Christmas Light Picture Issue iPhone 5S

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

  1. xmaseve macrumors regular

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    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

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  3. sclawis300 macrumors 65816

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    My phone can't focus for crap. Thinking about taking it to the apple store.
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

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

    Normal lighting here.
     
  5. vincebm macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    Before that, have you folks tried other camera apps besides the built-in?
     
  8. Hustler1337 macrumors 65816

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

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    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

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    Sounds like you're confusing resolution and image quality.
     
  11. PNutts macrumors 601

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    The 5s doesn't like to focus quickly or well.
     
  12. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

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

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