Disappearing WP7 camera settings is a feature, not a bug

WP7Camera-538x300One of the major bugbear of many of our readers is the Windows Phone 7 camera returning to default settings every time the app is launched.  From the latest emulator release we know that this issue will not be fixed, and now we know why.

According to Brian Seitz, senior marketing manager on the Windows Phone Communications team, it is in fact not a bug, but a feature.

Responding to a comment on the Windows Team Blog he writes:

Thanks for the feedback vanmardigan. Regarding the camera settings: it was a decision by  the team thinking that if you pulled the phone out to take a quick pic, it would be better to know it was always in a default setting rather than having to remember what the settings were the last time you took a picture, so shooting for predictability. That said, feedback from folks like you has the team seriously looking at that option to see if there is a more optimal option. Thanks again..

Well, there we have it. Maybe we will see a “fix” in a year’s time after all.


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