Im experiencing problem focusing a close object like a pen. sometimes when I try to focus the same area on an object it will show red cursor always instead of green cursor with a beep sound.
I hope there is an manual focus options for us because its quite frustrating when im unable to focus the things I wanted.
Hope there is a firmware upgrade for manual focus functions.
Solved! Go to Solution.
I don't know if you want to take a photo or a video. Nevertheless, go to Scenes -> Close up, or go to Creative Mode, then tap and hold your finger anywhere on the screen. A focus mode menu appears. Choose "Close-up". Done!
I get poor focus on my 808 too, sometimes.
I think it is caused by its focus being always "spot focus" - a single point.
All expensive modern cameras have multi-point focusing, which makes it highly likely that the camera will find at least one spot on which it can get good contrast or texture to focus on.
The 808 does it on just one point.
Let's say you are photographing a person, front-on, standing up. The focus rectangle will probably be on the middle of their body, and if they are wearing a plain-colour coat or dress, with no texture, the camera won't focus on it. No camera can autofocus on a plain sheet of paper for example.
I have been photographing "everything" since the 1970s and it does suprise me that the 808 often fails to focus, but when I take care to let the camera find a decent focus point, it works great. The 808 is just not a great "point and shoot and not use your brain at all" camera, unless you are shooting landscapes.
An entirely separate issue is its shallow depth of field, caused by the wide aperture of 2.something and the large sensor. A lot of people like that, of course.