1. marcusperkins's Avatar
    Dear All,

    I remember there were a few threads complaining about the camera focusing speed on the Passport.

    As a general rule, nothing ever comes for free, and if you want accuracy with the type of focus used in a phone, then there will be a delay as the unit goes through the focus range to find the sharpest point. The size of the sensor and/or the resolution of the of the sensor will have an impact too (one of the reasons why the passport is slower than previous models because there has been a major increase in resolution).

    However, one way to get around this (if you're doing a series of shots) is to preset the exposure and focus.

    You do this by focusing and exposing the image in the normal way (yes it will be a little slow). One focus has been attained (box goes green) press and hold the green box until it 'breathes' a couple of times and then locks (it will show a padlock). Now you can take pictures in quick succession without any further delays.

    Obviously not good for very close ups (the nearer the image, the more critical the focus), or for shots of dogs running around. However, for general groups shots etc and anything moving within a reasonably fixed focal distance (kids sitting at a table, bikes passing a certain point) it works very well.

    Give it a go!
    01-01-15 05:44 AM
  2. engrbugs's Avatar
    Nice tip. Thanks!


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    01-01-15 06:47 AM
  3. urbnimports's Avatar
    thanks the lock focus feature is a nice one!
    01-01-15 08:29 AM
  4. houstoncheng's Avatar
    +1 on this tip. I've been using it lately and it's a good workaround. However, the camera still needs work though IMO.

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    01-01-15 09:51 AM
  5. Najo's Avatar
    Thanks OP! The more you learn the better it gets!

    Posted via CB10
    01-01-15 12:56 PM
  6. polgara59's Avatar
    Good tip, but as others have noted, there are still issues with the camera. I took my Passport back to Telus because the autofocus was ridiculous -- it had a bad case of the jitters and wouldn't focus on anything. Blackberry sent me a new phone and this one is much better!
    01-01-15 01:36 PM
  7. Vintage123's Avatar
    Nice tip! I agree the camera still needs work but this is helpful. Thanks for sharing.

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    Last edited by Vintage123; 01-01-15 at 07:13 PM.
    01-01-15 05:52 PM
  8. bbqkid8's Avatar
    I had no idea we could do this. Thanks for the tip!

    Posted via CB10
    01-01-15 06:25 PM
  9. datgrl1's Avatar
    Oh wow awesome tip, my pics looks good.

    Posted via CB10
    01-06-15 04:19 PM
  10. fanisk's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip!

    Sent from my BlackBerry Passport
    01-06-15 04:22 PM
  11. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    does anyone know or have any of the leaked versions of 10.3.1 addressed the camera issues ??
    01-06-15 04:40 PM

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