1. jack_kay's Avatar
    I have a note4 since 31 october and it seems the camera won't focus properly. The close up shots are high quality but for the far shots its all blurry. Its not even that far lets say around 4-5 feet and the picture is blurry. I can get sharp focus on objects closer than 3 feet consistently, even in low light.
    other than that the phone runs perfect.

    here are some samples I shot:

    problem with camera focusing: blutty picture-2dl8dp9.jpg

    problem with camera focusing: blutty picture-jh1xgdz.jpg

    problem with camera focusing: blutty picture-zbudgkh.jpg
    shot exif
    http://i.imgur.com/7Tud0oF.jpg


    how you can see form exif data the last one is a photo taken with a lot of light and the speed is 1/3072 with iso 40, so it's impossible to get out of focus image of still subjects in this light condition





    the close-up shots are good:
    problem with camera focusing: blutty picture-1rroxgo.jpg


    what do you think? did anybody else spot this problem?

    is it an hardware issue? maybe I cal solve with a deep reset?
    bplink95 likes this.
    11-16-2014 08:59 AM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    Do you tap on what you want to focus on?

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    11-16-2014 09:50 AM
  3. jack_kay's Avatar
    yes, in 5 picture 3-4 are out of focus

    but when I shoot closeup image everything works fine



    look at this

    problem with camera focusing: blutty picture-o9ryqfr.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/HEiW71h.jpg
    11-16-2014 11:14 AM
  4. Nate-Marilinda Hales's Avatar
    I have the same problem. I have an Otter Box Defender case on mine but I think it was doing it before i put the case on. I have a T-Mobile phone. I have tried everything I can think of and I am fairly savvy. frustrating for sure.

    Thanks,
    Nate
    11-21-2014 11:23 AM
  5. MiroslavSajic's Avatar
    Same problem with me on my galaxy s5, far away subjects are blurry but close one are sharp...Here is an example :problem with camera focusing: blutty picture-20141122_110647.jpg
    11-22-2014 09:05 PM
  6. Kikoshi's Avatar
    I have the same problem. I have an Otter Box Defender case on mine but I think it was doing it before i put the case on. I have a T-Mobile phone. I have tried everything I can think of and I am fairly savvy. frustrating for sure.

    Thanks,
    Nate
    MIne is also T-Mobile :/, I really hope is not part of their batch, I'll be damn pissed! I only got 2 more days for the end of my return policy ~_~
    11-23-2014 01:04 AM
  7. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I'm on ATT and don't have this issue at all.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-23-2014 01:33 AM
  8. Kikoshi's Avatar
    I dont see why theres no macro option :/, i can only get it with other apps though, sad :<. Yet yeah blurry... huh, only Tmobile in these messages?
    11-23-2014 01:57 AM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    I really only have issues with moving objects.
    11-23-2014 03:46 AM
  10. LaTuFu's Avatar
    I really only have issues with moving objects.
    If you're in auto mode, just hold down the shutter button or the volume keys. It will do a burst shot of up to 30 photos.

    Or sport shot mode, which has a faster shutter speed.
    Ntchwaidumela likes this.
    11-24-2014 07:33 PM
  11. ftrengineer's Avatar
    I have the same issue. Extremely annoying. I'm taking my note 4 back for a replacement ASAP. Love the phone otherwise
    11-28-2014 10:23 AM
  12. Preach2k's Avatar
    No issues with me on Verizon.


    Sent from my GNote4 using Tapatalk!
    11-29-2014 06:45 PM
  13. Closingracer's Avatar
    Have Verizon Verizon and it works better then the t-mobile variant in terms of camera focusing

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    11-29-2014 08:41 PM
  14. Astronomer cykiller's Avatar
    I just wish samsung will give us fast shutter speed for the note 5 next year. I need to hold my note 4 steadily to take good photos. But, once i move, or my object moves, the result is satisfactory. I wish the shutter speed is somewhere around 250-300. Although, the video recorder is superb.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-29-2014 09:14 PM
  15. NocturnalDroid's Avatar
    Try wiping lens? Maybe some residue on it.
    11-29-2014 10:38 PM
  16. fragologist's Avatar
    Mine works well with focusing (vzw n4). The only issue I've had with the camera is blurry night time photos.

    I am in the process of making my Note 4 self aware.
    11-29-2014 11:00 PM
  17. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    I have a N4 on TMO, but my camera works just fine. Are you using the Samsung camera or the Google camera?
    11-29-2014 11:43 PM
  18. Preach2k's Avatar
    11-30-2014 12:07 AM
  19. ftrengineer's Avatar
    Got a replacement today and now the camera works perfectly. The T-Mobile rep tried to sucker me into the old "software update is coming spiel" but I was having none of that. Clearly there is an issue with a small number of these camera modules
    12-01-2014 08:21 PM

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