I have problems using the FP2 back camera for capturing video. After the first 1-2 frames the camera loses focus completely, and the rest of the video is blurry. I have tried with “Open Camera” app and with the stock camera app with the same result. Here is a sample video, shot with the stock app.
I have contacted user support, but there is no reply yet.
Is anyone else having this problem? Any ideas how to fix this?
UPDATE: I got feedback from user support. I must send the phone back and they will replace it. I will write again when I have this settled.
I have sent the phone back. It has been confirmed that it arrived and that I didnt break anything, so now I am waiting for the new one.
There are a couple of suggestions below to use apps with manual focus. Maybe they are worth a try.
I had the same problem with focusing while checking out my FP2 camera this afternoon. And I found that the exposure didn’t worked too. That puzzled me, setting exposure is done by software. So this seems to be now hardware bug.
But I was sure that it had worked before.
By the way I’m using CameraMX app.
So I played around with the video camera and found that I was able to change between auto focus and fix focus and auto exposure and fixed exposure by tapping at the white rectangle on the image. So I can shoot now videos with fixed and auto focus and the problem of the pumping auto focus and unsharp videos is gone at my setup.
Please give it a try.
Maybe there is someone out there who has more experience with focusing at CameraMX and can explain more in detail how to use it.
I have a similar problem. Nearly for every second video I’m capturing the camera loses focus after a few seconds for approximately half a second. This happens then several times when I’m recording.
This is off topic. But my phone also suffers from ramdom reboots.
i am having the same problem wit my FP2.
It is not possible to take a sharp video with my FP2 at all.
i havent tried other than the default camera app up to now.
The recent firmware update (Fairphone OS 1.2.8) unfortunately was no help.
I am a big fan of fairphones philosophy, but this problem is really a no-go.
I already talked to other people who were interested in the fairphone 2 but i could not recommend the FP2 any more, having a nearly unusable camera (video, but also bad picture quality) .
Why is no fairphone employee giving some hints or tipps here on this forum post?