11 Replies Latest reply: Oct 11, 2012 10:45 AM by diesel vdub Branched to a new discussion.
Filippo-italy Level 1 (0 points)

What do you think about silly argumentation explaining purple flare in iPhone 5 camera?!?

iPhone 5, iOS 6
  • diesel vdub Level 7 (21,995 points)

    Read the terms of use.

    Polling of users is not permitted.

  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,827 points)

    It's common to many cell phones, so any further argument over the issue as regards the iPhone 5 is indeed rather silly:




    Further discussion on the issue would therefore seem to be fruitless. Beyond that I don't know what you're asking.



  • Filippo-italy Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't think so.

    the issue is real and it's size is not common, I think that an high level device like iPhone 5 should not have an issue like this (first of all) and then Apple should try to fix it instead of to refuse to face up the facts

  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,827 points)

    The issue is real, yes, but it's common to many cellphones. It's inherent in the physics of optics to have lens flares, and in a thin device such as a cellphone it's particularly likely. The only ones refusing to "face up to the facts" are users who refuse to understand the compromises involved in having cameras that thin.



  • Filippo-italy Level 1 (0 points)

    maybe I'm unlucky, but in over 10 years as a smartphone user this is the first time I face an issue like this!! and the device I'm holding in my hand it's supposed to be "the biggest thing to happen to iphone since iphone". You can't say so if some aspects goes worst... don't you think?

    and I'm ready to bet that the next iphone (5S?) will be without this issue, and maybe also a further hardware release of iphone 5... because it's not acceptable!

  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,827 points)

    No, I don't think, but you're entitled to your opinion. You can express that opinion to Apple if you wish:




    I'm not interested in having a debate on the matter. The issues and facts involved are well documented and discussed, here as well as elsewhere.



  • Allan Eckert Level 9 (50,761 points)

    If the smartphone camera isn't acceptable for you then get a real camera instead of the toy in the smartphones.


    My Nikon D300 doesn't suffer from that problem.



  • Filippo-italy Level 1 (0 points)

    surely I will!

  • John Galt Level 8 (46,007 points)

    If you don't like your iPhone, return it for a refund.


    It is your iPhone. What others think of your iPhone is of no consequence to you or anyone else.




    iPhone: Camera image effects



    A purplish or other colored flare, haze, or spot is imaged from out-of-scene bright light sources during still image or video capture.


    Most small cameras, including those in every generation of iPhone, may exhibit some form of flare at the edge of the frame when capturing an image with out-of-scene light sources. This can happen when a light source is positioned at an angle (usually just outside the field of view) so that it causes a reflection off the surfaces inside the camera module and onto the camera sensor. Moving the camera slightly to change the position at which the bright light is entering the lens, or shielding the lens with your hand, should minimize or eliminate the effect.


    Summary: Don't shoot into the sun.

  • Filippo-italy Level 1 (0 points)

    I didn't know that I can get a refund, if I can I'll go for it!!

    I started this discussion from tha KB, so don't remind me about it, and I'm not shooting in the sun! I just asked to shoot a pic to my son in my living room without worrying about purple haze!

    Am I asking too much? after paying 839 euros for a smartphone?


    Summary: don't refuse to face up the facts

  • diesel vdub Level 7 (21,995 points)

    Filippo-italy wrote:


    Summary: don't refuse to face up the facts

    What is the point of that idiotic statement? 

    We're all users like yourself.


    There is nothing here that any of use need to face up to.

    What you need to accept is that ALL smartphones can have this issue... as they get thinner and thinner it will become more prevelant.


    If you're not happy, return it.  Only a fool would not realize that it is possible to return a purchase that does not meet your needs or live up to your expectations.