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4/15/19
My Pixel 3 camera keeps having focus issues in the camera app. The image will appear to take a long time to lock focus with the focus oscillating on the screen. It also takes a lot longer to capture HDR images and Night shots compared to my partners Pixel Xl2 1 Recommended Answer 315 Replies 526 Upvotes
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4/16/19
Hi Simon,
 
When this focus issue occurs, are you tapping on a point in the viewfinder to lock the focus or just using the area-wide autofocus? Does this happen with the rear camera or the front camera(s) - or both? Does the problem continue while booted into Safe Mode?
 
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John
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5/4/19
I'm having a similar issue. Tap to focus. General focus. Thank camera just doesn't work anymore
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5/6/19
Same here..I get a wobbly effect across the screen and it has a really hard time focusing on things the closer I get. It may be something to do with image stabilization?
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5/6/19
I am having the same issue. The camera has trouble focusing and constantly 'jerks' the shot to try to focus even on basic scenes.
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Hello,
I am having issues with my Pixel 3 as well. The camera's auto-focus is constantly shaking during videos and I generally cannot get it to stop once the shaking starts. It's frustrating, considering I chose the Pixel for its superior camera. I had the phone for months and the camera was fine until right after an android update that I installed. (I believe that was two updates ago at this point) I'm not sure how they are related, but my phone was fine until that update, hadn't been dropped or damaged; then suddenly, with no other change to my device, it is now inferior.
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