1. jfrebel's Avatar
    iPhone 5 Camera Suffering From Purple Haze Flaw? Not So Fast

    according to this article the haze thing is something all cameras deal with. its not some iphone 5 bug, its the nature of camera's. in fact the 4S is worse from what he shows.

    I think this is a non issue.
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    09-27-2012 12:20 PM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    @Scooter...Your TV appears to be the light source causing it...

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    iPhone 5 Camera Suffering From Purple Haze Flaw? Not So Fast

    according to this article the haze thing is something all cameras deal with. its not some iphone 5 bug, its the nature of camera's. in fact the 4S is worse from what he shows.

    I think this is a non issue.
    It's certainly something that CAN happen with all cameras...but it's not quite as easy to replicate. My wife owns both a 5D and 7D canon, and she took them outside to see if she could replicate it...neither of them had the problem at all. Now both of those are very high end cameras, so comparing their results to the iPhone 5's abilities is a bit unfair, but i just wanted to point out that this is not an issue that all cameras just natively experience, they CAN have the same problem, but it's not as easy as it is with the iPhone's camera.
    09-27-2012 12:27 PM
  3. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    iPhone 5 Camera Suffering From Purple Haze Flaw? Not So Fast

    according to this article the haze thing is something all cameras deal with. its not some iphone 5 bug, its the nature of camera's. in fact the 4S is worse from what he shows.

    I think this is a non issue.
    This is now an issue for many iphone owners who use their camera alot. I mean really, who wants to see a purple haze across their pics. Its not just an i5 issue either, i believe its an iOS6 thing. Like in my previous post, my daughter upgraded her 4S to ios6 last night, and now this purple haze shows, on the other hand, i'm still on ios5 and i do not have this or any other shadowing issue with my 4S.
    09-27-2012 12:48 PM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    This is now an issue for many iphone owners who use their camera alot. I mean really, who wants to see a purple haze across their pics. Its not just an i5 issue either, i believe its an iOS6 thing. Like in my previous post, my daughter upgraded her 4S to ios6 last night, and now this purple haze shows, on the other hand, i'm still on ios5 and i do not have this or any other shadowing issue with my 4S.
    Honestly though, you have to look at it in a sense of when this fringing happens...99% of your pictures are not going to have this problem, 99% of the areas you take a picture are not going to have the contrast issue that would cause this kind of issue. Truth be told, i could go out to the same area i took the pictures from above at and take 100 normal, every day pictures out there and there would be no "purple haze" problem, and i had to try and replicate it to post what i have above.

    I honestly don't think people need to worry about it unless they start taking normal pictures like they would with any point and shoot camera and they start seeing this issue in those cases.
    09-27-2012 12:52 PM
  5. iipphhoonnee's Avatar
    this is one of the things that annoys me about my 5!!
    09-27-2012 12:54 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    this is one of the things that annoys me about my 5!!
    How many pictures have you taken where this is a problem?
    09-27-2012 12:58 PM
  7. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Honestly though, you have to look at it in a sense of when this fringing happens...99% of your pictures are not going to have this problem, 99% of the areas you take a picture are not going to have the contrast issue that would cause this kind of issue. Truth be told, i could go out to the same area i took the pictures from above at and take 100 normal, every day pictures out there and there would be no "purple haze" problem, and i had to try and replicate it to post what i have above.

    I honestly don't think people need to worry about it unless they start taking normal pictures like they would with any point and shoot camera and they start seeing this issue in those cases.
    I get your point Sean. You have to be in just that 'right angle lighting' to get the purple haze to show up. On my daughter's 4S i captured it on the 3rd shot. But, what part of my point was, is if someone is in an area with just that 'right angle lighting' and is taking pics (ya know, that 'kodak moment' lol), this purple haze may unfortunately happen in all, or most of the shots. which would really suck.
    09-27-2012 01:00 PM
  8. donnation's Avatar
    I disagree in that its not that big of a problem. If you look at any photo where there is a light source coming in you will see the purple haze. It's really annoying, but hopefully there is a fix.
    09-27-2012 01:11 PM
  9. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I disagree in that its not that big of a problem. If you look at any photo where there is a light source coming in you will see the purple haze. It's really annoying, but hopefully there is a fix.
    That's not true at all...go take a look at the iPhone 5 official picture thread and you'll see plenty of pictures with varying points of light that do NOT have this issue. In both of these examples (especially the 2nd) the light source (sun) would be coming in at the camera, in the second picture, the position of the shadows on the clouds would point at the sun being just out of range on top of the photographer (slightly in front)...there are no issues with the color contrast here.




    ...you should go read the articles about the specifics in this issue to understand whats going on.
    09-27-2012 01:21 PM
  10. donnation's Avatar
    That's not true at all...go take a look at the iPhone 5 official picture thread and you'll see plenty of pictures with varying points of light that do NOT have this issue. In both of these examples (especially the 2nd) the light source (sun) would be coming in at the camera, in the second picture, the position of the shadows on the clouds would point at the sun being just out of range on top of the photographer (slightly in front)...there are no issues with the color contrast here.

    http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/a...psa1f80786.jpg
    http://forums.imore.com/attachments/...5-here-011.jpg

    ...you should go read the articles about the specifics in this issue to understand whats going on.
    I'm not disputing what you are saying, but in your pictures you don't have a direct light source in the background. I'm simply saying that if the sun (and not cloud cover) is directly in the picture (or another light source like a lamp), then this problem is going to appear.

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    That's not true at all...go take a look at the iPhone 5 official picture thread and you'll see plenty of pictures with varying points of light that do NOT have this issue. In both of these examples (especially the 2nd) the light source (sun) would be coming in at the camera, in the second picture, the position of the shadows on the clouds would point at the sun being just out of range on top of the photographer (slightly in front)...there are no issues with the color contrast here.

    http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/a...psa1f80786.jpg
    http://forums.imore.com/attachments/...5-here-011.jpg

    ...you should go read the articles about the specifics in this issue to understand whats going on.
    I'm not disputing what you are saying, but in your pictures you don't have a direct light source in the background. I'm simply saying that if the sun (and not cloud cover) is directly in the picture (or another light source like a lamp), then this problem is going to appear.
    09-27-2012 02:03 PM
  11. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    There are clouds in those pictures but they are not obstructing the sun in either case...especially in the 2nd picture, you have sun directly above the setting. There's no purple fringing at all...
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    09-27-2012 02:07 PM
  12. iEd's Avatar
    I have tried to duplicate this on my 4s not able to do it. Since I've had this phone I've taken hundreds of pics. In going thru all of my pics taken in indoor and out I'm not seeing this.
    09-27-2012 02:08 PM
  13. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    I gotta say guys I haven't experienced this yet. I'm on vacation in cancun as I've taken over 100 pics so far is various lighting conditions with and without flash and no issues as of now. I'll see if any start to creep up.
    09-27-2012 02:29 PM
  14. Heckler's Avatar
    Just looked thru literally hundreds of iPhoto pics from my iP4s and found only three with the issue. To be honest, I never even really noticed it until I saw this thread and went back and looked. Not to say that it isn't a potential issue for serious photographers or for that "Kodak Moment", but I don't think this is a major issue unique to the iPhoneX but rather an issue that occurs in photography. Just my opinion...
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    09-27-2012 03:04 PM
  15. Ipheuria's Avatar
    @Scooter...Your TV appears to be the light source causing it...

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    It's certainly something that CAN happen with all cameras...but it's not quite as easy to replicate. My wife owns both a 5D and 7D canon, and she took them outside to see if she could replicate it...neither of them had the problem at all. Now both of those are very high end cameras, so comparing their results to the iPhone 5's abilities is a bit unfair, but i just wanted to point out that this is not an issue that all cameras just natively experience, they CAN have the same problem, but it's not as easy as it is with the iPhone's camera.
    It is not something that is as easy to replicate with higher end DSLRs but people need to undestand that it is not a problem specific to the iPhone.
    09-27-2012 04:13 PM
  16. donnation's Avatar
    There are clouds in those pictures but they are not obstructing the sun in either case...especially in the 2nd picture, you have sun directly above the setting. There's no purple fringing at all...
    My apologies and you are correct. I took several other pictures with my iP5 with the sun directly in the corner and I didn't once show up
    with the purple flare. I guess it can just sporadically happen.
    09-27-2012 04:33 PM
  17. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Ya know, after thinking about this for a bit - i'm wondering for those of you that were beta testing iOS6, none of you never had this issue arise during any of the betas? i'm just curious...
    09-27-2012 05:23 PM
  18. ghostface147's Avatar
    I only tested on it a 4S and I didn't really test the camera app with certain lighting.
    09-27-2012 05:47 PM
  19. dfb8085's Avatar
    Legit issue clearly. Shame on Apple. Overly-easily scratched aluminum, crap camera purple haze, poor wi-fi performance with WPA2 networks, slow keyboard response on some apps (mostly non-iPhone 5 updated native apps), nicks and dings out of the box for some (not a majority situation), light leakage on the white iPhone, new lightning cables getting stuck in USB ports.....the list goes on.
    Will everybody just take their Iphone 5 back to the store and get another one and shut up
    Last edited by Alli; 09-28-2012 at 06:28 AM.
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    09-27-2012 09:15 PM
  20. nikkisharif's Avatar
    So far I haven't seen the purple haze. Very interesting
    09-27-2012 09:53 PM
  21. iphonefizzle's Avatar
    Will everybody just take their Iphone 5 back to the store and get another one and shut the hell up ing. Jesus christ and 25 By Gods
    bru!!! holds up holds up!!!!!! you okay i think we can voice our opinion on the forum correct unless you have somehow been given the authority over everyone which i seriously doubt.
    09-27-2012 09:57 PM
  22. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    I took this just now focused directly on my ceiling fan light. I don't see any purple.
    09-27-2012 10:27 PM
  23. Jeremy's Avatar
    Will everybody just take their Iphone 5 back to the store and get another one and shut the hell up ing. Jesus christ and 25 By Gods
    If you have nothing worth while to contribute to the topic of the thread please don't post in it. Nobody appreciates someone else junking up a thread with meaningless banter. Thanks.
    09-27-2012 10:34 PM
  24. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I only tested on it a 4S and I didn't really test the camera app with certain lighting.
    gotcha. Well, maybe for the future iOS betas you guys/girls could consider taking more pics using diff light etc to test the camera app more extensively. I know there are other priorities as well, so just a suggestion maybe to keep in mind for the future
    09-28-2012 07:31 AM
  25. Daniel Gaming freak's Avatar
    For those who build apps like bar code scanners and camera related apps, with launch of the iPhone 5 for developers improved camera will be welcomed by various genres of apps, from augmented reality to barcode scanners.
    09-28-2012 07:43 AM
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