I've been testing Verizon Wireless' LG VX6000 camera phone for almost four months and never have had any major problem with it. On rare occasions it couldn't transmit a photo, but it always worked when I waited a minute or two.
It's time for me to return the phone, so today I was taking some last minute photos of the season -- pumpkins and leaves changing on the trees. As you can see from the album (see above), the photo quality of these recent photos won't win any prizes; the colors look terrible.
Uh oh, an error message
I saw a photo opportunity -- a tree with pretty leaves and bright red berries, the sort you see on Christmas wreaths. I shot the photo, pressed the "OK" button to save it and....up popped a red "X" in a circle and an error message! The message said, "File exceeds maximum sized allowed to save." I had never gotten an error message.
Hmm. Was the memory full? I didn't think so, but I erased some stored photos in any case. I took the photo again and got the same error message.
I then took a photo of the sidewalk. It was saved. I took a photo of a lamp pole. It was saved. I took a photo of a car. It was saved. I took a photo of a mailbox. It was saved.
I deleted all those photos and took a photo of the tree with the berries. Error message!
I walked around the block taking photos of other subjects. They all were saved. I walked back to the tree with berries, took a photo and got another error message.
Too many colors?
The only thing I can imagine is the combination of red berries and multicolored leaves and sky produced too many colors and created a file that was too large. It sounds ridiculous and shouldn't occur, but why would only that one scene cause an error message?
I called Verizon's customer service and spoke to a support person. She connected me to a supervisor. She had never heard of the problem and would send the details to experts in the company. Since I know wireless data experts in the company, I'm going to make sure I get an answer.
I was shooting all the photos at the highest resolution, 640 x 480. I didn't try shooting at a lower resolution, but that shouldn't matter.
Anyone experience such a problem? If I get an answer from Verizon, I'll certainly post it here.