The perils of quiet settings

I just discovered that the reason that my camera phone has been taking much crappier photos recently than previously is that at some point it was set to take photos at 640×480, instead of at its top resolution of 2048×1536. The setting is actually pretty visible if you know where to look, so I can’t really blame the camera for this, but it’s not super-obvious.

I can’t decide if I like the fact that the camera settings on my phone are remembered from session to session, or not. On the one hand, it’s probably correct to remember the resolution. But I often take photos in different places and forget to correct the white-balance setting; my cameras don’t remember this setting from session to session, so I’m not sure why my phone does.

Overall, I think LG needs to do a bit of thinking about this kind of interface issue; how to best show the settings, and which ones to remember between sessions.

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