Camera auto-focus.

mikep7779

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Is there anyway to make the phone auto-focus? If I get lucky it will focus and take a good picture. Other times it just wont focus and i'm forced to take a blurry picture. I didnt see anything in settings.
 

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It should be constantly focusing.. That is the feature that makes this camera so great. At least I thought it was.

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It should be constantly focusing.. That is the feature that makes this camera so great. At least I thought it was.

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I know, thats what all the reviews said my my phone just sits out of focus. I assumed it was a setting but saw nothing.
 

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Can't you touch the screen where you want it to focus? I would think that would solve the out of focus problems.

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Sounds like it is. Probably a customs played with model ;-)

Box was sealed with 1 sticker, I doubt that customs had anything to do with it lol. Regardless it would be a hardware issue. It seems however that if I open the pic preview, then hop back to the camera it focuses no problem. Ill call sprint and try to take more pictures tomorrow.
 

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my camera focus is messed up too. it will stay unfocused for up to 30 seconds before the focus kicks in. looks like its a defect of some kind. not happy about it at all
 

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I had a couple shots that seemed to do this as well....touched the screen, it would then focus, but then go back out of focus.
 

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Same thing is happening to me :( a lot of my pics n vids are coming out blurry mostly in lower light situations where as my epic touch never had a problem in does aspecs :-( my epic touch was much better taking pics n vids in low light...hope this can be fix with an update because I already sold my epic touch :-(
 

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Mine does have trouble focusing in lower light situations. Strange seeing as HTC toted this camera as having a fast f/2 lense that would outperform all other camera phones in low light situations.

Also noticed that the lense elements in my camera will "pop" from time to time while focusing. I haven't noticed that it has affected performance though.
 
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So after some testing I've decided that it is a software issue and not a hardware one.

The problem pops up when the camera focuses on something REALLY close to the lens. After this happens it is unable to focus on things more then a few inches away. This however can be solved by reopening the camera.
 

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I think it is a hardware issue. I have two of the phones and side by side and one is blurry and the other is fine. Used a seperate camera app and had the same issue.
 

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If the camera focuses on something VERY close (~3" away), it seems to lock the focus on this and only stopping/restarting the camera app will allow the camera to re-focus (pushing the hardware shutter/tapping on the screen doesn't help)

There is also a definite clicking/popping sound when closing the camera app when it "unlocks"

Anyone else seeing this?
 

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If you're having focus issues is it just the intended subject that is out of focus or the whole picture. I found that if I try to take a close up picture of a subject and there is lots of other subjects in the area at different focal planes, it is focusing on something in the background. Tapping on the screen where the subject I want to capture seems to do something but it's almost impossible to hold the phone still enough to take advantage of it or the camera is refocusing once I push the shutter button.

I'm hoping there will be a software fix for this. Otherwise the camera has been great.
 

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Box was sealed with 1 sticker, I doubt that customs had anything to do with it lol. Regardless it would be a hardware issue. It seems however that if I open the pic preview, then hop back to the camera it focuses no problem. Ill call sprint and try to take more pictures tomorrow.

are you sure.. ? I heard customs people also like the camera.. so must have opened some.

am j/k.

1. I will suggest chaging all Camera settigs to default. You can do that from the settings ion in teh middle of the screen

2. have you installed any other camera applications ?