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iPhone 12 camera lens making things look narrower?

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iPhone 12 camera lens making things look narrower?

Upgraded from an iPhone X and Galaxy S9. The iPhone 12 camera has this weird lens effect that makes me look narrow, much skinnier than I am. The selfie camera however does not do that and looks normal. I tried disabling the lens correction in the settings, but that doesnt seem to do anything. What else can be done if anything? Thanks.
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Madevilz wrote: It's a certified preowned from Fido. You think it could be a camera defect?
Yes if it consistently does that, even after rebooting, clean wipe, and adding back new software updates, it's clearly a hardware defect.
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restartRFD wrote: Yes if it consistently does that, even after rebooting, clean wipe, and adding back new software updates, it's clearly a hardware defect.
I just compared to my wife’s iphone X. Looks like my 1x zoom is much wider than the X’s, that makes everything look more squeezed. I have to go to about 1,5x zoom to make things look a bit more normal. Problem is I cant play with the zoom in portrait mode.
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Madevilz wrote: I just compared to my wife’s iphone X. Looks like my 1x zoom is much wider than the X’s, that makes everything look more squeezed. I have to go to about 1,5x zoom to make things look a bit more normal. Problem is I cant play with the zoom in portrait mode.
on my 12 i can do 1x or 2x in portrait mode. you don't have this option?
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jimmy-j wrote: on my 12 i can do 1x or 2x in portrait mode. you don't have this option?
Nope, maybe because I have the mini?
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Madevilz wrote: Nope, maybe because I have the mini?
not sure what you mean. i don't have the max/plus/big version. i have the 12 pro.
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jimmy-j wrote: not sure what you mean. i don't have the max/plus/big version. i have the 12 pro.
The Pros all have 3 cameras and the Pro Max has a slight different sensor setup.

The Mini is limited to 2 Cameras so it won't have these extra zoom levels.
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Madevilz wrote: I just compared to my wife’s iphone X. Looks like my 1x zoom is much wider than the X’s, that makes everything look more squeezed. I have to go to about 1,5x zoom to make things look a bit more normal. Problem is I cant play with the zoom in portrait mode.
Are you and your wife using the same camera aspect ratio? For full sensor, your camera app should be set to 4:3. Compare to you wife's camera - things will look different on the display if her phone is cropping to 16:9 and yours is set to 4:3.

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