1. dezzilak's Avatar
    Why is there no autofocus option in the Nokia camera app, or even the Microsoft Camera app, when Blink, by Microsoft, has it enabled by default?
    Try it out!
    09-09-2014 08:50 PM
  2. Deviantelf's Avatar
    Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're looking for (I've never used Blink) but both the Nokia Camera and (MS's) Camera app have autofocus. In both you press the button halfway down until the viewfinder stops flashing then press the button down fully to take the pic. To not use autofocus just press the button down all the way in one motion.
    09-10-2014 10:47 PM
  3. acilsan's Avatar
    Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're looking for (I've never used Blink) but both the Nokia Camera and (MS's) Camera app have autofocus. In both you press the button halfway down until the viewfinder stops flashing then press the button down fully to take the pic. To not use autofocus just press the button down all the way in one motion.
    with blink, the viewfinder will automatically focusing without user pressing button or tapping the screen. Similar feature like android and iphone,
    09-10-2014 11:26 PM
  4. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Why is there no autofocus option in the Nokia camera app, or even the Microsoft Camera app, when Blink, by Microsoft, has it enabled by default?
    Try it out!
    The default Nokia and Microsoft applications do use autofocus but it's slower because it uses single shot focusing method so it seems slower.

    Blink has focus constantly set at Infinity and a lower resolution so images with Blink will probably be worse in quality.
    09-11-2014 11:15 AM
  5. dezzilak's Avatar
    The default Nokia and Microsoft applications do use autofocus but it's slower because it uses single shot focusing method so it seems slower.

    Blink has focus constantly set at Infinity and a lower resolution so images with Blink will probably be worse in quality.
    Not at all, on my end. And I've held it up long enough for the phone to go into sleep.
    09-11-2014 07:18 PM
  6. Deviantelf's Avatar
    Sorry for the confusion then. All the Android phones I had worked the same way: press halfway down to autofocus and all the way down for the shot (even if autofocus wasn't used). This is my first WP, all my others were Android before modern "smart phones" (since phones were called "smart phones" a good ten years before Android/IOS/WP... sorry I find it ironic!) they worked the same way too so it was rather intuitive for me.

    So I'm guessing there's a specific brand of phone or phone model or app that used Android you're trying to replicate or iOS?... as for iOS I don't have much knowledge there.
    09-12-2014 03:08 AM
  7. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Not at all, on my end. And I've held it up long enough for the phone to go into sleep.
    What device do you have?

    Sorry for the confusion then. All the Android phones I had worked the same way: press halfway down to autofocus and all the way down for the shot (even if autofocus wasn't used). This is my first WP, all my others were Android before modern "smart phones" (since phones were called "smart phones" a good ten years before Android/IOS/WP... sorry I find it ironic!) they worked the same way too so it was rather intuitive for me.

    So I'm guessing there's a specific brand of phone or phone model or app that used Android you're trying to replicate or iOS?... as for iOS I don't have much knowledge there.
    Many modern Android devices and iOS devices have continuous autofocus.

    Windows Phone has it too, but on the higher end devices.
    09-12-2014 05:36 AM
  8. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    Why is there no autofocus option in the Nokia camera app, or even the Microsoft Camera app, when Blink, by Microsoft, has it enabled by default?
    Try it out!
    You're right! I didn't realize Blink app had continuous autofocus. Honestly, i think Nokia/Microsoft only added it to snapdragon 800 devices to make people buy the new phones or upgrade. I think it's bs that the 1020 or 92x can't handle it. That's just the way it is. If you really want it, you will have to buy a 1520/icon/930 or possibly wait for the 1020 replacement
    09-12-2014 02:56 PM
  9. dezzilakk's Avatar
    What device do you have?



    Many modern Android devices and iOS devices have continuous autofocus.

    Windows Phone has it too, but on the higher end devices.
    Lumia 1020, as this is its board.
    09-15-2014 10:48 AM
  10. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Lumia 1020, as this is its board.
    Sadly the 1020, despite being capable, was not given continuous focus in Lumia Cyan. Maybe future updates bring it.
    dezzilak likes this.
    09-15-2014 11:33 AM
  11. dezzilak's Avatar
    Seems they removed it in the last Blink update, too. Strange.
    10-17-2014 11:47 AM
  12. pallentx's Avatar
    Anyone get focus issues in Photosynth? Tried a few last weekend and most of the images came out blurry.
    10-17-2014 01:50 PM

Similar Threads

  1. [L1020] No weather alerts?
    By ahalowell in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-10-2014, 10:46 AM
  2. Deal Alert: MetroPCS selling Lumia 521 for just $19 in its stores
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-09-2014, 07:00 PM
  3. Downgrading to 8.0 - why?
    By ROOPERT7 in forum Windows Phone 8.1
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-09-2014, 06:20 PM
  4. Microsoft reportedly close to buying Minecraft maker in $2 billion deal
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-09-2014, 05:42 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD