spark plugs.

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is anyone else not impressed with the iPhone X camera?

I find that, unless lighting conditions are great and I take the time to focus, the cameras are really blurry and can't handle any movement.

My old 7+ could take action pics with no problems.

Is it possible I have a lemon?
 
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hevaKmaI

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I wonder if it might be a bad batch. I have seen this happen once or twice, but other times (usually in better lighting) the pictures come out fine.
 

Diminish82

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I have been wondering the same with my X. It is capable of taking good photos, but the frame has to be still and you have to take your time with the shot. Low light or motion and you’re guaranteed a potato photo.

I thought it was just me. Love my X but the camera is not stellar
 

fs454

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It's user error or a defective device. I'm getting absolute money shots out of mine. I'll edit up some more action shots at some point, but I'm fond of the tele lens for most of my shots.
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Tom G.

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Either you cannot take photos, or you have a rare defective unit. You can decide which it is by taking your phone to an Apple store and have them check it out. If they say there is no problem well the problem must be your skill level. The vast majority are quite pleased with the photo taking ability of the iPhone X.

You may want to go a few threads down on this forum and find the one titled "Pics taken on iPhone X" and you will see what your phone is actually capable of.
 

spark plugs.

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Feb 20, 2010
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Either you cannot take photos, or you have a rare defective unit. You can decide which it is by taking your phone to an Apple store and have them check it out. If they say there is no problem well the problem must be your skill level. The vast majority are quite pleased with the photo taking ability of the iPhone X.

You may want to go a few threads down on this forum and find the one titled "Pics taken on iPhone X" and you will see what your phone is actually capable of.
I have quite a bit of experience with photography and I've owned every iPhone since the 3G. I know what to expect. As you can see, others are reporting the same thing.

A lot of pictures posted are still-life... So they're not disproving me.

Nevertheless, I'm going to take it to the genius bar to get their thoughts.
 

NDAGT

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Dec 4, 2017
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I have had a problem with focussing due to a case with a magnetic front fold (not the Apple folio case). It most definitely interfered with the focussing. I have published 2 pics here - one in the case, one out of the case. Needless to say, I am no longer using this case:

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Bojan

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Sep 28, 2011
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OP: Get the phone swapped. This guy did and it completely fixed it:

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-x-blurry-photos-and-over-exposed.2088606/

My X is taking top notch photos! I just finished a week with family at a beach house and took lots of snaps of the kids running around, waves, etc. in all kinds of lighting conditions and the shots came out great!

Do you use virtual button on the screen, or are you using the volume up/down button? Let me know.
 
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