- 02-16-2013, 10:38 PM #1
I've searched around and seen a couple of threads showing things like this, but not specifically this bad. I'm wondering if it's indicative of a defective unit, or if there's something I'm just not doing right?
Are there any 3rd-party apps that can calibrate auto-focus better, perhaps?
Close-range macro focusing is actually working great:
But check out how bad it is for normal focus when pulling back, or taking scenery images. I've tried both holding the camera button half-way to focus on the center of the image, and alternately tapping the screen to focus on the area I want to focus on. Neither works. All camera settings are at their default settings. I have Portico installed:
- 02-17-2013, 12:31 AM #2
the button no longer work as it should like any other Nokia phone. My guess is WP does not natively support the button or somehow left incomplete in that part of development. Instead you have to do an on screen long tab on the desire focus point. Mind you that that focus point you choose is also the reference for white balance adjustment.
- 02-17-2013, 12:53 AM #3
Holding the button halfway does attempt focusing it - and for a split second the focusing looks great - but then it ultimately settles on an out-of-focus mess.
Tapping the screen doesn't improve things at all. It attempts to focus on the area I tapped, but then the final focus result is what you see above.
- 02-17-2013, 08:25 PM #9
Just call AT&T and explain this to them. They will have you go through debugging, along with a hard reset (deleting everything) before you can send. WHen I called they said they had never heard of this problem, which I figured was BS from reading some of the posts in this forum. As an unexpected side benefit, the vibration on my new phone is much tighter feeling, and the on/off switch is sturdier too! Clearly there were some QC issues with my old phone, and yours has the camera problem.
AT&T was very good about remedying the problem. The new phone was overnighted to me, and all you have to do is mail back the old one in the same box. Having to reinstall and reconfigure the phone is a pain no doubt, but once you do this, and the focusing works, you will be much happier!
- 02-18-2013, 06:18 AM #11
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- 02-23-2013, 11:44 PM #15
I'd try to return this to AT&T, but I've had it for months now and only recently have I noticed this problem. I don't know if it's always been there or if it's something new, unfortunately. My wife's 920 doesn't have this problem at all.
Is there any chance a software reset could address this, before I go and try it and lose all my games progress?
- 02-24-2013, 09:05 AM #16
I have this problem too, sometimes I try to take a photo and everything is horribly blurry. Each time I half press the camera button it just turns in to a blurry mess. I've never experienced anything like it with any other phone camera. Sometimes it works perfectly fine. It is really annoying. The only thing I've had some success with is to just keep half pressing the camera button at different objects until it focuses properly, then moving the phone to the position that you want it in.
I hope it isn't a hardware issue as I've already had one replacement.
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