The HTC One M9 come up with a big change as long as the Taiwanese manufacturer decided to relocates its Ultrapixel camera around the front and to offer us the chance to enjoy a more traditional high-megapixel shooter for the main camera.
I have to admit from the start that the M9’s 20 MP shooter has been one of the main subjects of talk among HTC fans and critics since the phone’s arrival and yes, this is not at all a bad camera, but it does require a little tweaking in order to get the best results and its auto-focus does not work correctly, so it needs to be fixed.
If you are here, reading here, then you know that the problem is a serious one. Half of the shots taken with the M9 results in over-exposed photos and depending on where you focus, the exposure changes all the time. We all had a similar issue on both HTC One M7 and M8 as long as the camera started over-exposing the background as well, but I think that now it’s ever worse than before, so we cannot stay and wait for a possible camera firmware update offered by HTC in the near future.
I think that it’s time to take action and the solution is easier than you could imagine.
How to Fix HTC One M9 Camera Auto Focus with Manual Mode:
Believe it or not, there is a way to fix these over-exposed photos easily by simply using the manual mode. The HTC One M9’s main advantage over several other flagship phones like the Galaxy S6 and its Galaxy S6 Edge brother is its camera’s manual mode. Despite of the fact that both Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices have that special Pro mode, it does not let you to adjust the shutter speed like the M9, so why not using this in our own benefit?
Just as you might be used to find in DSLR cameras, the HTC One M9 also lets you control ISO and shutter speed. To be more precise, by having this control, you can get the exact photo that you want without worrying about the Auto Focus any longer. So, if you have ever used a DSLR camera camera, you already know what to do.
If not, you must simply adjust the ISO setting to the lowest possible (I usually use 100 in normal to bright lighting) and set the shutter speed accordingly for the perfect shot. By using the manual mode, you have the possibility to focus on your subject and get a clear shot.
I don’t deny that this is not a permanent fix for the problem that this HTC One M9 camera has, but until we’ll receive one, use this manual mode and let it save the day. Let me know if it worked for you as well! The comments area is waiting for you, just as more guides for your camera are waiting to be applied as well such as How to Use HTC One M9 Camera, Enjoy Well-lit Photos on HTC One M9 or Take HTC One M9 Panoramic Photos!