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    Default N4 camera not taking pictures.

    This is the second time this has happened. I have the camera on and I'm trying to focus on several subjects and when I go to click the photo it just doesn't take them. So so frustrating. If I e it out of the app and come back in it doesn't work. If I switch to video and then back to camera it works. So strange. Never the less its a lame bug to have on your phone when you are trying to catch a moment.

    Anybody else experienced this?

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    Default Re: N4 camera not taking pictures.

    Happened a couple times, kind of annoying but not the end of the world.

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    Yup, it's happened to me too. I'll forever miss the hardware shutter button on the MT4G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basscase View Post
    Yup, it's happened to me too. I'll forever miss the hardware shutter button on the MT4G.
    Try using Camera Zoom app. WIth that I use my Vol Up button as the shutter button. Much nicer than the frustrating touch shutter button (which is too close to the home button).
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    Default Re: N4 camera not taking pictures.

    Nothing posted on these forums are the end of the world...

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielcj View Post
    Nothing posted on these forums are the end of the world...

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    No, of course not...But where else would we complain about things?

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    Last edited by Basscase; 01-06-2013 at 05:53 PM.
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    Yep just happened to me the first time today. I brought the camera up, pressed the shutter button and... nothing. I noticed that it wasn't doing its usual focusing thing as well. Solution: I turned the phone off then back on.
    Agreed, not the end of the world Just thought I'd document here though.

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    It happened to me yesterday several times, and the fix was to restart the camera app. But this is not the solution, this a bug in the camera app which google needs to fix possibly in the next software update
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMRRK View Post
    It happened to me yesterday several times, and the fix was to restart the camera app. But this is not the solution, this a bug in the camera app which google needs to fix possibly in the next software update
    It's definitely a bug, has happened to me several times where the camera just won't take a picture. Have to kill the app totally to get it working again. Very annoying especially if you're trying to catch a picture of your kid acting all cute and you miss the moment.
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    Default Re: N4 camera not taking pictures.

    Quote Originally Posted by mzanette View Post
    It's definitely a bug, has happened to me several times where the camera just won't take a picture. Have to kill the app totally to get it working again. Very annoying especially if you're trying to catch a picture of your kid acting all cute and you miss the moment.
    Exactly this was my main frustration with the camera failing. Not the end of the world but definitely worth a fix.

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    Well i can take pictures, it's just REALLY slow. 1 second delay taking pictures
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    I have the same issue, but another issue I'm having is the led flash not wanting to turn off at the same time the camera app doesn't want to take a pic. Anyone else?

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    This is really the only complaint I have with this phone. The camera sucks! I had an htc sensation before this and it took way better pictures(same megapixels).
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    Thought nexus had a lot of megapixels but terrible quality

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    think the camera's pretty awful. Very slow shutter and won't focus easily on auto focus, which is possibly why your photos aren't being 'taken'. I find the camera terrible in low light or with flash too. Just ok outside in decent light for doing snap shots, but still a bit hit and miss. From what I can see, it's inferior to more expensive competitors' phone cameras. Perhaps they used a cheaper sensor ?
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    it happened to me yesterday for the 1st time. camera was not taking a picture and the flash was continously ON.
    I had to stop the app, reboot the phone to close the flash.

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