1. 2oh1's Avatar
    Is this a glitch with my iPhone, or with everyone's iPhone 5? If I set my phone on its side and take a photo, the image is tilted slightly to the right. But if I lift the far left edge of the iPhone slightly off my desk, keeping the right edge on the desk, I can get the image on my screen level.

    Image #1: iPhone 5, flat on my desk, lined up with the keyboard in the background. The keyboard should be level. Clearly, it is not.

    Is the iPhone 5 camera slanted?-img_3083.jpg

    Image #2, below: I'm holding the left corner of my iPhone 5 up with the right corner still resting on my desk:

    Is the iPhone 5 camera slanted?-img_3084.jpg

    Is this unique to my iPhone 5, or are we all experiencing it? I'm not saying this is a huge deal, but I'm surprised I can't rest my iPhone on a flat surface and get a level shot. Something is wrong.

    EDIT: More images added below.
    Last edited by 2oh1; 10-01-2012 at 01:04 AM.
    09-30-2012 10:21 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Is the desktop level?
    09-30-2012 10:25 PM
  3. Massie's Avatar
    Are you sure your desk is level?
    Edit: ha, crossed posts!
    09-30-2012 10:27 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    Are you sure your desk is level?
    Edit: ha, crossed posts!
    great minds thinking alike?
    09-30-2012 10:33 PM
  5. Jdeezy85's Avatar
    well the table being level wouldnt mean anything since the keyboard is flat on the table
    jtemple33 likes this.
    09-30-2012 10:39 PM
  6. 2oh1's Avatar
    The desktop is VERY level.
    The iPhone is set flat on its side with the volume buttons UP. I mean, really now. Only an ***** wouldn't notice the buttons causing a gap between the surface of the desk and the phone. The phone is absolutely flat, on a flat surface.
    09-30-2012 11:58 PM
  7. ghostface147's Avatar
    Can anyone else duplicate this?
    10-01-2012 12:28 AM
  8. 2oh1's Avatar
    Here are two photos using another camera to show my iPhone in use. I measured to make sure the iPhone was parallel with the keyboard which I've stood up to use as a prop.

    1st shot: iPhone 5 flat. Note the tilted keyboard on screen.
    Is the iPhone 5 camera slanted?-dsc01269.jpg

    2nd shot: iPhone with a coin under the left corner to prop it up at an angle. Note the flat keyboard on screen.
    Is the iPhone 5 camera slanted?-dsc01270.jpg

    Again, just to be clear: the desk is absolutely level. The iPhone is parallel with the keyboard. The shots here hopefully clearly show that iPhone is flat in one and tilted in the other (being propped up on one end by a nickel).

    Something is very odd.
    Last edited by 2oh1; 10-01-2012 at 01:06 AM.
    10-01-2012 12:29 AM
  9. ccostel's Avatar
    Is the phone perfectly parallel with the keyboard? That would also cause the angled look.

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    Is the phone perfectly parallel with the keyboard? That would also cause the angled look.
    10-01-2012 09:50 AM
  10. ghostface147's Avatar
    Take the phone to the Apple store and have them look at it.
    10-01-2012 10:01 AM
  11. 2oh1's Avatar
    I thought I made it clear above that, yes, the keyboard is perfectly parallel with the iPhone. Obviously, it the keyboard were at an angle, that would cause it to be at an angle in the photo. This isn't about the keyboard. I just used the keyboard as an example subject. Open the camera app. Rest your iPhone on its side (not the volume keys side, obviously. It needs to be flat). Is what you see on screen level, or is it at an angle? Slide a nickel under the left hand side. Does what you see on screen suddenly become level? That's what's happening on mine.
    10-01-2012 01:00 PM
  12. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    Mine is level. Stop worrying and just take it in for warranty.
    10-01-2012 01:15 PM
  13. 2oh1's Avatar
    Mine is level. Stop worrying and just take it in for warranty.
    I'm not really worried. My thought was: if every iPhone 5 has this issue, I'd just live with it. If it's only mine, I'd take it to Apple to swap (especially since my iPhone 5 also came with one of those machine scratches). I'm just trying to make sure it's an issue unique to mine rather than every iPhone 5. Aside from this camera oddity, I'm LOVING the 5. For me, this was an upgrade worth waiting for.
    Last edited by 2oh1; 10-01-2012 at 04:33 PM.
    10-01-2012 02:05 PM
  14. gixxer07600's Avatar
    Tried it out with mine. Mines level.

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    Tried it out with mine. Mines level.
    10-01-2012 07:51 PM
  15. GPAbsinthe's Avatar
    Level...
    10-01-2012 08:01 PM
  16. slalomskie's Avatar
    Check the front camera and see if that camera is level.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 baby.
    10-01-2012 10:22 PM
  17. tomcham33's Avatar
    Hi, all the iPhone 5 camera are tilted the same way. The design intension is to make the pictures taken as if the camera is located in the centre of the iPhone. I have tried 5 iPhone 5 already and all of them are the same with tilted camera (may be the software). However the iPod Touch 5G's camera is straight, I have tested 3 of them and they are absolutely perpendicular to the body.
    10-29-2012 10:26 PM
  18. Daniel Piraino's Avatar
    Your iPhone is definitely not right .. I have so far been through TWO 16GB iPhone 5's (Sprint) and both are not level.

    The first one was taken back but only because of the protection program and I'm about to take this one back , although I am fairly certain this will be a drama filled event.

    Apple support is aware of the problem but did not acknowledge anything .

    I purchased the iPhone 5 as a standalone "real time" camera in addition to my HTC Evo 4G LTE which I have a new found appreciation for due to the fact that everything on the Evo performs flawlessly.
    Let me know how you make out ?

    03-09-2013 10:06 AM
  19. cpc12's Avatar
    3 questions ..

    1 is the desk level

    2 is the camera parallel to the keyboard

    3 maybe the volume buttons are making the phone sit crooked

    Why am I the first to think of these things.....
    03-10-2013 11:00 PM
  20. cpc12's Avatar
    Also is the phone flat ?...
    03-10-2013 11:03 PM
  21. bahandi's Avatar
    3 questions ..

    1 is the desk level

    2 is the camera parallel to the keyboard

    3 maybe the volume buttons are making the phone sit crooked

    Why am I the first to think of these things.....
    One question, did you even read the thread or just the title?
    03-11-2013 01:35 AM
  22. bahandi's Avatar
    To the OP. It almost looks like barrel distortion to me, not tilting. Try taking another test photo a little further away to see if it looks the same.
    03-11-2013 01:37 AM
  23. linsiris's Avatar
    One question, did you even read the thread or just the title?
    I wonder the exact same thing!

    Back to the subject. I haven't noticed any tilt on my iP5's camera. How odd is that?
    03-11-2013 02:09 AM
  24. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    I just tested both of my iPhone 5's with the grid turned on and both are a little uneven. I really think it depends on how the camera is positioned into the case back. It clips onto the bottom of the logic board and the opening leaves a little give with the ribbon cable.

    My theory is that everyone's will be slightly different.
    03-11-2013 12:45 PM

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