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[Q] Autofocus

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7th February 2014, 05:36 PM   |  #1  
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So im thinking about getting a nexus 5 but I want to know if the autofocus issue was ever fixed?? I love taking photos and videos but if the autofocus makes the camera not really useable in a lot of circumstances then I probably wont get it. Tried to find another thread to see if this problem was corrected by developers via a rom or a flash or if it is hardware related.
7th February 2014, 05:46 PM   |  #2  
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I have never had an issue. And I take plenty of photos.

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7th February 2014, 06:06 PM   |  #3  
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I have never had an issue. And I take plenty of photos.

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+1 for photos. Not for video though. The autofocus is terrible in videos. It's constantly focusing every 2-3 seconds and it makes the video look really odd.

To OP: No, it hasn't been fixed.
7th February 2014, 06:09 PM   |  #4  
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The videos I have taken look just fine. I have a puppy and took videos of her running in the snow and they all came out good.

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7th February 2014, 06:12 PM   |  #5  
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The videos I have taken look just fine. I have a puppy and took videos of her running in the snow and they all came out good.

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Not my video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFxHkuAfj48

Notice the "pulsing" every 2-3 seconds? That's what I mean. If yours doesn't have that, that's good, but most of us have that problem. I guess it's only noticeable when you don't move the camera.
7th February 2014, 08:00 PM   |  #6  
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So based that it is feburary, I'm assuming this is a hardware issue. The video breathing problem is ridiculous and also happens on the Nexus 5. That's my concern. If it has been solved in a rom, then perfect, but if this problem is unfixable then thats a dealbreaker for me. I do alot of videos with my phone and I dont want to pay for a $600 phone if I cant do something basic as record videos on it.
7th February 2014, 08:15 PM   |  #7  
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So based that it is feburary, I'm assuming this is a hardware issue. The video breathing problem is ridiculous and also happens on the Nexus 5. That's my concern. If it has been solved in a rom, then perfect, but if this problem is unfixable then thats a dealbreaker for me. I do alot of videos with my phone and I dont want to pay for a $600 phone if I cant do something basic as record videos on it.

If you are that interested in videos, you should consider in investing an actual video camera. Phones aren't really meant to meet the standards of camcorders and other video capture devices, rather than to just catch an interesting moment of someones live with a casual photo/video. I know it sounds rather inconvenient and superficial, but thats just my two cents on the subject.
Edit: I've never had trouble with the breathing video. But then again I don't really use that option that much.
8th February 2014, 02:00 AM   |  #8  
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I can't reproduce the refocus whilst holding it still / panning left or right. I can only reproduce it if I move the lens further or nearer to the object. Not a tiny amount that's analogous with a slight wobble or the human conditions rather feeble attempt at stillness - no. I have to almost exaggerate the movement to trigger autofocus

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8th February 2014, 02:43 AM   |  #9  
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for me it refocuses evety time i move the phone, left/right, up/down, or further/closer. but it doesnt refocus at all when im moving.
8th February 2014, 04:48 AM   |  #10  
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not to be graphic but I filmed a video of some dirty deeds and quality was awesome. phone was not moving. I believe some roms have more issues then others. some roms the video is extremely dark and some roms when I take a camera picture with flash is snaps the photo to fast and just captures the flash.

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