Bug 12450

Summary: Changing camera mode always turns on flash
Product: [Extras] Maemo 5 Community SSU Reporter: Matthew Exon <maemo.mexon>
Component: camera-uiAssignee: unassigned <nobody>
Status: UNCONFIRMED QA Contact: general
Severity: enhancement    
Priority: Unspecified CC: nicolaihess
Version: unspecified   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: N900   
OS: Maemo   

Description Matthew Exon (reporter) 2011-10-05 03:38:07 UTC
SOFTWARE VERSION: Community SSU 10.2010.36-2maemo16.8

(Explain in detail what you do (e.g. tap on OK) and what you see (e.g. message
Connection Failed appears))
1. Open Camera shutter
2. Camera happens to be in "Automatic" mode with flash "Always off"
3. Tap Camera Mode icon
4. Tap "Night" (or any other mode apart from "Automatic")


Camera mode is "Night", flash mode is whatever it was before, in this case
"Always off"


Camera mode is "Night", flash mode is "Automatic"


Always.  It doesn't matter which two camera modes you switch between, flash
mode always resets to "Automatic".


Flash mode and camera mode are two independent settings, there is no reason for
them to be connected.  There is no reason a user would expect changing one to
change the other.

I rarely use flash, it makes my photos look ugly, especially in Night mode.  At
the moment switching from night to normal or video to camera is a tedious
multi-tap process, especially since there is no keyboard shortcut to turn off
Comment 1 nicolai 2011-10-10 10:04:27 UTC
I too don't like this behavior. First, I thought this 
is a bug in the original builtin camera-ui.
(the original camera-ui behaves the same way).

But I found out, many (cheap and phone) cameras uses that
kind of exposure program behavior.

So I used the same for my camera-ui.

BTW, the flash mode does not always turn to auto, when changing
the exposure mode. 
Changing mode to "sports" or "landscape" changes
the flash mode to "off".