First time caller, long time listener. I searched the other threads, and, as this is a pretty specific issue, I decided to post here. If this issue has already been addressed, please point me to it? Thanks! I have read a lot of complaints about the lack of sharpness to the images collected by the stock Galaxy camera/app. I too am having problems getting sharp images. I have done many experiments and assure you that this is not an issue caused by shake magnification due to the use of the digital zoom ( which is surely the cause of many of the difficulties that users are experiencing), but is directly link to the inability to override the decidedly annoying autofocus "feature" of the GNex. I compose my picture. I use the manual focus to focus on the area/detail I am interested in, *without* using any digital zoom. The green box of sharpness indicates that I am the Golden Child. Yay! Right? Wrong. As soon as I take my finger from the screen, the autofocus jumps in and tries to "help", unfocusing the image, making for a fuzzy, useless mess. To this point, a few questions, and then one tip regarding improving perceived image quality with this phone in the Gallery app. Question 1: Does this happen to others, where the autofocus immediately overrides the manual focus? Is my phone jacked up? Question 2: I have searched though all of the settings to disable to auto-focus and have found nothing. Does anyone know how to disable this function? Question 3: Are there any camera apps that will allow me actually use the camera as it is intended, or am I doomed to sell this amazing machine because the engineers who designed it have clearly never used or designed a working camera phone before? Question 4: Also, with my old Fascinate, I was able to activate the "shutter" by continuously pressing on the desired focus area on the screen. This does not seem to be the case with my phone. Known issue, or is my phone not working properly? Question 5: The "image stabilization" is either really, really poor, or is not working. How do I verify that the IS function is operating properly? PROTIP: The only images that I have taken that had any sharpness to them were through the 2MP camera. On preview, the images looked great, but then when I went to look at them in the gallery, there was something wrong. I have found that, for some unknown reason, the auto-screen brightness interferes with viewing the images properly in the Gallery app. By turning off the auto-brightness and cranking up the screen to 75% or more, I was able to see a lot more of the details that I initially saw in the camera preview, but vanished in the Gallery. Thanks for any help!