In This Chapter
Using the phone's camera
Taking a still picture
Looking at the picture you just shot
Adding picture effects
Shooting video with the phone
Previewing your video
Changing video options
The expression "Say 'cheese'" is often used before a picture is snapped, ensuring that the people in the picture position their mouths in a smile. Other, similar expressions are used around the world. In China they say "eggplant," in Iran they say "apple," in Spain they say "potato," and so on. Perhaps the most interesting phrase comes from Russia, where they say "boobs." I'm not making that up.
The Nexus One comes with a built-in 5-megapixel camera. The camera can capture still images or video, and it can even take pictures at night thanks to the built-in flash. The camera not only records the image, it also records where you took the image. Yet with all that amazing technology, you'll probably still cut off people's heads in pictures or capture your friends with their eyes half-open in those famous "I'm drunk" photos that wind up on Facebook. This chapter shows you how.
I have no idea how or when cellphones became digital cameras. To me, no urgent connection seems to exist between the need to speak with someone on the phone and the desire to snap a picture. It would be like trying to combine the features and utility of a blender with a pair of tweezers. ...