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Nokia Lumia 1020 autofocus problem !

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By nvrmndryo, Senior Member on 12th June 2015, 09:32 AM
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When I start any camera app on my Lumia 1020 the picture is blurry if I'm pointing the camera at anything over 6 inches away or so. When I push the camera button in it attempts to focus. Sometimes it will focus on distant objects the way it should, but most of the time it does not and everything stays blurry.
I can't click any scenery images because it dosent focus .i can click macro/near images without any problem .
ill upload some pics

this are the images which i was able to focus without any problems
https://www.flickr.com/photos/214297...posted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/214297...posted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/214297...posted-public/


Now see the images below

i tried for minutes to focus , tried manual focus but no success.I cannot click any of these kind of images .
https://www.flickr.com/photos/214297...posted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/214297...posted-public/

i couldnt even focus on bike this time

https://www.flickr.com/photos/214297...posted-public/

u can see how blurry is the image

https://www.flickr.com/photos/214297...posted-public/

tried to focus on the car ,didnt happen

https://www.flickr.com/photos/214297...posted-public/

wanted crystal clear image , and from 1020 i can expect it !

so please tell me why i am not able to focus ? i tried pro cam ,normal cam app and 3rd party cam app no help . i can focus near images but not far images .

Tried factory reset too.no use.
 
 
23rd June 2015, 09:37 PM |#2  
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Welcome to the Lumia 1020 Forum first and foremost..
Second, this is actually a hardware problem with the camera unfortunately.
You can focus up close because the camera lens has shifted too far away from the sensor. This allows really close up images, but when it comes to infinity focusing (landscapes and images further than 5 feet) you cannot get autofocus far away and cannot get it to focus to infinity..
Sadly since this is a HARDWARE problem you have to replace the camera on the phone.

Wish I could give you better news than this.
Cheers
24th June 2015, 08:39 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by mikendawn

Welcome to the Lumia 1020 Forum first and foremost..
Second, this is actually a hardware problem with the camera unfortunately.
You can focus up close because the camera lens has shifted too far away from the sensor. This allows really close up images, but when it comes to infinity focusing (landscapes and images further than 5 feet) you cannot get autofocus far away and cannot get it to focus to infinity..
Sadly since this is a HARDWARE problem you have to replace the camera on the phone.

Wish I could give you better news than this.
Cheers

yes I did gave my phone to Nokia care , they checked and told me that camera is faulty and needs to replaced so I said yes , but later even after changing camera did not solve the problem , so they said PCB -Main board needs to be replaced,so I sold the phone .
I will buy refurbished phone from ebay soon .
Thanks for reply .
27th June 2015, 05:47 PM |#4  
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Infinity focus problem can be solved by choosing manual focus and then moving the slider till you see the "m" symbol. do not slide into the "infinity" symbol, just before that.
19th July 2015, 01:00 PM |#5  
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/lumi...crazy-t3160711
I've opened a thread here describing this problem. Maybe it could help you
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I too have same problem with camera... sad to know its a hardware problm... sucks
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