Next Windows Phone 7 update still not saving camera settings

Picture of the LG Optimus 7One of the pet peeves with the Windows Phone 7 is that it’s not keeping the camera settings after you leave the camera application.

This means that you have to enter the settings each and every time you want to snap a picture and set your favorite ISO setting, flash off, anti-shake or whatever the settings might be.

It seems that the first slated update, code named “NoDo“, won’t fix this either. At least not if you look at the behavior of the emulator that was shipped the other day together with the latest Windows Phone Developer Tools (WPDT).

Mobiletechworld published this short clip on YouTube:

It’s yet to be seen if this is the actual behavior in actual devices, but that has to be seen later this month when Nodo gets pushed to users.

Actually Microsoft posted somewhere that this behavior is intended but that’s just a bad excuse. If users don’t want to save their settings and some do, just make it configurable. It’s silly easy to code and wouldn’t take more than a day from some one in the team, surely some one must have a day to squeeze this in? Someone? Anyone??

Read more about the full functionality coming in NoDo in the Windows Phone 7 updates post!

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6 thoughts on “NoDo not persisting camera settings

  • February 24, 2011 at 20:14

    I think it’s pretty stupid that they don’t let the users choose if they want the camera settings to be saved or not, as you write it’s such an easy thing to implement.

    Android is highly customizable and it doesn’t seem to hurt them. I think Microsoft should at least try and hit some middle ground here with Windows Phone, right now it’s looking more like iOS than the “partial freedom” I expected from Microsoft when they announced WP7 long time ago…

    • April 16, 2011 at 13:52

      I agree.

      There were loads of info at the recent MIX11 about the next iteration of Windows Phone, but I didn’t see any word on weather they are going to change this or not in the future either.

  • April 10, 2011 at 07:30

    Not letting users save camera settings is just plain stupid!


  • April 20, 2011 at 16:21

    At least Anti-Shake is defaulted to ON now… Which was my main gripe. Why wouldnt you want anti-shake on? It sucks that 720p isnt a default, but at least going to camera I can pretty much just snap away.

    Or is this only if you were patient and waited for the official update? Maybe the people that “cheated” didnt get this feature???

    • April 20, 2011 at 22:59

      I “Walshied” my Omnia 7 and I don’t have anti-shake on by default.

      But question is if this is something that was tweaked by the vendor patches perhaps, and not by Microsoft?
      What device and what operator are you using?

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