I am not expecting too much with the HTC Desire HD's 8MP camera. While 8MP sounds impressive, a good sensor and lens has more to do with picture quality than megapixels (one you get past 1 or 2MP).
Took a couple of shots, and my impression is that the Desire HD's camera selects a higher ISO rather than using the flash in instances where lighting is so so. This results in grainy pictures. I set it manually to 100 ISO and let the flash do the work and got better quality shots. Did not have much time to take sames, but I have dinner tonight at Choi's Palace in Eastwood Mall, and found some interesting subjects, to I took a couple of shots, at ISO 100 with all other settings at default. Better than I expected.
The restaurant has these amazing creatures on display...
... well at least until someone orders them for dinner (sigh).