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Adjusting Camera Zoom

(Topic created: 09-20-2023 12:20 AM)
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ERW
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It used to be possible to adjust the camera zoom continuously. Now there are only two settings: 1X and 3X is there some way to restore the continual zoom?

 
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VerbumVeritum
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When you pinch the screen when you're on the camera app, does the zoom function as you're describing?
ERW
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I had not tried pinching the screen before you asked, but I tried it and the zoom is still using just those two fixed zoom settings
VerbumVeritum
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There's no control, or variability, in the zoom? Just 1x or 3x? When did this first occur?
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ERW
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I don't know exactly when it changed but it has been at least for a week
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VerbumVeritum
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Maybe after a system update? Try these steps. With the phone powered off, press + hold power and volume up buttons until the Samsung logo disappears. Using volume keys, highlight Wipe cache partition, and then power to select and confirm on the following screen. Returning to the previous menu, navigate to Repair apps, and then power again to select. This will reindex all your apps. If that doesn't work, kindly go to Settings>Apps>Camera>Storage>Clear data. This will essentially reset the camera and you will lose all settings.
ERW
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Thank you very much. That solved the problem. I really appreciate your help.
VerbumVeritum
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No worries! 🙂 Glad I could be of assistance and get this fixed for you! Make sure to mark this topic as solved (three dots, accept as solution) so that this information can remain active in the Community to benefit other individuals having these kinds of issues with their camera as well!
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It's definitely there.... 100x zoom. From 0.6x-100x and everything between, it's just restyled. The 0.6, 1 and 3x are supposed to be quick zooms like the most often used so they made them easy buttons for us but the rest of the zoom appears beneath the buttons when you hit let's say 3x, under that you will see 10x, 20x, etc or you can just pinch to zoom. Samsung would absolutely never remove something like the amount of zoom on one of their flagships. The 100x space zoom was a main selling point for this phone, plus there would be legal repercussions if they did lock us to something less than the 100x it was advertised having, hence "false advertising".
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VerbumVeritum
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I don't believe the OP has an S22 Ultra.
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