5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2012 1:01 PM by bobjbkln
NinjaMooman Level 1 Level 1

Here are some photos taken with my iPod touch 4G. I was hanging out with some friends last night and they took photos and videos that weren't nearly as grainy and blurry. What's wrong? In situations that were just as dark or darker, the videos and photos turned out clearer and less blurry. They were still visibly low res, but they were at least presentable for showing friends or posting on social networks. I've even seen ipod touch 4g video reviews with better photos.IMG_0029.jpgIMG_0032.jpg

iPod touch, iOS 6.0.1
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10

    With less that optimum light, the still photos taken by the 4G iPod are poor, like the ones yuo posted. The 4G does not have good camera.


    You can


    - Reset the iOS device. Nothing will be lost

    Reset iOS device: Hold down the On/Off button and the Home button at the same time for at

    least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

    - Reset all settings

    Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap Reset All Settings.

    All your preferences and settings are reset. Information (such as contacts and calendars) and media (such as songs and videos) aren’t affected.

    - Restore from backup. See:

    iOS: How to back up

    - Restore to factory settings/new iOS device.

    -  Make an appointment at the Genius Bar of an Apple store.

    Apple Retail Store - Genius Bar

  • NinjaMooman Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks, but I've looked through the forums and I've done all this several times in the past year for different reasons and never noticed a camera improvement. I don't really need to take it to the genius bar because I will be getting a 5th gen in a few weeks. I was just wondering if there was a problem with it. I literally watch over 5 different videos my friend filmed that we actually surprisingly good for an iTouch 4g camera. Like I said, I've watched camera comparisons that show photos taken with an iTouch 4g and the look better than mine. I've seen concerts that were filmed with a 4g as well and also look presentable. Even in broad daylight, the photos look terrible compared to other 4g's. I don't really know why, either. Does anyone else take photos that look this horrible. Post some if you do, thanks!

  • NinjaMooman Level 1 Level 1

    Here's a low light photo taken with an iPod touch 4g. Notice that the light doesn't bleed over and ruin the rest of the photo.img.jpeg

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10

    It looks like a lens flare issue. That sometimes happens with point sources of light.

    Make an appointment at the Genius Bar of an Apple store and discuss it with them.

    Apple Retail Store - Genius Bar

  • bobjbkln Level 4 Level 4

    Was the picture of the tree taken outdoors?  Or anywhere else where there was a breeze?  Because of the low light the exposure is a lot longer than in a bright light situation.  The lights on the tree therefore move with the wind during the time that the shutter is open and this could cause the blurring.  This did not happen in your other picture because the objects were static.