Originally Posted by albundy2010
Touch to focus on your object on the display. Ring will turn green.
Can also press and hold the picture/shutter icon to force it to refocus re everything and just release it to take the shot
when you tap the screen to focus, it will focus, but then start auto focusing immediately after, thereby defeating the purpose entirely. and when you push the take picture button it will try focusing WHILE it takes a picture and you'll get an out of focus shot every time that takes a long time between shots. horrendous... I would swap it with the 3mp iphone 3gs camera or even my old 2mp nokia camera any day. With the forced auto-focus and bugs, the nexus camera is totally unusable. If you could just disable the camera auto focus somehow in the system settings so that it only re-focuses when the application tells it to (such as with clicks) it would be much better (ie. not broken).
When I try other camera apps, the camera also forces refocus when attempting to take a picture, despite pre-focusing by tapping.. I think it must be something with the camera or the system that is telling the camera to refocus when you take a picture because it happens in every application I've tried. I want to just tap somewhere on the screen to focus once and then it will NEVER try focusing again until I tap again.
UPDATE: Also, the one app that can expressly disable autofocus on camera shutter "camera fv-5"... does something weird on nexus 7, the first time you try to take a picture, even though it is set to disable auto focus and it is already focused, it will focus the first time you take a picture. then after that, even if you change the focus just like before manually or whatever, for as long as the app remains open it won't force refocus as you take a picture. There must be something in the android system that is overriding camera settings and causing the autofocus to go crazy in all the applications rendering the camera and video apps unwatchable.
Oh yeah, and the camera FV-5 trial limits the picture resolution to 0.3mp, and confirms my thoughts when I compared it to my old 2mp nokia, there is no additional detail in my 5mp images than the .3mp images taken by fv-5 without autofocus, and even those aren't sharp even when resized to .3mp. Wonderfully depressing and irritating that you can't even get .3mp of clarity out of a so called 5mp camera. >____<. The focus never focuses properly, it always scans through the correct focus and lands on blurry.