Christmas Light Picture Issue iPhone 5S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by xmaseve, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. xmaseve macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    Anyone else having problems taking pictures in front of Christmas trees in medium to low-light conditions where the iPhone 5S is having trouble focusing? I've never had it this bad before with any previous iPhones....very frustrating.
  2. oVerboost macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2013
    United Kingdom
  3. sclawis300 macrumors 65816

    Apr 22, 2010
    My phone can't focus for crap. Thinking about taking it to the apple store.
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Same problem here, had to make it focus on something other than the tree.

    Normal lighting here.
  5. vincebm macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2013
    Same problem here! Went to a concert yesterday and one of the band's lighting setup was made only of candles (kinda like a christmas tree from a distance). From the distance, with any other iphone this scene would have been easily focusable, but it was absolutely impossible to focus the 5S. It was almost as if it was not responding at all.

    Other bands had more traditionnal lighting and there were no problems.
  6. xmaseve thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    Thanks for all the responses...glad to know I'm not the only one! Hopefully Apple can get some fix out before Christmas or I might have to go buy a regular digital camera....the horror :eek:
  7. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Before that, have you folks tried other camera apps besides the built-in?
  8. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000


    Dec 23, 2010
    London, UK
    Any samples? (blur/block out your faces in need be). Also, have you tried other cameras on the same scene?
  9. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    I would like to see a sample also. What is the ambient lighting like? I tried this with dark ambient lighting and the tree focused OK. Definitely doesn't look like an 8 Mega Pixel photo. More like 3
  10. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Sounds like you're confusing resolution and image quality.
  11. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    The 5s doesn't like to focus quickly or well.
  12. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    You're right, I am. Regardless, the pictures look like garbage.

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