For those of us already using a BlackBerry 10 device, the features of the camera built into the OS are no surprise. However, for the BlackBerry Classic, BlackBerry is expecting to grab some customers who might not have yet used a BlackBerry 10 device such as those still using a Bold 9900 or other BlackBerry OS devices and might not know which features are offered on the platform. To help introduce some of them, Donny over at the Inside BlackBerry blog has given a run down of the features that will be coming with the BlackBerry Classic camera.
Taking beautiful wide panoramic photos is easy and intuitive on the BlackBerry Classic. Once activated, simply pan left or right and line up the onscreen prompts as you capture the photo. It's perfect for fitting a wider view or landscape in one shot and it's automatically and seamlessly stitched together.
Offline Time Shift Mode
Capturing that perfect moment has never been easier with Offline Time Shift mode. Time Shift captures a series of photo burst so you can select the perfect moment in time. Offline mode now allows you to edit the photo at a later time so you can keep capturing photos and edit later.
Not that taking selfies is a priority for me, but if I wanted to set a shutter timer for my photos, it's easy to do on the BlackBerry Classic. With the holidays just around the corner, those family-wide portraits and ugly sweater pics are just a snap away.
If you're coming from a Bold 9900, you'll definitely appreciate the benefits of HDR. This technology takes combines multiple exposures, so that if you're in less than ideal lighting situations like a bright sunny day, or a dimly lit room, pictures shot with HDR activated, could appear more balanced. If you're adventurous you can even create some cool effects by moving the camera between exposures. Experiment away!
If you're trying to capture that perfect moment in time, but you don't know exactly when it will happen – you can use burst mode to capture a number of exposures in a burst. You can then find the perfect shot and discard the rest if you'd like. People will be convinced your shutter finger has that magic touch. Of course there's always Time Shift if you really want to impress people.
The BlackBerry Classic benefits from having a physical keyboard, Classic Navigation keys, and a touchscreen. You can snap a photo using the trackpad, spacebar, mute key or by tapping an icon on the touchscreen. Even if you're one hand juggling your BlackBerry Classic and your classic hot non-fat extra-foam vanilla latte, finding the shutter button won't keep you from capturing the moment.
Again, nothing overly surprising there for already existing BlackBerry 10 customers but if someone wants to know, at least you can point them to a post that has them all laid out.