Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2013 8:44 PM (in response to NfC-targus)
I've had the same issue. I contacted support. They had me do a backup & restore too, but still no good. I'll be getting in touch with Apple Support again. They thought it was a software issue but now I'm a bit worried since my flashlight icon from the Control Center is also greyed out and I can't get my other 3rd party app to turn the LED on either.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2013 8:25 PM (in response to bubba jones)
Bubba, I am experiencing the exact same thing. My camera is crashing, exactly as NFC describes above but the grayed-out flashlight icon on Control Center really concerns me. I think I'll skip calling Apple Care and just go straight to the Genius Bar appointment.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2013 6:06 AM (in response to NfC-targus)
My 5S has the same symptoms (app crashing, greyed out flashlight). The camera does occasionally turn on only to turn into one of those glitch photo apps (half pixelated purple). The only way to get out of that I have found is to restart the phone.
Worst part of all of this is that it start happening during a NIN show and I was able to grab only a couple of pics before I gave up. Maybe my phone was teaching me a lesson about paying attention to performances? (Amazing show BTW.)
Going to the Apple store today to see what they can do. Extremely frustrating.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2013 8:24 AM (in response to NfC-targus)
I had the same problem, it is a hardware issue. Back up your info, Completely reset the phone and still see if you have the problem (this is what apple did). Still the same problem, so Apple replaced it. Doesn't seem to be fix, they will just have replace it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2013 6:04 AM (in response to ohyeah22304)
They reset my phone and it's been working for 2 days. It wasn't just a restore, they cleared it out and set it up as if it was new. They told me not to restore from my backup b/c there was possibly a corrupt application causing the issue.
The backup is only data not apps, those are downloaded from app store after you restore. So since I didn't think data (music, photos, etc..) causing the issue, I restored it anyways when I got home and so far so good.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2013 5:50 AM (in response to NfC-targus)
I've been having what sounds like the same problem...
I've noted this camera crash in 2 seperate apps, including Camera +. The trigger seems to be if there is a button to lock the exposure. But if an app features tap to hold to lock exposure, there is no crash. It's looking like this could be hardware issue.
Also I have only been able to reproduce this crash on the 5s. The 5 and 5c seems to be fine. So this could possibly be a 64bit related issue.
Do the crashes you've been seeing look anything like this? Has anyone had any feedback from Apple?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2013 9:51 AM (in response to NfC-targus)
I have same issues with my iPhone 5s. Only app that is affected so far is Procamera. And it happens only when I use exposure lock like fewsha wrote above. The crash looks very similar to that from fewsha. I had another crash with pink grain all over the screen, too.
I use other photo apps without an issue, like 645Pro, Mattebox and the build-in camera.
This screenshot is from Procamera.