1. bertsirkin's Avatar
    The biggest disappointment, at least for me, in the N3 was the fact that you couldn't focus and expose in two different areas of the image, as many other phones lets you do. Many of the Android camera apps allow you to do this, if the phone permits it, and, of course, the N3 doesn't.

    Anyone know if the N4 lets you do this?
    10-03-2014 08:49 PM
  2. keyzlife's Avatar
    The biggest disappointment, at least for me, in the N3 was the fact that you couldn't focus and expose in two different areas of the image, as many other phones lets you do. Many of the Android camera apps allow you to do this, if the phone permits it, and, of course, the N3 doesn't.

    Anyone know if the N4 lets you do this?
    Not sure what you mean. Are you referring to selective focus like on the galaxy S5?

    sent from my Samsung GALAXY Note® 3
    10-03-2014 08:51 PM
  3. bertsirkin's Avatar
    No. On many phones, you can drag one finger to select where you want to focus and simultaneously drag another finger where you want to expose. All the iPhones allow this, and, as I understand it, many of the Android phones do as well.

    Like this:
    Question on the N4 camera: focus and expose separately?-cameraplus_exp-focus.jpg


    This site explains it better:
    http://everydayelementsonline.com/20...osure-control/
    cvail likes this.
    10-03-2014 08:55 PM
  4. Yk Chin's Avatar
    Whoa that's a cool feature I didn't even know it's existed! I sure hope Note 4 has it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    10-03-2014 09:40 PM
  5. keyzlife's Avatar
    No. On many phones, you can drag one finger to select where you want to focus and simultaneously drag another finger where you want to expose. All the iPhones allow this, and, as I understand it, many of the Android phones do as well.

    Like this:
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    This site explains it better:
    http://everydayelementsonline.com/20...osure-control/
    OK. I wasn't aware of this feature. Have to check it out more. I haven't heard of any mention of it in the list of features for the Note 4.

    sent from my Samsung GALAXY Note® 3
    10-03-2014 10:05 PM
  6. honey_bee_33's Avatar
    That is a cool feature! Please, please, please let the note 4 have this feature!
    10-03-2014 10:27 PM
  7. CatLady2010's Avatar
    If this feature is available on the Note 4, I haven't been able to figure out how to use it. Another feature on the iPhone I cannot seem to find on my Note 4 is the ability to lock the focus - on my iPhone, I could press and hold the screen and the focus would lock, which can come in handy if you want to create bokeh shots.
    12-06-2014 11:47 AM
  8. bertsirkin's Avatar
    I've been experimenting, and if you press your finger on your subject and hold it on the screen, the camera will lock focus and exposure, but you have to KEEP your finger on the screen - as soon as you release your finger, AF unlocks.
    CatLady2010 likes this.
    12-06-2014 12:01 PM
  9. CatLady2010's Avatar
    That seems to work! Thanks!
    12-06-2014 09:55 PM

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