Accidental discovery re: cameraTips


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  1. Patkid

    Patkid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I remember reading that you could touch the screen to show the camera where you wished it to focus.
    I was trying that and in holding the focus spot on the screen after a second or so the camera snapped the shot. No push of track thingy.
    Replicated.
    Did I just miss this info? I was really surprised.
    For me, this makes the shot really steady and clear.
    I hope this is not 'old news' but I could not find this info after a couple of forum searches.
    Pat
     

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  2. mikeydingo

    mikeydingo Well-Known Member

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    wow i knew about the tap for auto focus but now i know i can snap pics like this thank you
     
  3. alison03

    alison03 Well-Known Member

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    lol I cannot figure this out. I tap the screen and release quickly and it autofocuses (like normal).

    If I just hold a spot on the screen nothing happens. Then when I release it autofocuses but doesn't take a picture.

    After about 10 tries holding my finger down, I got it to take a picture, but can't figure out what I did differently?
     
  4. mikeydingo

    mikeydingo Well-Known Member

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    yea it ddnt work my first try either idk y
     
  5. Greg525

    Greg525 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, just tried it. Worked for me.
     
  6. zemerick

    zemerick Well-Known Member

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    You need to wait a bit after turning on the camera, or taking a pic. You will notice it focus a little, and center focus square will turn green then disappear. Now you can hold your finger to take a pic.

    NOTE: If you held down too early, and it is not taking the pic. Slide your finger down a litte...but make sure you held on for atleast 3 seconds or it will just bring up the brightness adjustment.

    Oh, and yea...sorry. This was already listed in the tips and tricks section. It's good to know though:)
     
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    prerunnerseth Well-Known Member

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    wow... thanks! this produces really clear shots... I think i move the phone a little when i have to physically press the track thing.
     
  8. alison03

    alison03 Well-Known Member

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    Got it! I wasn't waiting fo the square to focus and turn green. Yep, once it does that and I hold down the screen it works. Thank you!!
     
  9. NoShftShck16

    NoShftShck16 Well-Known Member

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    You have to tap, let it focus then tap and hold.

    Good luck!
     
  10. Syv3n

    Syv3n Well-Known Member

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    Thanks that really makes for the camera to take awesome pictures..I really believe its an 8.2 MP now..
     
  11. 1967ls2

    1967ls2 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!! That worked awesome..
     
  12. RobCohn

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    Thanks!! It worked for me too!!@
     
  13. greenrolaids

    greenrolaids Well-Known Member

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    thx for the tip.

    I wish the camera could remember its flash setting.

    I usually turn off the flash so i dont freak people out, but when i back out of the camera app the flash automatically turns back to auto.

    Nothing like trying to sneak a camera shot in slightly dark bar, and scaring the hell out of half the people there.

    ;)
     
  14. Patkid

    Patkid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I think I'd like to be in a corner in that bar..............just watching.
    LOL
    That flash is BRIGHT
     
  15. airjordan223

    airjordan223 Well-Known Member

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    Wow thats pretty cool, thanks for the tip
     
  16. CaptJager

    CaptJager Well-Known Member

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    Thanks this has helped me with all the pictures I take are now crystal clear and look like a 8mp camera. Thanks again
     
  17. Stole 71

    Stole 71 Active Member

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    Thanks for the tip!
     
  18. renesis22

    renesis22 Well-Known Member

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    Nice!!!!!
     
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    jayefef Well-Known Member

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    AWESOME!!!!!! yes this is much better than auto focus THEN pushing the optical joystick. Picture quality is much better this way...

    This phone rules!
     
  20. Kyuss

    Kyuss Well-Known Member

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    Good stuff. I've been using the delay for taking pics because there is a 2 second delay option. This did wonders for improving my stability with the phone since it doesn't snap the pic as you're pushing the button in.
     
  21. rcicu

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    thanks for the great tip
     
  22. eipee73

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    This tip needs to be added in like 72pt bold font to all tips and tricks threads. This has significantly improved my picture clarity. Thanks a ton!
     
  23. sillyrabbitt123

    sillyrabbitt123 Well-Known Member

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    T h a n k s ! ! ! Awesome!
     
  24. oim415

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    thanks for the tip. This makes the camera tons better to use. Is anyone having a problem with the camera locking up when using the flash?
     
  25. MisawaCraig

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    Great tip, Thanx
     

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