How bad are VGA photos?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by iGuy38, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    I'm really pissed that the ipod touch doesn't get a 5.0 megapixel rear camera. So had bad is VGA anyway? Can someone share a sample picture of what a VGA photo looks like?
     
  2. celticpride678

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    The VGA camera is the same thing on the front-facing camera for the iPhone 4.
     
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    The rear camera is 960x720. Just a smidge higher than VGA.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    Only the front camera is VGA, not the rear one. Know what you are talking about before you get pissed about it.

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  5. macrumors 6502

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    these been taken with a 1.3mp camara phone (moto razr v3) & ipod 4 isn't even 1mp if it true thats 960X720 = 0.7mp.....soo yeah ipod 4 pic will probably look a little worst then these lol


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  6. macrumors member

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    .7mp

    That is what the rear facing still camera can produce. That's pathetic. I have an old dead flip phone in a drawer that can out do the new iPod's still camera resolution.

    Stay upset, Steve really lowballed the camera on the iPod.
     
  7. macrumors 68020

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    As other's have said, the back cam is NOT VGA. But a little higher rez than that.

    I actually quite liked the camera on the front of the iPhone.
     
  8. macrumors 65816

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    Remember, quality isn’t determined solely on megapixels. You need the software in order to get the most out of the hardware. It might not look as good as the iPhone 4 or a Droid X, but it will most likely look better than the 3mp camera on my phone.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    they said zune hd 2 may be coming out soon.. im hoping they support mac this time and do it right with a 5mp & 720 video
     
  10. macrumors member

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    its not even one mp, its not even photographical technology, its just a still frame of a the video feature, it will definitely look ridiculously pathetic...
     
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    ReallyBigFeet

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    While I think Apple should be ridiculed for equipping a 2010 device with a 'ghetto' camera that was considered almost obsolete by 1999, the relative difference in megapixels is just that...relative. It depends on your uses for the picture...print, online media, etc. Honestly, I don't think the iPod Touch qualifies as having a camera...more than likely their idea of a picture is really just software doing a screen cap of the video image (which more or less matches their quoted resolution).

    Here's a good example of differences between a 5, 3 and 1 megapixel camera shot, same subject:

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  12. macrumors regular

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    Hopefully the software helps it out a little bit. It's like how the iPhone 4 quality is actually a little better than the Evo 4G despite the fact that it has less megapixels.
     
  13. macrumors 65816

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    Pixel count doesn't mean anything. I had a 1.3MP camera and a 1.3MP camera phone many years ago. The digital camera took pictures that kicked the phone around.

    It's all about the quality of the pixels. So your pictures absolutely do not represent any quality regarding the iPod touch camera, or cameras in general. Like I said in another thread, look at Canon's G series. They went from 14 to 10MP in the name of quality. The current camera beats the previous one by a large margin, despite having 3 million less pixels.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    ok now im just being hopeful...
    apple made lots of typos today...saying itunes 10 "will be available now" (not available yet) , saying the ipod touch can ship by tomorrow (now they fixed it to say in 1 week), along with like 2 other typos on the site

    mabey this one is a typo also...maybe its really a 3.2mp and they haven't fixed it on the site yet *cross fingers* lmao

    *edit* now they fixed it & itunes 10 available
     
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    Like another said, resolution is just how big a picture is. Picture quality is what matters. Heck the camera on the touch may just be able to take 0.7MP pictures, but it could be good quality. Who knows.
     
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    Peterson8765

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    Haha, to be honest, during the event right after they announced the nano, I thought they were pulling our leg and going to announce something different.
     
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    Ipodize

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    I've got my fingers crossed your right... :D
     
  18. macrumors 6502

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    lmao im going to pray that it was just a huge typo LMAO! Apple just updated the site like 10 seconds ago and put itunes 10 online

    ill check the apple site tomorrow and it it still stays the same about the cam it's probably legit
     
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    Well ill be damned! If the 1MP picture is how the still pictures will look on the touchs camera then its perfect for me. I barely see any difference between the 3 pics, so thats perfect!
     
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    Exactly the same for me. I'm not a photographer by any means, and it is unlikely that I will care about having only the best quality pictures. Remember though, pictures may not be the best, but recording is HD. So videos should be good.
     

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