Does the camera really not zoom?

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  1. ILGal

    ILGal New Member

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    Wondering if I am missing something basic. On my Galaxy Note, and on my Galaxy phone, when I switch on the camera, I can pinch the screen to zoom in on a subject before taking a picture.

    No can do with the SP3 camera. Is there a setting I should enable?
     
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    The cameras on the SP3 are fixed focus...
     
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    Yes, the camera is the most disappointing hardware component on the device. I love the SP3 except the stupid camera.
     
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    hughlle Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I assume this is for real time sending of pictures?

    Can't you just take 20 seconds to crop it? I've never in my life used digital zoom, the quality is appalling.
     
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    It's not cropping, it's enabling focus in the first place. Since posting this, I've found some other threads illustrating this issue.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...-quality/52a2b69b-aa2e-49bb-8287-55dd37f60c6a

    I don't take a lot of tablet photos, but occasionally snap a classroom whiteboard and the results in this use case are pretty disappointing.
     
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    Sorry, i thought this was about zoom, not focus.
     

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