Weird camera bug!

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  1. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    So I was at a party last night and I went to take a picture of my friends with my iPhone... when suddenly I made it zoom in somehow. Performance was sluggish, but the camera was actually zoomed in. It looked like it was at either 2x or 4x.

    I have no idea how I did this, but has it happened to anyone else?
     
  2. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    nope
     
  3. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah I know how you did it. You went a few steps closer :D
     
  4. p0intblank thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Haha Yeah, that is possible... but I'm serious! I made sure to stay in the same place when restarting the Camera app and it went back to normal.
     
  5. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a

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    Bro admit it, you were drinking a little that night :D
    lol
     
  6. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    It would be cool for apple to add the pinch feature to the camera in terms of zooming in and out just like a picture. Maybe that is possible and you did that? I don't have an iPhone :(
     
  7. p0intblank thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Actually, no. :p All they had was beer and I don't do that. There has to be someone who experienced this...
     
  8. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    that would be really cool....
     
  9. earthsick macrumors regular

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    i was drunk a few weeks ago and dropped my iphone then the next day when i woke up the camera was acting odd...the colors were oddly saturated and made everything look like a cartoon kind of like the posterize filter on photoshop...I got mine replaced but i guess the moral of the story here is keep the iphone in your pocket while drinking
     
  10. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a

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    Bro I been pinching, double tapping, sliding, even talking to my iphone for the past 5 minutes
    Nothing happened, no zoom :D
     
  11. p0intblank thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I wasn't imagining things. It really zoomed in. And like I said, performance even took a hit because of the low light conditions. Trust me, it freaked me out!
     
  12. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a

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    If you say so :)
    Is it even possible if the camera thats preinstalled not to have zoon capabilities but do a software update zoom?
     
  13. anubis macrumors 6502a

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    Even if it did do a digital zoom, I wouldn't care. Digital zoom doesn't result in any additional picture information being gathered by the camera. All it does is crop and enlarge a smaller area of the CMOS active area and perform a simple pixel interpolation (or other smoothing operation) to simulate a zoomed in image. It's nothing you can't do in Photoshop.
     
  14. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    Are you sure it wasnt just the apeture letting in more light? Sometimes Ill hold mine up and the screen is dark, then it will get progressively brighter as more light comes into the lense.

    NO ONE else has ever seen it zoom, I doubt you have some super special one of a kind edition. Probably just thought you saw something that you really didnt see.
     
  15. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    it doesn't zoom though you clearly do ;)

    and even if it did it would be useless because it wouldn't be anything but cropping the available image data digitally.
     
  16. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    haha I did the same thing! just to check!
     
  17. brn2prgrm macrumors member

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    Believe it or not, I can support the OP's claim. I was playing around and taking pics with my iPhone and it did do some sort of zoom randomly. Upon taking a picture though, it was captured at normal size (no zoom) and then everything returned back to normal. It was a little awkward but i just ignored it, and it hasn't happened again yet!
     
  18. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    if you move the camera fairly rapidly it can sometimes look like it is zooming in and out.

    You get the same effect by holding it and walking =D
     
  19. bobznc macrumors member

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    Well, maybe I'm wrong here, but wouldn't a zoom feature be only digital and not optical and thus not desirable. A digital zoom can be done in post-production/ spreading the fingers on the iPhone.
     
  20. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    I'd be more than happy with a 2-4x digital zoom.

    Is it wonderful? no but it would be nice.
     
  21. bobznc macrumors member

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    You're a towel.
     
  22. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    I'm not sure whether to be offended, proud, or confused by that comment.
     
  23. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    LOL!

    You're a towel! Oprah's Minge.
     
  24. macduke macrumors 604

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    or maybe he just meant tool and wanted to avoid the banhammer.

    i agree, don't see the point of digital zoom. my canon dslr doesn't have it. its called cropping in photoshop if you really need to.

    that being said, some photobooth-esque filters and video distortions would be fun...just for kicks. that feature alone used to keep my ex occupied for hours, lol.
     
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