1. Edible Walrus's Avatar
    I was just messing around in the camera and I found sometimes auto-focus would give me a red square (although it's worth noting that it seemed to be in the same places where it did that) and fail to focus. Why is this? Does it happen to you? Is my S4 dodgy? I can't return it now, because my cooling off period just ended
    09-11-2013 05:33 PM
  2. dakeb's Avatar
    Bad light with low battery (flash disabled)? Too close to object?

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    09-11-2013 05:52 PM
  3. HPferoxCraft's Avatar
    That and try moving the square to what you want to focus on before holding down the shoot button.

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    09-11-2013 05:59 PM
  4. Edible Walrus's Avatar
    I'd say I was about 2 to 3 metres away from the subject. It was an indoor shot. Auto would give me the red square, manually moving it to that point would give me the red square. Move it a little bit from that point I'd get green (sometimes going back to where I got the red one would give green). It seems to randomly through out a red square (I think I'm correct in saying there've been other situations where it's done it). I tap > wait for square > shoot, but sometimes the red square is thrown up so I have to start again

    Maybe it's just bad lighting. One of the shots I was trying to get it to focus between to things and it was dark between the two
    09-11-2013 06:23 PM
  5. STSVA's Avatar
    It's telling you that it can't focus on the area covered by the square. That may be because of low light or too little contrast in the area you're trying to focus on. Multi-thousand dollar dslrs can have the same problem, albeit under more extreme conditions compared to a phone camera.

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    09-11-2013 06:49 PM

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