ios7cameraAs noted by iDownloadBlog, the first beta for iOS 7 allows users to use zoom functionality while recording a video in the redesigned Camera app.

Upon hitting the big red red button to start recording, simply use the pinch gesture to zoom in and out during video capture. You can also tap-to-focus on your closeups as you’re shooting video.

To zoom out footage, pinch out anywhere on the screen or use the handy slider at the bottom part of the interface. Unfortunately, the slider doesn’t appear until you zoom in on the video.

Previously, iPhone users could only use zoom functionality before they started recording a video in video mode. There are third party apps, such as MoviePro, that allow users to zoom, but those apps require post processing to register any zooms.

9to5Mac has posted a video showing the feature in action and highlighting how the image presented maintains a high quality even at full zoom.


The report also notes that the video zoom does not pan as close as the image zoom does, but estimates that the feature allows for a 2-3x zoom with no post processing required.

Top Rated Comments

Simplicated Avatar
117 months ago
Am I the only one who hates the new camera app? Zoomed video? Square photos? Cheesy vintage filters? I may stay on iOS 6.

Yes, because Apple points a gun at your head and forces you to use all these three things whenever you open the Camera app. :rolleyes:
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
everything-i Avatar
117 months ago
Am I the only one who hates the new camera app? Zoomed video? Square photos? Cheesy vintage filters? I may stay on iOS 6.

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Exactly. I'd rather not have the feature at all. A lot of people use it without knowing the harm it causes and then wonder why their photos look so terrible.

You do realize this is zooming for video not stills. You should be able to zoom an 8MP sensor image 2-3 times without any loss of quality at 1080p. I don't understand the problem you have with this, its free and you don't have to use it :confused:
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unggoy Murderer Avatar
117 months ago
I don't get the concept of digital zoom... you'd be better just cropping the image, or moving closer, rather than degrading the quality.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hestroy Avatar
117 months ago
Am I the only one who hates the new camera app? Zoomed video? Square photos? Cheesy vintage filters? I may stay on iOS 6.

I would like to have your troubles. I would be happy man.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
peteullo Avatar
117 months ago
Am I the only one who hates the new camera app? Zoomed video? Square photos? Cheesy vintage filters? I may stay on iOS 6.

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It's there as an option.. No one is making you use it! Sheesh
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Simplicated Avatar
117 months ago
Their existence really annoys me. They get in the way of my photo taking. I mean, you have to swipe from photo, to 'square', to video, where in iOS 6 you just flip the photo/video switch.

Huh? Photo is still located right beside Video. You can entirely ignore Square and Pano if you don't like them.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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