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Surface Pro 3 Camera

Get Glasses for Surface Pro 3 for Clear Documents Take 2


A while back I wrote about experiments to try to take usable document photos with the Surface Pro 3 camera.


I’ve got a somewhat better solution now, thanks to Hydrotac +3.00 diopter stick on lenses from Amazon (I had a credit there burning a hole in my pocket) and some non abrasive clear sticky tape.


Check out this crystal clear image (click to open and see original size)




Here’s my “modded” Surface Pro 3:


fasten with clear tape


This low tech solution is usable. I still wish Microsoft would have used a variable focus camera so that clear and crisp document capture was a usable scenario.

Microsoft Please Add Panorama Option for Surface Pro 3 Camera App


Dear Microsoft,

You documented how to take a Panorama on Page 84 of the  Surface Pro 3 User Guide (PDF). You provide instructions on the feature, but the feature isn’t available.


Your customers have been asking since launch and no answers have appeared.

Compare what is available using the Camera App on every other Surface (on the right) with what is available with the Surface Pro 3 (left).


I spent $10 to get which provides the functionality that your documentation states should be available free of charge. How about a $10 credit in the Windows Store to offset this?


Can’t you find a way to work with the folks that own the Microsoft Camera App and deliver on the experience you document? Please?

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