Dell Streak front camera produces mirrored results

2010-07-04 12.29.11

If you were thinking of using the front camera on the Dell Streak to take self-portraits or record videos, then make sure you're not holding a sign or wearing a T-shirt with any words printed on it. Because as you can see above, everything comes out mirrored. The HTC EVO 4G's front cam does this too, so it's tempting to think that this is just the way these front-facing cameras work for some ridiculous reason, but the iPhone 4's front cam captures/records correctly (a mirrored image is shown live, though).

Oh well. Even if this can be fixed with a software update, the image quality from the Streak's VGA front camera is terrible anyway (click the images to view the originals).

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