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Garemz
Feb 9, 2008, 03:13 PM
In Photo Booth the picture looks fuzzy and grainy

I took the picture using the MBA the dimensions are 640x480 and the file size is 72kb

Can someone take a picture with a MBP to compare

Cheers
Gary



aiongiant
Feb 9, 2008, 03:17 PM
it varies i can get really bad if your under low light
try going outside or somewhere where there bright lights

the isight is not high def or anywhere close

it's like a cellphone camera pretty much

NC MacGuy
Feb 9, 2008, 07:26 PM
Thank God for small favors. I can video conf. and it won't show I haven't shaved in two days! Low res. it is.

HLdan
Feb 9, 2008, 07:34 PM
Thank God for small favors. I can video conf. and it won't show I haven't shaved in two days! Low res. it is.

You are so right. I do a lot of videos using iMovie with the iSight and I can go for a few days without a shave and I still look clean shaven. Nice plus for a low res cam.:D

jameskohn
Feb 9, 2008, 08:34 PM
I use video iChat quite a bit, usually via an old iSight camera mounted on top of my 30" Apple cinema Display. Excited about the built in camera on my new MBA, I tried it the very first day I had it. I don't know about PhotoBooth, but for iChat this camera is head and shoulders better than my old iSight. The people I chat with noticed it right away.

instant hit
Feb 9, 2008, 09:39 PM
as like many others behind me that have played around with photobooth on day 1 of receiving their new pieces of kit, i was taken aback by the quality as well.

but then again, if you're in a jam, you'll be happy to know your isight camera was waiting for you for the longest time. :p