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    is it possible to disable the camera's zoom feature?

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    like the thread title states, is it possible to disable the camera's zoom feature?

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    Re: is it possible to disable the camera's zoom feature?

    I really don't think that's possible, but I gotta ask, why do you want to? There might be a third party camera app that might have more options

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    Re: is it possible to disable the camera's zoom feature?

    the reason i want to disable the zoom is because whenever a photo is shot at 3x or 5x zoom, the overall dimensions of the image decreases in size.

    let's say i set the options to 640x480. photos shot at 1x will have 640x480 as its dimensions. when in 3x, the resulting image has dimensions smaller than 640x480. using 5x results in an even smaller image. i would expect that the camera would provide me with 640x480 images regardless of zoom. however, that is not the case with the pearl's camera.

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    Re: is it possible to disable the camera's zoom feature?

    thats how the digital zoom in most camera phones work. since its digital it just enlarges the image to what you zoom into and cuts out everything else that the optical lens its actually taking a picture of.

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    Re: is it possible to disable the camera's zoom feature?

    and digital zoom is better done in photoshop, imho... is there any way to keep it at 1x zoom?

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    Re: is it possible to disable the camera's zoom feature?

    Quote Originally Posted by anfrey
    the reason i want to disable the zoom is because whenever a photo is shot at 3x or 5x zoom, the overall dimensions of the image decreases in size.

    let's say i set the options to 640x480. photos shot at 1x will have 640x480 as its dimensions. when in 3x, the resulting image has dimensions smaller than 640x480. using 5x results in an even smaller image. i would expect that the camera would provide me with 640x480 images regardless of zoom. however, that is not the case with the pearl's camera.
    Hmmm I never used the zoom because I thought it would take crappier pictures, but I never knew why, that sux, now I understand, sorry I can't help, I'd like to do that as well now.

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    Re: is it possible to disable the camera's zoom feature?

    hmm... don't really understand, why not just leave it at 1x? is it auto zooming?

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    Re: is it possible to disable the camera's zoom feature?

    sometimes part of my hand accidentally goes over the trackball and zooms it in... i'd just like to prevent accidental zooming, because it happens to me quite often. a lot of the photos i shoot on the pearl are very spontaneous. if i'm driving and the sky is a certain lovely colour, i'll pull the pearl out and take a photo. my puppy loves to go on drives with me, and she usually does the random cute things so i try to catch that on camera as well..

    pretty much, i'm trying to figure out if i can disable a function that i'd rather not have available.

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    Re: is it possible to disable the camera's zoom feature?

    use the side key for taking pictures not the trackball this stops zooming by accident
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    Re: is it possible to disable the camera's zoom feature?

    Quote Originally Posted by toxic69
    use the side key for taking pictures not the trackball this stops zooming by accident
    i usually use it, but part of my finger usually ends up rolling over it while trying to hold the phone, especially when the screen side is facing away from me...

    so, i take it there is no software solution to disable the zoom?

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    Re: is it possible to disable the camera's zoom feature?

    i can't get mine to zoom. it used to. now i have no idea whats wrong with it.

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    Re: is it possible to disable the camera's zoom feature?

    Quote Originally Posted by ryn109822
    i can't get mine to zoom. it used to. now i have no idea whats wrong with it.
    I have run into the same problem. If you learn how to re-enable the zoom, please let me know.

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    Re: is it possible to disable the camera's zoom feature?

    try to do a clean install, as it is most likly software problem, go to dm and do a wipe and a clean install of all your things.

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    Re: is it possible to disable the camera's zoom feature?

    I just reviewed other posts and read to try a 30s battery pull. I did so and the zoom is working again.

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    Re: is it possible to disable the camera's zoom feature?

    Quote Originally Posted by anfrey
    i usually use it, but part of my finger usually ends up rolling over it while trying to hold the phone, especially when the screen side is facing away from me...

    so, i take it there is no software solution to disable the zoom?
    The only way i would think you could do so would be to mod the alx file. there has to be a cod that controls the zoom. I don't know what it would be though. Just remember messing with the alx file is at your own risk so save a complete copy first and be careful.

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