How many MegaPixels in the camera on a MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by SR71, Mar 8, 2011.

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  2. hfg
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    I have never seen an official Apple spec for the Facetime camera resolution in the Macbook Air published anywhere. I have seen some discussions where they mentioned 0.3 Mpixel with 640 x 480 resolution on the non-HD facetime cameras, but no validation links were provided.

    But, seriously, even a cheap P&S camera would be much more convenient, easier to use, and take better photos than the Macbook Air Facetime camera. :D:D:D
     
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    It's VGA so about 0.3 mpixel. It's fine for it's purpose though.

    Mpixels are not all that matters. My old 6 mpixel DSLR makes pictures tenfolds better than your average 12 mpixel compact cam.
     
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    I'm guess next gen of MBA will get a HD Facetime camera.
     
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    The HD-Facetime cameras are on the new Macbook Pro line. Perhaps they are too thick to fit in the Air display? Plus, I think these are more of a video-cam than a photo camera so they probably don't see a need for a high resolution camera.
     

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