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[Request] [Jolla Tablet] Flash for rear camera. [answered]

asked 2014-11-19 12:58:07 +0300

Jolla095 gravatar image

updated 2015-01-16 15:08:45 +0300

eric gravatar image

Rear camera should have a flash. Without flash the camera is not so useful for other than outside scenery photos (in summer). Flash could also have a second purpose as being video assist light ...

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answered 2014-11-19 14:07:26 +0300

xernobyl gravatar image

updated 2014-11-19 14:07:44 +0300

I would prefer a light on the front camera. IMO back cameras on tablets are just a a waste of money.

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Yes, that would help taking better selfies in low light mode with the added bonus of using display as a viewfinder :)

Jolla095 ( 2014-11-19 14:14:52 +0300 )edit

Isn't a tablet rather useless as a camera anyway? And a "flash" isn't going to improve anything. The only function it has on the phone is as a flashlight. Use the money and space for decent lens/sensor instead.

evk ( 2014-11-19 14:17:18 +0300 )edit

It would be helpful at night, for doing videocalls. That's something I hope more people use a tablet for other than using it as a big ugly camera :S

xernobyl ( 2014-11-19 14:20:24 +0300 )edit

I think the light near front side camera is unnecessary. Instead it would be nice to have an option to use the screen as a "flash light" for selfies. In this option the screen would light up to full brightness with white background leaving a little preview window of cameras view near the front side camera. With this window it would be easy to compose the selfie while screen's white background illuminates your face smoothly.

tasuri ( 2015-01-30 10:33:38 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-01-16 15:08:51 +0300

eric gravatar image

Jolla Roadmapping Meeting - Friday 16.01.2015

Thank you for your contribution to the Jolla Tablet project!

We receive a lot of ideas and suggestions, which we are grateful for, but all of them can't be implemented. We've reviewed your idea and unfortunately it is not something we can implement, at least right now.

However, we will keep all suggestions, and might revisit this decision in the future if we see an opportunity to implement this feature-request in an upcoming product/SW release.

Best regards,
The Jolla Tablet Team

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