- iPhone Intermediate
- 316 Posts
What are your guys' view on the iPhone camera button?
Recently I went on a trip with my family and I used my iPhone to take pictures of me and my cousins. I noticed when I extended my arm out to get us all in the picture, I was having a hard time because I didn't know if my finger was hitting the button or not.
What do you guys think? Do you think the next iPhone should have a real button for the camera on the phone?
- 06-30-2008, 09:38 PM #2
Nope I dont think that they should put another button on the iPhone but I do see that as just about the only use for haptic feedback that would actually be of any use. So when your finger is on the button there is a small vibration so to let you know that you are on the button.
- 06-30-2008, 10:20 PM #4
- 07-01-2008, 12:23 AM #5
No more physical buttons please. The software button kind of sucks but I've picked up a couple of tricks that make it much more useful. First, hold down the camera's soft-button and release to take the photo. Much easier than trying to find the button when you're not looking at the screen. Second, if you are taking self portraits then use the Apple logo to line up the shot. If you can see your mouth in the Apple logo then your shot should be framed perfectly. Hopefully these tricks will help you overcome some of the limitations of the iPhone's software button.
- 07-01-2008, 12:34 AM #6iPhone Newbie
- 48 Posts
I definitely agree with the statement of "no more buttons." However, I could see apple possibly utilizing the ringer on/off button to take pictures in camera mode or something possibly. Honestly, who silences their phone while taking pictures.
Also, why not have someone else take a picture of you guys? The foolproof solution!
- 07-01-2008, 12:36 AM #7
- 07-01-2008, 03:10 AM #8
- 07-01-2008, 03:28 AM #9
- 07-01-2008, 07:13 AM #10iPhone Newbie
- 26 Posts
I was a little dissapointed they didn't add major improvements to the camera. I would love not having to not lug a camera around on trips and such, but it just doesn't compare to most digital cameras for events, trips, and such. I would have probably traded in the GPS for a 5Megapixel, zoom, flash(maybe better as an external peripheral w/own battery) and video capabilities. But maybe we will get the best of both worlds from the developers
- 07-03-2008, 01:21 PM #11
Perhaps they'll address the camera at Christmas with the 32gb model.
The iPhone current camera is ok, and I'm not looking for a replacement for my Nikon, but good grief, can't they make that camera button better - every other picture I take is an "accidental press" on the camera button. And then when I really need to capture that once in a lifetime Bigfoot/UFO picture, you can beat the screen to death and no click...
- 07-03-2008, 01:24 PM #12
- 07-03-2008, 01:28 PM #13iPhone Newbie
- 40 Posts
Haha, PLEASE tell me you're poking fun at Apple's tendency to release new/better/makes you wish you had never bought the first iteration hardware and that's not confirmed or even strongly speculated on. I've waited this long to jump on the iPhone bandwagon. I don't know if I could stomach such a revelation anytime within the next 6 months.
- 07-03-2008, 01:49 PM #14
As for the haptic solution I think that is horrible, unless the feature would only enable for the camera use. Haptic feedback is annoying. I have tried it out on the LG Voyager, and the Samsung Instinct. I had to disable that feature. It gets very old, very quick.
- 07-03-2008, 03:02 PM #15
I'm with you!
I hate taking pictures of myself with the iPhone. If they don't want to add a camera button, they should at least, make the on-screen area that you need to press, a little bit larger and easier to press while holding the phone. It's a real inconvenience. How about using the home button for that purpose while in the camera application? (and moving the home button to the screen only for the camera application).
- 07-03-2008, 03:16 PM #16
I always felt that the home button should act as an all purpose button depending on the apps you are using at the time. So when you are using the camera app, the home button snaps the pictures.
Then on the apps' interface, there should be a soft home button that takes you back to the home page.