the effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pda.teck View Post
    THe Pearls Camera is 1.3 MP, its not that great of a camera, and the video on the 8120 is not all the great, so an upgrade to the hardwear of a Pearl one would not be worth the effort.
    Correct. Wouldn't that make the video somewhere around 240x320? On my dash (and phones prior to that) the video was around the 240x320 range, with a 1.3 mp.

    It really isn't good for anything quality, maybe a quick shot of a friend doing something dumb or funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpl710 View Post
    Correct. Wouldn't that make the video somewhere around 240x320? On my dash (and phones prior to that) the video was around the 240x320 range, with a 1.3 mp.

    It really isn't good for anything quality, maybe a quick shot of a friend doing something dumb or funny.
    Exactly, It is good in a pinch, but will never take the place of my Canon!
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    well i hope the new os will allow video

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