How likely will iOS 6 allow iPhone 4S to zoom while recording?

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  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hello, we know that the iPhone 4S cannot zoom in or out while taking the video. Is this a software or hardware limitation? How likely will iOS 6 address this issue? Thanks.
     
  2. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    cellphones do not have an optical zoom and most probably never will. Digital zoom isn't very good. Also the more you zoom the more shaky a video will be.

    Not sure if they will implement it, but if they do it's not going to be a great feature.
     
  3. ThatsMeRight, May 9, 2012
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    The iPhone actually does have digital zoom - not too sure about video recording digital zoom, though.
     
  4. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I tried the Galaxy Note. It can do that. Sometimes I need this feature.
     
  5. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    Are you sure about that? I am fairly certain there are no moving parts in that camera. If I were a betting man I would put my money on digital zoom only.

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    Not saying it can't zoom....it will only be digital though, and the quality is lowered through digital zooming.

    When you zoom that why the processor pretty much tries to guess details of the item it's zooming in on and like I said, if you are moving while recording it's going to be very shaky.
     
  6. klamse25 macrumors 6502a

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    No it does not have optical zoom. It has digital zoom. It relies on software to zoom digitally. It doesn't use a lens to zoom in physically.
     
  7. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So, there is a possibility that iOS 6 or some App would enable this function?
     
  8. WRP macrumors 6502a

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    There's an app for that. But you are going to lose quality.
     
  9. ah123 macrumors regular

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    Yes there's a possibility.
     
  10. WRP macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, but it's got a really obscure name you would never think to look for.
    It's called....... wait for it...... "Video Zoom" :rolleyes:
     
  11. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Sorry for possible confusion. What I mean is:

    Start the recording. While the device is recording, zoom in and out.

    The Galaxy Note can do this. The staff at Apple Store told me that iPhone 4S can't. Windows Phone 7.5 also cannot do this.
     
  12. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thank you very very much. This is what I have been looking for. I might buy an iPhone 4S with 64GB.
     
  13. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    The iPhone has a fixed focal length at 4.3mm with a equivalent of 35mm in a full frame camera. A tiny 8 crop sensor with pixels at approximately 1.75 microns in size. This is for the 4S.
     
  14. DodgeV83 macrumors 6502a

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    Digital zoom is not very good, it doesn't actually get you closer to what you're filming, it just crops and blows up the picture.
     
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