9 Replies Latest reply: Jul 5, 2013 5:57 PM by Saints
Saints Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Why is my iPhone 5 camera blurry?


iPhone 5, iOS 6.1.4
  • 1. Re: Why is my camer blury?
    serenitynow1 Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)

    clean the outer glass cover.

  • 2. Re: Why is my camer blury?
    Saints Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My photo lens is clean inside and out. When I open up the camera app the camera focuses and then the little blue square flashes on the screen and then The focus goes blurry.

  • 3. Re: Why is my camer blury?
    serenitynow1 Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)

    how did you clean it inside?

  • 4. Re: Why is my camer blury?
    Saints Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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

  • 5. Re: Why is my camer blury?
    Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (25,935 points)

    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.

  • 6. Re: Why is my camer blury?
    Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6 (13,285 points)

    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?

  • 7. Re: Why is my camer blury?
    Saints Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    When I take a picture of a whole scene everything is still Imbler even if I tap the screen to focus the camera. I heard something about a macro setting but have no idea what it is or how to find it on my phone.

  • 8. Re: Why is my camer blury?
    Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (25,935 points)

    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.

  • 9. Re: Why is my camer blury?
    Saints Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My camera will focus on objects that are at least 1 inch close to the camera as you say and blurs out the rest of the background, But it will not focus on a full scene picture