Apple proudly says that the the iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. I purchased this camera with the promise that it could do interesting things with AI algorithms, and that’s starting to happen in a meaningful and interesting way now. The timer auto-focus still doesn’t work and the zoom won’t focus properly, but the silly broken camera still takes better pictures than any I’ve ever owned, so I haven’t felt the need to replace it yet.
I tried the blow-dryer again today and that didn’t work, so I tried banging my camera on the carpet, and OMG, it worked. It wasn’t rotated at all, but if you looked at the camera from the top, you could see that it was skewed to one side. This is much too hyped by companies wanting to sell filters claiming to make the camera an X-Ray camera.
As an open format, it’s compatible with most popular NLE software so you get a digital camera that’s perfectly designed for post production workflows. If the camera does not have a native mode that matches all the parameters you pass, the runtime selects a capture mode that most closely synthesizes the requested mode.
Then I used the spine of the camera manual and to my surprise the lens actually retracted. The options they offered me then was look into fixing the camera or wait until they have exactly the same model in stock (which I realized would never happen the moment I found out the S1 IS has been discontinued).
The expensive 8×11 mm Minox , the only type of camera produced by the company from 1937 to 1976, became very widely known and was often used for espionage (the Minox company later also produced larger cameras). I agree, part of the fun and skill in professional photography is having complete manual control over the camera.