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    Default Newbie camera question: how to touch to focus and shoot

    Pardon the newbie question. I searched but couldn't find a quick answer.

    How do you set it up the camera app so that when you press the screen it focuses and takes a picture with one press on the screen? I don't want to touch the screen to focus and then touch the screen again to take the picture.

    I'm coming from a moto x and HTC one which allow you to touch the screen once to focus the camera and take the picture.

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Newbie camera question: how to touch to focus and shoot

    I don't think that's a feature of the stock camera on the N5. You may want to try a 3rd party camera like Camera Zoom FX.
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    Default Re: Newbie camera question: how to touch to focus and shoot

    That would add a lot of extra delay and would be like we had before the 4.2 update that took too long to get an action shot. I do wish it had a verbal command to take the picture so you could hold the phone with both hands to keep it steady.
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    Default Re: Newbie camera question: how to touch to focus and shoot

    Hold the phone with both hands and use the volume button to take the shot.

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    Nice tip! I wasn't aware of that.

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    Default Re: Newbie camera question: how to touch to focus and shoot

    I must be missing something. I only have to tap the screen trigger once to focus and shoot.

    Agree, nice tip about the volume control!
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    Quote Originally Posted by patruns View Post
    I must be missing something. I only have to tap the screen trigger once to focus and shoot.

    Agree, nice tip about the volume control!
    I believe OP was talking about tapping the image to focus on a particular part, and wants that to trigger the shutter as well. If you task the shutter button, it will focus first, but you can't control what it focuses on.

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    Default Re: Newbie camera question: how to touch to focus and shoot

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    I believe OP was talking about tapping the image to focus on a particular part, and wants that to trigger the shutter as well. If you task the shutter button, it will focus first, but you can't control what it focuses on.

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    Correct! Thanks for the tips so far about using a third party camera app.
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