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    Camera.start_finder and the 2nd (front) camera

    The documentation (1) says about camera's start_finder:

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    camera.start_finder(callable [, backlight_on=1, size=main_pane_size ])
    But not a word about the 2nd camera (front camera in my N82).
    Is it currently possible to use start_finder() only with the 1st camera?

    Could it be possible to select the camera in the start_finder()-call like it is possible in take_photo() (6th parameter, "position=(0|1)".

    BTW, when start_finder() is running, Nokia Energy profiler tells that power consumption is 1.8 watts, but probably reading camera's cell is quite a processor intensive job?


    [1] PythonForS60_1_4_3_doc.pdf
    5.3 camera — Interface for taking photographs and video recording

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    Re: Camera.start_finder and the 2nd (front) camera

    With Reference to PyS60 Library Reference V 1.4.3, on Page 40 there is something you are interested in,

    take photo([mode, size, flash, zoom, exposure, white balance, position ])

    You can change Position (Seventh Parameter) to 1 if you want to use camera towards user. By default its 0.
    IDEAS is all they need but still they think only Genius can give them that.

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    Re: Camera.start_finder and the 2nd (front) camera

    Quote Originally Posted by shubhendra View Post
    With Reference to PyS60 Library Reference V 1.4.3, on Page 40 there is something you are interested in,

    take photo([mode, size, flash, zoom, exposure, white balance, position ])
    Thanks, but I was asking about start_finder(), not take_photo():

    Quote Originally Posted by aaaaapo View Post
    Is it currently possible to use start_finder() only with the 1st camera?

    Could it be possible to select the camera in the start_finder()-call like it is possible in take_photo() (6th parameter, "position=(0|1)".

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    Re: Camera.start_finder and the 2nd (front) camera

    Yes, I would find this useful too. Since it's not documented I think we can assume it's not possible in this version of Python.

    Have a search for 'autofocus' or 'camera' and you'll find a few posts in this forum from others keen to access the underlying camera/autofocus modules which apparently exist in c++. If anyone knows of the best way to submit a feature request to the nice people at Nokia please let me know - I'll love to have access to the secondary camera and autofocus functions in Pys60! Thanks

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