While using Galaxy S8/S8+ Camera, when moving S8/S8+ to a far distant subject after focusing on close subjects, the image on the screen is out of focus. Similarly, when moving the device to a close subject after touching the screen to focus on a far subject, the image on the screen is also out of focus. Why?

Last Update date : 2017.06.27

This is a normal operation concept of Galaxy S8/S8+ Camera.


If a subject is focused after touching the screen, the focus will maintain for 3 seconds showing the manual brightness control level.


However, if your camera moves to another subject before the 3 seconds, the camera will still focus on the distant subject that you selected manually.


This is normal concept and accordingly, your S8/S8+ camera keep the distant subject that you wanted to focus.



If you want to turn on automatic focus and track a subject selected on the preview screen, please activate “Tracking AF” feature.


On camera > Settings > turn on "Tracking AF" feature.








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