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TS4436 Why is my camer blury?

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Jul 5, 2013 3:45 PM

Why is my iPhone 5 camera blurry?

iPhone 5, iOS 6.1.4
  • serenitynow1 Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)
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    Jul 5, 2013 3:48 PM (in response to Saints)

    clean the outer glass cover.

  • serenitynow1 Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)
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    Jul 5, 2013 5:13 PM (in response to Saints)

    how did you clean it inside?

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,555 points)
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    Jul 5, 2013 5:33 PM (in response to Saints)

    Saints wrote:

     

    I'm pretty sure it's just a setting. It focuses on close up pictures and blurs all of the background I just can't figure out which setting or how it got on that setting

    OK, you need basic education in photography. What you describe is exactly what should happen in low light levels. There is no way to get everything in focus unless there is sufficent light. I'm not going to give a long explanation here, but you can probably learn something by googling "depth of field". (Actually, this is a good explanation: http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/depth-of-field.htm).

     

    What you need to do is tap on the object that you want to be in focus. Anything closer or further away will be blurred, unless there is very strong light.

  • Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6 (12,460 points)
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    Jul 5, 2013 5:38 PM (in response to Saints)

    Focusing on something close to the lens usually results in having a blurry background. When this happens does the close object remain in focus? If so the camera may be acting normally.

     

    What happens when you take a photo of a scene that has nothing close to the phone?

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,555 points)
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    Jul 5, 2013 5:48 PM (in response to Saints)

    There are no settings for the camera on the phone except tapping the object you want to have the sharpest focus. A macro settting is for extreme closeups (like 1 inch away from the object) and requires an external lens accessory for the iPhone.

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