Responding to the question about recording volume,
Please correct me if I'm wrong,
but i believe it uses the same mic you use for talking on the phone, as just about every phone there is no way to adjust the sensitivity of that mic. I haven't looked but maybe in those advance options (see the tutorial on how to boost your omnia volume) there may be some hardware setting for setting how sensitive it is.
But if your in a club, it's going to sound horrible, Think about when you call your friends in the club and you can barely hear them and it sounds awful? It's because the music is so loud it's like shouting into the phone, it will be distorted because the mic is built for normal levels, and your trying to throw very loud levels at it, plus you take into effect that it's probably an omni directional mic, and with such a small diaphragm it can't record very low sounds, very well.
You'll have the same problem with a still camera that does video and audio recording because that has a cheep mic too.
I mean even a video camera with sound bad, not as bad but pretty bad compared to really being there. Part of it is you expect the song to sound like how you've herd it, like a clean CD, and now your taking the analogue output and recapturing it your going to have a big loss in quality.
To the people asking about WDR (wide dynamic range)
it's a really nifty feature really, not for a professional but for people that don't want to work to hard for a shot too bad it doesn't remeber you turned it on
Anyway from what i understood and correct me if i'm worng, it takes 2 pictures,
if you notice your picture is mostly dark, the camera will adjust for the majority and brighten it, but then the bright parts of the picture gets washed out, and the reverse of this is true (aka a bright pic with dark spots go black). WDR tries to fix this by taking 2 pictures, one very bright and one dark, slaps them together so you can see everything evenly lit.
To try this out take pictures in the car, if you ever noticed in the car you take a pic of the person driving and all the windows are white, you take a pic out the window and all dash are dark. Now turn WDR on and check it out.
As for people wondering about sunny day settings and things like that, their for excatly what they say. I won't go into what white balence is, but basicly sunlight isn't white, it looks white because our eyes or brain fix it, but it's really more blue, and indoor lights arn't white eather, their usally more yellow, you camera has whitebalence set to auto, it will try to find the whitest thing in the picture, and set that to be white, but if it doesn't find white usally the closet thing is people's skins (unless your not Caucasian of course) which can make people look pasty and pale, so that's why manually setting it to outside, or inside, will greatly improve the color, but if you use an outdoor setting indoors you'll notice the colour turns to crap,
there is no one perfect setting because each environment has light at different colours different intensities.
As for the flash being a problem, I hold the camera so damn far away from the subjects, (very hard to do self portrait) You could try taping some wax paper over it as a diffuser, the problem is while the flash does have a diffuser built it, it's less then a millimeter away from the light source, which make worth crap, because to good diffusion (or even lighting) the diffuser has to be a good distance away from the light. Putting wax paper on it will lower the intensity of the light as well diffuse it just a little bit more making it a bit more soft.
The reason your fancy cameras don't have this problem because they calculate how much flash they need. Then they flash it, but they chose a different time in the flash to take the pic, (a few milliseconds after the flash is taken as the bulb is starting to turn off)
Hopes that helps you guys understand the camera a bit more
Thanks for the information. The main thing that the imaging sensor on the Omnia is virtually invisible! This dosnt help.