Rear Camera not 'straight' - is this normal?

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  1. CreativeLemming

    CreativeLemming Active Member

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    Hi,

    I've never noticed before as I haven't really tried taking photo's with my SP2, but I've just found that when trying to take a photo of something from above using the rear facing camera (was taking pictures of something to sell on eBay), the image is at a weird angle and all off-centre.

    This is particularly pronounced when taking a picture in portrait mode. Rather than position the subject directly under the camera, I have to tilt the surface to a 45 degree angle.

    I'm just wondering if this is normal/by design. I can imagine that if you're using the kickstand then this might be to compensate for the angle, but it's just a bit weird when using the device to take normal pictures.

    Anybody tried this, are yours the same?
     
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    DragonGamer New Member

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    Yes, that's even advertised like that on MS's site.
    You guessed right, the idea is so it can take "straight" pictures when you use the kickstand...
    The cams are made for video-chatting anyways, not for taking pictures!
     
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    You're quite right, thanks - just found the reference you mentioned.
     

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