HTC Legend Camera Sample Photos and Spec

Here are some camera sample images taken with the HTC Legend Android phone. Bright, mid-range, dark and close-up conditions have been tested, and the below photos are typical of the Legend.

HTC Legend Camera Spec

HTC Legend
HTC Legend Camera Spec
MakeHTC
ModelLegend
O/S version reviewedAndroid 2.1
Screen
Size3.2 inch
Screen Resolution480 x 320 HVGA AMOLED
Storage
CardMicro SD >32Gb
Camera Spec
Camera Resolution0.3Mp, 1Mp, 3Mp, 5Mp
AspectWide 2592 x 1552
Normal 2592 x 1952
Face DetectionYes
FlashSingle LED Flash
FocusTouch to auto-focus
OrientationAutomatic by accelerometer
GeotaggingYes
ISOManual/Auto. 100, 200, 400, 800 ISO

HTC Legend Sample Photos

HTC Legend closeup sample photo

Close-Up Sample Image

Close-up pictures are pretty impressive with the HTC Legend, especially with the manually selectable focus point.

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HTC Legend bright sample photo

Bright Sample Image

Very bright, sunlit daytime shot. Despite the perfect conditions, there is surprising amounts of noise and lack of detail.

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HTC Legend dark ISO 800 sample photo

Dark Sample Image

Dark late evening shot set manually to 800 ISO (the highest setting). Very noisy and not sharp either.

Lower ISO settings were hopelessly blurry and camera shake was unavoidable, so ISO 800 was the only realistic option. Scaled Down Image:1024 x 683 [151Kb]
Original Image: 2592 x 1728 [1.60Mb]
HTC Legend daylight sample photo

Daylight Sample Image

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HTC Legend Camera Lens and Flash

Conclusions

Close-up performance of the HTC Legend's camera is pretty decent, but that's the camera's best aspect. The camera doesn't embed photos with much EXIF data so we can't see the exact shutter speed detail, but low light performance, especially, is very poor.

HTC Legend vs HTC Desire

The camera spec is the same as the HTC Desire's camera so I was expecting the two phones to share the same hardware, but clearly they don't. The two phones share the same version of Android (2.1 currently) so all the settings and on-screen displays are the same. All the examples above have also been tested on the Desire and are vastly superior, even though the Desire's isnt the best camera either.