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    Default Camera bright objects not focusing.

    Hi all have a question about photos taken with bright objects. Whenever I take a photo which has bright lights it ruins the whole photo. I tap in different areas to try refocus but makes no difference. Even at times part of the picture goes really dark. Anyone have a solution?
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    Default Re: Camera bright objects not focusing.

    I've had the same problem. Is especially bad with neon signs at night. I've been told that if you change the USA manually to something really fast which I believe means the higher numbers like 800 and 1600 that it helps but havn't tried that yet myself. I think it would probably make it very difficult at that speed to get good focus though.

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    Default Re: Camera bright objects not focusing.

    I changed the ISO to the highest setting as techitrucker suggested but still same result. This is very disappointing for such a great phone. Anyone have any other fix suggestions.
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    Default Re: Camera bright objects not focusing.

    That's just what happens with artificial lighting, exactly the same as on a real camera

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    Default Re: Camera bright objects not focusing.

    Have you check to see if the lens needs cleaning?
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    Default Re: Camera bright objects not focusing.

    Lens is clean phone is less then a week old. My wife iphone takes better pics in bright light situations.

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    Default Re: Camera bright objects not focusing.

    Someone must know a manual fix. Really don't want to go back to a iphone.

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    Default Re: Camera bright objects not focusing.

    Making the shutter speed faster will help some, but the rest of the photo will be underexposed like your wife's iPhone

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    Default Re: Camera bright objects not focusing.

    Did you try the "backlight" option? I have been getting decent pictures with this selected. Click auto, then the bottom mode.

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    Default Re: Camera bright objects not focusing.

    Tried backlight mode but made no difference. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Default Re: Camera bright objects not focusing.

    Not sure there is much you can do regarding lens flare on such a small lens. There have been some complaints about the lens cover being plastic instead of glass, this will have an effect too.
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    Default Re: Camera bright objects not focusing.

    Ok I have worked out a exceptable way to have decent photos with bright lights. Focus on the lights themselves by pressing on the screen in that area and take the photo. Then edit the photo and adjust the exposure. End result isn't too bad but not perfect.

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