1. 312Lorden's Avatar
    I post this question because it seems that the camera is like a point and shoot with a very short focal length (thus giving the picture a wide angle of coverage. I tried a close-up of a hummingbird nectar feeder from about 2 feet distance and got a very wide coverage, with the feeder looking quite tiny in the overall field. So, does anyone know the equivalent focal length of this camera?

    By the way, i then used Photo Editor Ultimate app to crop the photo and the resulting image was just too out-of-focus. I'll try to post a screen shot later.
    04-14-13 07:34 PM
  2. ChrisMay's Avatar
    I can't really answer your question, but I can say from experience that the PlayBook camera is very poor at close-ups (and low-light pictures). I think what could be a reasonable camera is let down somewhat by rather poor optics.
    04-15-13 08:41 AM
  3. Vurhan's Avatar
    I'll have to guess probably 35mm equivelant. It focusses I estimate around 2m - infinity with no autofocus.
    04-15-13 09:40 AM
  4. Scotter75's Avatar
    Have you tried using the Zoom feature of the camera for your closeup of the feeder? Without using the zoom (tap the left side of the PlayBook screen to activate the zoom) , the image will appear distorted if you are too close. Zoom in and back away and try the picture again. Doing it in sunlight should give you a sharp image if you are steady with the camera.
    04-15-13 09:47 AM
  5. 312Lorden's Avatar
    How dumb of me. I wasn't aware of the zoom feature. And it's right there. Thanks a million.
    04-15-13 02:04 PM

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