12-02-2012, 08:34 PM #1
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When I turn on the macro mode (close up), if the camera can't detect "close objects" , it won't focus.
Macro mode off
Does you Lumia 920 act like this?
It won't happen on Lumia 900, if you turn on the macro mode on Lumia 900, it can still focus.
Thank you very much
EDIT: How do I remove the attached photo??
12-16-2012, 07:29 PM #5
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Yep... Close-up Mode acts as a focus limiter. Your focus range is in the neighborhood of 6 inches to one foot away from your subject.
Designed to be more accurate and quicker on focusing on objects close up.George Ponder
Reviews Editor - Windows Phone Central
12-16-2012, 11:01 PM #6
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My wifes Lumia 920 seems to have this issue as well. Though I have checked the settings and it is not in macro mode. It just cannot obtain proper focus. When you half press the camera button to focus it will adjust, come into focus for a brief instant, then return to blurry. When you take the picture it stays blurry as well. My 920 does not have this problem. The pictures from our phones look about as different as the two example pics at the top of this thread. Is there any known (fixable) issue with the camera not focusing, or do I need to take this back and get a new one?
- 01-04-2013, 03:53 PM #8
I have an even worse problem...no matter what I do...it looks in great focus on the screen, but as soon as i snap the pic...it's all fuzzy and washed out...everything on auto in flourescent lighting....just looks blah. my iphone 5 took much better pics...I'm wondering if I'm screwing something up or got bad hardware...
01-07-2013, 01:43 PM #9
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Instead of a new thread I'll continue with this and add to the above poster post.
I was quite annoyed on the weekend trying to take pics of my daughter in a winter wonderland. Lots of overly soft after the shot but sharp in focus preview. What do you guys think of the attached comparison?
I half pressed the camera button to focus, grabbed a screenshot then took the picture. I didn't let go of camera button from screenshot so it should be representative of what I'm experiencing. Though I'm not sure the screen shot is representative of what it actually looks like on screen...
Last edited by anthonyng; 01-07-2013 at 01:55 PM. Reason: Added pictures
01-07-2013, 02:11 PM #10
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01-09-2013, 02:02 AM #16
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And yea, snow shots are annoying and tough!
- 01-21-2013, 12:52 AM #18
My wife bought a Lumia 920 a week back. I was really really impressed about the quality of photographs especially in low light.
She got some updates and one of that was assumed to be software update for camera, after that the phone camera lost its ability to focus sharp. when you do the half press, I can see while it is 'looking for the right focus' it focus for a split second then becomes out of focus, so when it takes the photograph it takes the blurry picture.
I'm a quality assurance engineer who deals with video, imaging, cameras, etc everyday - so I can guarantee you I'm not wrong.
- 01-21-2013, 12:48 PM #20
I am using Lumia 920 as well and I noticed the same problem with the pictures since I bought the phone. Pictures taken for near objects, up to half a meter away are clear, crisp and well-focused; those taken for further objects are blurry and unfocused. I don't know what is causing the problem since I see a very clear picture, for a split second on the screen while autofocusing, but then what eventually stays on screen and is captured is the unfocused one. It is really annoying and there is huge difference in the quality of the pictures taken with my previous N8 and the Lumia 920. Please let me know if there is way to fix it.
01-21-2013, 12:59 PM #21
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OK, people, please give YOUR HEAD A SHAKE!
If you're in MACRO mode, it means the focal range is LIMITED - close shots.
If you take a regular photo (e.g., Portrait 10 feet away), it will be blurry BY DESIGN.
It's not a defect, there's nothing wrong with your camera! Don't return the phone.
Sit down, boil some water, make yourself a tea. :)
If you want REGULAR focal ranges, just change the mode from macro to any other relevant mode (e.g., DEFAULT/AUTO).
01-21-2013, 08:26 PM #23
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This is exactly my problem as well. It tries to get a focus lock, but never does. The resulting picture is a little out of focus. I find that this tends to happen more when trying to take pictures at a distance -- over 50 feet. Yes, my setting is on Auto, not close up. Even then, once in a while it does get a focus lock.
I tried a friend's Lumia 920 this week, and it didn't seem to have the problem. I will probably try to get my phone switched. In the meanwhile, I'd recommend the CameraPro app, which allows you to manually focus to infinity. The pictures come out really sharp when I used it.
- 01-25-2013, 07:41 AM #24
The phone is not set to the macro mode when taking pictures, but to auto focus, so it should focus properly to non near objects!! If some phones have this problems while others don't then there are some faulty handsets, for one reason or another, and they should be returned.
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