I guess my Camera is bad afterall...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by orange42, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. orange42 macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't taken too many pictures using flash but my dad just got a 4S so I figured I'd compare mine with his. My phone is white, his is black.

    Here is how my picture came out:

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    And here is his:

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    At first I thought it would be the screen protector on the back of my phone so I took it off and the pictures still came out with the white tint.
    I've restored numerous times trying to get my battery to get better and it's pretty good now, usually getting 6 hours of usage and at least a day of standby, and my dad and co-worker both just got their 4S and they have the yellow tinted screen, so I'm hesitant to want to go to Apple for a replacement.

    I'm assuming there is nothing I can do other than replace it right? And I'm not crazy, that picture is white right?
     
  2. ToddH macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like glare from a case or the led flash is out of alignment. If the camera performs flawlessly in the daytime without that white glare, then it is the flash.
     
  3. orange42 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah it's fine in the day, and I took the case and screen protector off.

    Even close up pictures with flash on come out good. I'll post one in a second.
     
  4. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    Anytime I use the flash on my 4 I get that washed out effect. I thought they all (iphone 4) had that problem. Was I wrong?
     
  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Has to be the flash reflecting back into the lens. This causes the low contrast image. Could be a case, or even your hand getting into the way. I do think that the white phones have more of this issue.
     
  6. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    If you plan on taking alot of pics with flash then get it replaced. But you are taking the risk of encountering other issues.
     
  7. orange42 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No case for me.

    Yeah I would like to take a lot of good pictures in the dark, or at least better than that, but like I said I really don't want to have to deal with any of the other issues, and I also like that my phone is "brand new" and definitely not refurbished.

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    This is a picture I just took now that DID use flash...
     
  8. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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  9. orange42 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's why I don't get it... The closeup ones are ok, but distance just blur.
     
  10. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    I think that's just how it is. But it's weird that you have the issue but your dads takes a picture without the white haze.
     
  11. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    My phone is white, my moms is black and takes way better photos in the dark with flash.

    Pretty pathetic that Apple never fixed it.

    We have 4 white iPhones in the family and all 4 are horrible compared to the ONE black 4.


    Luckily, I never ever take pictures in the dark and have no need for the flash in any lighting.
     
  12. Givmeabrek, Nov 16, 2011
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    Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    The flash has a very limited range. Just a few feet. Close up shots are dominated by the flash, and the flashback is very low compared to the direct flash. The image is very good.

    In a shot at about 5 feet or more in the dark, the majority of the light is the flashback!! That's where the problem is. The image is dominated by the flashback giving the low contrast shot.

    The white phones seem to be the worst. A poorly designed case or protector or even your hand just makes it worse. :mad:

    EDIT: After a few tests I found it very easy to duplicate your results by getting my fingers just near the lens (not blocking the shot, but just reflecting it back). My shot came out perfectly by keeping my fingers on the camera (yes my 4s is white). The best shot is by turning on the room lights so that the poor flash isn't the main lighting.
     
  13. orange42 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I just did some testing with it. It needs to have a live subject (me) or a closeup one for it to work well I guess. Oh well, I'm likely keeping this phone.
     
  14. daaneel macrumors regular

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    nice persian rug hahah
     
  15. mcdj macrumors 604

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    I think you have bigger things to worry about.

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  16. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    lol
     
  17. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, i was thinking just that when I was looking at the original picture. My first thought was "that place looks haunted as dicks".
     
  18. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    Coming from a person who took the time to photoshop this in :rolleyes:

    Yeah, what bigger things?
     
  19. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

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    ROFL.
    Love that :D
     
  20. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    My white 4s does the same thing. Some pics look hazy as all hell.
     
  21. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    I've been laughing at that for several minutes now, well done! :D
     
  22. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    Only on white iPhone, huh? :D
     
  23. Frenchjay macrumors 68000

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    I've just took this and it looks fine on mine with the flash on.

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  24. daaneel macrumors regular

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    can you take a picture of more distant objects? lets say 20 or more feet away ?
     
  25. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    I was just thinking that picture looks kinda creepy, with the ghost added, its a haunted house.
     

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