iPhone 4 Video Zoom

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by W2232, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. W2232 macrumors newbie

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    Just a quick question to any other iPhone users: when switching the camera from photo to video mode, is the video supposed to be zoomed in a little more than the photo? In other words, the photo mode will take wider shots than the video mode. Is this intended or how can I fix this? It doesn't look like the video mode has a digital zoom to mess around with.
     
  2. 5683592 Suspended

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    I'm wondering the same thing. I don't remember having it be like this on the 3GS.
     
  3. MacGeekDC macrumors 6502

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    The iPhone shoots 16:9 video and the screen is 16:10. Double tap in the center while in video mode and it will zoom out to show the full picture.
     
  4. Midoo macrumors newbie

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    when you double tap on the video mode it zooms out but the view angle still smaller than still shooting mode
     
  5. Brien macrumors 68020

    Brien

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    Well, it's probably only using the center of the image sensor, which would explain the FOV change.
     
  6. studio¹³¹ macrumors 6502

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    I find this annoying -- definitely didn't do this on the 3GS...
     
  7. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

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    But it's better than the 3gs because you're getting true 720p video from it.
     
  8. The Tuck macrumors 6502

    The Tuck

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    Yeah that's true. Even if it looks like it's zoomed in more, you're getting a higher resolution in the end. Just double tap the screen to see the full frame.

    -Tuck
     
  9. porkchopboy macrumors newbie

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    No you are wrong that does not work
    The video zooms fwd on its own it's very very annoying, tapping the screen doesn't stop it

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    Yes it's the same on iPhone 4 and 4s very annoying you loose the foreground
    The 3G did not have this, apple must have programmed it to do this for some stupid reason.
    I take video of my baby son all the time - I have to hold the phone screen face out and use the front camera for video.
    For some reason only the main lense zooms in on video - the face lense does not zoom on video
     

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