Ubuntu Phone BQ: Camera has a big zoom by default

Bug #1487565 reported by costales on 2015-08-21
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
camera-app
Fix Committed
High
Ugo Riboni
camera-app (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

Hi!

I compared the BQ E4.5 & MX4 cameras with more phones, like BQ E4.5 Android, Nexus 4, Galaxy ACE.

The Ubuntu camera has ~1.2 zoom more. You can see it better with near objects.

Example BQ 4.5 Ubuntu & Android together:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/camera-app/+bug/1442670/+attachment/4437195/+files/66314703528372165.jpg

Thanks in advance!

costales (costales) on 2015-08-21
description: updated
Sergi Quiles Pérez (sergiqp) wrote :

I have made a test with two bq Aquaris E4.5 phones, one of them with Android and the other with Ubuntu Touch.

I attach two pictures made from the same distance where it is shown this bug.

Ugo Riboni (uriboni) wrote :

We are using the full digital zoom range of the camera as reported by the hardware.
Maybe for some reason Android chooses to limit itself to less than the full zoom range, but I don't see why we should do the same.

If this causes any problems to you, can you please explain what problems ?

Changed in camera-app:
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Ugo Riboni (uriboni)

Hi! :)

> We are using the full digital zoom range of the camera as reported by the hardware.

Same in Meixu MX4 and BQ E4.5. Coincidence?
I had a few Android mobiles and this is the first time that I have this problem.

> If this causes any problems to you, can you please explain what problems?

It's not about problem or not problem. The camera should work perfect
;) Even more when the camera is an important factor to buy a
smartphone.
I think this issue is affecting the images quality too: bug #1442670.

Best regards!

Florian Boucault (fboucault) wrote :

costales, you were absolutely right! We figured out the issue and it should be fixed now. Can you please confirm it's fixed for you with the latest camera app? Thanks!

Changed in camera-app (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
Changed in camera-app:
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
Changed in camera-app (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → High
Changed in camera-app:
importance: Low → High
costales (costales) wrote :

> Can you please confirm it's fixed for you with the latest camera app?

Sure :) When will it be released? Best regards!

costales (costales) wrote :

I tested and it looks great.
Thanks a lot!

Changed in camera-app (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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