Motorola Droid 2 camera test

The Motorola Droid 2 camera is a 5-megapixel monster. OK, maybe not a monster. It's not the whopping 8MP we're seeing on other phones. But we're OK with that, as it shoots from the hip pretty well, features Motorola's camera software (which we like) and records video in 480p resolution. Let's see some more examples after the break. (Warning: All example photos open in a new window in  full resolution.)

By default, the Droid 2's camera takes pictures in "widescreen" format. You're shooting at a little less than 4MP resolution, but photos fill your screen when you're looking at them in the gallery. It's a decent trade-off.

And finally, there's video. By default, the Droid 2 shoots at 480p -- not the full 720p you get in some other current smartphones, which is a tad disappointing, but not a deal-breaker. The microphone does a good job at picking up voice even amid a bunch of background noise.

Be sure to watch this in the full 480p

Phil Nickinson