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Tips & Tricks: Use The Right Convenience Key to Focus Camera

Auto focus Every once in awhile I run into a BlackBerry OS trick that I never heard of before. The @BlackBerryHelp Twitter team posted that:

While using the camera press the Right Convenience key 1/2 way to focus, press all the way to take the picture. ^BBS

It turns out that this actually works very well on my BlackBerry Torch. You just hold down the convenience key half way and it will focus like a champ. Don’t get me wrong the Torch is no SLR but it does make for much sharper macro shots.

Let us know if it works for you! Feel free to send in any other tips you have found.

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  1. IMO on the torch, focus and take the shot by pressing the camera button the touchscreen.

    Pressing the button all the way down makes the camera shake and makes it a little bit harder to take a steady picture.

  2. SAAAWEEET!! Works on my 9650 (OS 6) too! 3.2 MP camera might not be as good as the Torch’s 5, but the focus sure helps! Thanks Ronen!

  3. I have been using this on my Torch. I stumbled on it accidentally. Pretty cool, works just like my digital camera.

  4. Great tip! Works great on my 9700!

  5. Niiiiice, thanks, as a cop I used that tip 3 times last night. Quick photos of ID’s on a accident scene in the rain.

  6. This also works on the Storm series too. I’ve been using it since the beginning. I often use my Storm as a copier because the macro focusing is so good! Sometimes I take photos of something my wife sent me shopping for and bbm it and she can confirm if this is really what she wanted before I leave the store with it! I know, too high-tech for some but it works great 🙂

  7. AWESOME tip. Works on the Curve 8900 too!

  8. seriously? This is new info to folks? Every BlackBerry with autofocus has worked like this since launch.

    I’m with papped though. I use the on screen button on my Storm generally for less movement (unless shooting in landscape). Touch to focus, click to shoot.

  9. Yea… Been using this for ages…

  10. Seems to work on my Bold 9650 .280 Beta

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