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Old Oct 9, 2012, 01:37 PM   #1
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Strange iPhone 5 Camera Issue

I absolutely love taking photos with my iPhone. My iPhone 4 served this purpose with excellence for over 2 years, unfortunately with my iPhone 5, I'm having a slight issue. I've read about the 'purple haze' issue, but mine is different. See the green dot appearing on my photos? Any ideas? Perhaps it's time to make a Genius Bar appointment?







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Old Oct 9, 2012, 01:40 PM   #2
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I absolutely love taking photos with my iPhone. My iPhone 4 served this purpose with excellence for over 2 years, unfortunately with my iPhone 5, I'm having a slight issue. I've read about the 'purple haze' issue, but mine is different. See the green dot appearing on my photos? Any ideas? Perhaps it's time to make a Genius Bar appointment?



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Personally, I think it look cool, especially the last one, but it'd definitely get annoying after a while. Definitely go in for a Genius Bar appointment.
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 01:45 PM   #3
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That spot is from lens flare, given that the position changes depending on where the bright light source is. Does it appear in a flatly lit scene?
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 01:51 PM   #4
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nice pics, San Diego?
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 01:52 PM   #5
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 01:52 PM   #6
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I get that too when the sun is directly in the frame. It's a lens flare or reflection of some surface inside the camera assembly. I assume that's its possibly due to the smaller (shallower) camera assembly on the iPhone 5 (but really don't know if that's the case.) Interested to know if it's "normal" as well.

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Old Oct 9, 2012, 01:59 PM   #7
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I get that too when the sun is directly in the frame. It's a lens flare or reflection of some surface inside the camera assembly. I assume that's its possibly due to the smaller (shallower) camera assembly on the iPhone 5 (but really don't know if that's the case.) Interested to know if it's "normal" as well.

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Do you have any photos containing the dot that you'd be willing to share? I'd like to see how it looks with other people's phones.

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That spot is from lens flare, given that the position changes depending on where the bright light source is. Does it appear in a flatly lit scene?
No, in photos without a bright light source, there is no dot/flare.

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nice pics, San Diego?
Thank you! And you are correct!
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 02:04 PM   #8
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If it only appears with a bright light source, it's likely just the normal effects of such. If you are happy otherwise with the rest of the phone there is no point in exchanging. The next phone will do that as well. It is the result of lens design constraints and challenging lighting situations. I think your camera is A-OK.
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 05:57 PM   #9
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Do you have any photos containing the dot that you'd be willing to share? I'd like to see how it looks with other people's phones.



No, in photos without a bright light source, there is no dot/flare.



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Old Oct 24, 2012, 05:21 PM   #10
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This is my green dot experience! Click image for larger version

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Old Dec 7, 2012, 08:14 PM   #11
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The older iphones don't have this issue, I have all of them including the first iphone, iphone 3G, iphone 4 and iphone 4S and this is the first one to show a green dot when there is strong light light.

I have noticed this today and check my second iphone 5 and it also has this issue.

It is normal for the iphone 5, what I don't understand is why this new iphone 5 display that green dot and the iphone 4S don't have this issue.

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Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:41 PM   #12
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So, does this affect all iPhone 5s or just some? As others have said, it appears when direct light is in shot. Here's a video demonstrating it. Its position changes when the angle changes. Note, it's not a reflection on the wall as it might look at first, it's in the lens and only appears in the photo/video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o39XRuVD3Mg
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 10:18 PM   #13
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I don't have anything to offer you, but where the hell do you live? It looks absolutely beautiful.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 03:11 PM   #14
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I don't have anything to offer you, but where the hell do you live? It looks absolutely beautiful.
Hah, thank you. It's actually my parents' house in Devon, UK, where I was for Christmas. I passed on the message to my mum
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