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Thanks to iOS 7, you can now zoom in on your subject while recording a video

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Thanks to iOS 7, you can now zoom in on your subject while recording a video
A still picture taken by iOS 7, while capturing video at the same time

A still picture taken by iOS 7, while capturing video at the same time

A couple of new features related to taking videos using iOS 7 have just been discovered. Neither one has been promoted by Apple, but both are features that could come in handy. One gives you a way to zoom in while you're shooting a video, although it does require you to pinch-to-zoom while recording. Or, you can tap-to-focus on your closeup as you zoom. Zooming out requires that you pinch out on the screen, or use the slider at the bottom of the screen. For some reason, this capability wasn't even mentioned on the iOS 7 features web page.

Another new but unheralded feature allows you to take a still picture while in the midst of capturing a video. To do that, all you need to do is tap the white button on the bottom of the screen while recording a video. The still pictures go right to your picture roll and you can take as many pictures as possible and still tap-to-focus or zoom in at the same time.

Take a look at the video below to check out the zooming capabilities on iOS 7. And we also have a still picture for you to look at, which was snapped while a video was being recorded.



source: YouTube, 9to5Mac, iDownloadBlog via Gizmodo

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posted on 13 Jun 2013, 23:39 22

1. shamashu9 (Posts: 51; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


my Nokia 6630 can do that zooming while recording video. that was year 2005.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 23:42 2

3. dorianb (Posts: 336; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


http://0.tqn.com/d/cellphones/1/0/r/b/nokia-6630-multi.jpg

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 00:11

6. aayupanday (Posts: 361; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Even my $99 Nokia 5233 does that.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 01:08 7

12. gaurang (Posts: 94; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


hahaha apple got owned...
nice comment

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 01:43 3

13. Anti-troll-returns (banned) (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I am telling you again! This is the innovation of the decade!

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 07:39

19. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


You got banned..

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 08:06

20. juandante (Posts: 214; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


man I tough this news was a joke ?

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 23:42 14

2. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1361; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Android has already had this feature for so longgggg

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 02:28 5

17. SIGPRO (Posts: 350; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Before android there was Symbian! Dont fotget Symbian father of all modern mobile os's! My old Nokia devices could zoom, Apple....FAIL!

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 23:56 12

4. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


I have that feature on my note 2...
What a lame......
And still there are no new features that are REALLY NEW!!
Very INNOVATIVE company!!

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 00:10

5. jacko1977 (Posts: 377; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


the blackberry playbook can do it

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 00:11

7. FlushGordon (unregistered)


it's called digital CROPPING folks (rolls eyes) since iPhones (and other smartphones) are incapable of zooming optically

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 00:16 8

8. jael206 (Posts: 114; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


You mean, previous iOS versions don't have this? (Sorry, I'm not apple-oriented.. Must be something to do with my taste)

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 00:18 1

9. ama3654 (Posts: 233; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


Goodness me, how much have they been missing?, they probably thought it's too embarrassing to mention it as even dumb phones had it ages ago.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 00:34 1

10. jibraihimi (Posts: 541; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Good to see ios is now incorporating features which are standard among other platforms.....

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 00:42 2

11. E.N. (Posts: 2218; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Apple omitted it because it probably wasn't a very important feature. As for taking pictures while video capturing, you can already do that without upgrading to iOS 7. I understand that you guys at PA like these flame wars, but if you're going to make an article as pointless an useless as this, at least be accurate.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 01:44 3

14. Anti-troll-returns (banned) (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Thanks to ios. Why we should be thankful to iOS7?

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 02:19 1

15. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 337; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


c'mon guyz stop the hate I also hate Apple but they have added many features in iOs7 that were not present in previous builds of iOs.
But I have to say the icons are worst on iOs now.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 02:25 2

16. SIGPRO (Posts: 350; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Wow you go Apple tha'ts what we call innovation..........FAIL!
My old phones from almost 10 years ago could zoom.......Apple you are a joke and a BIG FAILURE!

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 07:29

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 9361; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'll use this feature a lot, glad to see it finally arrive. Ios7 looks to be a bottom 9 walk off homer.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 11:28

22. neurobiologist (Posts: 65; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


Just drop already your apple sh.t and start to enjoy freedom and high technologies. Poor guy thinks apple is on fire :/

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 12:03

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 9361; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude get lost, cuz your negativity will have no affect on my next purchase.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 12:35

24. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Lol..
Take it easy...

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 08:18

21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4686; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Apple really lagging behind.

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