Weird effect with iPhone camera

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rdrr, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. rdrr macrumors 6502a

    rdrr

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    I was wondering if anyone else has had any weird effects with the iPhone camera. I was at the Patriots Training camp this morning and sitting in the hot sun. I took some good photos with my iPhone, but I also captured this one. It has a fisheye effect on the left side, and I am wondering if it was due to the heat. :confused:
     

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  2. loudestnoise macrumors 6502

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    Yikes, that's cool, but are you concerned about it?
     
  3. unity macrumors 6502a

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    OK... I thought it was the way I took the photo, now I know it was not. I had the same thing happen. I took four photos and one was oddly warped as above.

    I deleted them all, but when I get a chance I am going to take the same pics again.

    Originally I thought it was because the foreground was too close to the camera compared to what I was taking a photo of. I was taking a picture out of a window and there was a frame near the center of the image.

    Cool, but odd.
     
  4. [G5]Hydra macrumors regular

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    The camera is probably using a rolling shutter. If you are outside in excellent light and quickly pan the camera you will see the distortion. In film cameras you have a mechanical device that opens and closes in the blink of an eye. Many CCD's used in digital imaging use a rolling shutter instead of true progressive capture, i.e. the whole image being captured the same instant. With a rolling shutter each line of photoreceptors record their data and then each successive line records in series. With a really fast movement you can actually misalign those recorded lines of data getting a distorted image.
     
  5. 103734 Guest

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    yea I got the same thing in this photo

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    I was taking the photo and pulled my camera down when I was taking it by accident.
     
  6. n8236 macrumors 65816

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    So.....is something wrong w/ the camera? o_O Something I should be concerned about? :confused:
     
  7. 103734 Guest

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    no nothing is wrong with the camera, just don't swing it around when your using it.
     
  8. pixelshaders macrumors member

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    You can even see this effect in camera mode in iphone screen if you spin the phone back and forth slowly.
     

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