Sony camera app does not use the telephoto lens?!

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Bodomir

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Recently I noticed that the stock Sony camera app does not use the telephoto lens at all !?!!
I am on the stock Android 11 (59.1.A.2.28).
Can someone else confirm or reject this?
You can simply cover the telephoto lens with your finger and switch the zoom to 2x on the camera app... (The telephoto lens is the lowest one on the back)
When I installed another camera app (Open Camera for example) it can take pictures with the telephoto and they definitely look different that that taken with the Sony app and 2x zoom.
This finding shocked me a lot! What do you think?
 

Bodomir

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It turns out the software decides weather or not to use the actual telephoto lens based on lightning conditions and maybe something else..
Sometimes it actually uses the telephoto, sometimes doesn't...
 
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Recently I noticed that the stock Sony camera app does not use the telephoto lens at all !?!!
I am on the stock Android 11 (59.1.A.2.28).
Can someone else confirm or reject this?
You can simply cover the telephoto lens with your finger and switch the zoom to 2x on the camera app... (The telephoto lens is the lowest one on the back)
When I installed another camera app (Open Camera for example) it can take pictures with the telephoto and they definitely look different that that taken with the Sony app and 2x zoom.
This finding shocked me a lot! What do you think?
Tried Open Camera, but couldn't use the wide camera, I just could use with the Sony stock camera.
 

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    It turns out the software decides weather or not to use the actual telephoto lens based on lightning conditions and maybe something else..
    Sometimes it actually uses the telephoto, sometimes doesn't...