Camera failed not only on Verizon. Mine just died.
Well yesterday I tried opening my camera app and the phone hung. Then when I killed all the apps I tried opening it again, it said camera failed. I tried resetting the phone and even took it into the Sprint store. The guys at the store said I was the first one that they heard having this problem on Sprint. They replaced the phone there on the spot since I was in the 14 day window. I bought the S5 on release day on the 18th.
Hope this new phone works out. But if this is happening across carriers well...
Anyways the new phone is working ok. See how it is in a week with taking some pics.