MBA camera vs MBP camera

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by vampireszombies, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I'm in the market for either a MBA 13" or a MBP 13" but I skype and
    take pictures a lot using webcam so I'm wondering which laptop has the better camera?
    I'm sure the MBP does, but is it a noticeable difference?

    My current laptop has a VGA resolution webcam and it sucks.

    Is the MBA's camera at least as good as the frontfacing camera on the iPhone 4?

    Thank You.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    The apple website mentions that the MBP gets a "FaceTime HD camera", while the MBA gets a "FaceTime camera". That's pretty ambiguous, but I couldn't find the tech specs on the built-in camera for the two anywhere else.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    lolwut?

    Dude they both suck. Made for chat exclusively.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes there not going to replace my DSLR.

    Whats photobooth for then?
     
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    wrinkster22

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    the air camera is pretty bad, I just finished a 2 hour video chat with someone and they kept commenting about how bad the picture was. I did not care because they had an iMac with an hd webcam (same as MBP) so I saw them just fine :D
    Also the front facing camera on the macbook air and iPhone are the same resolution I believe.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awesome, Thank You.:D
     
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    blueroom

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    You need good lighting for the iSight cameras.
     
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    The isight cameras are terrible on these things. If my room is remotely dim, you might as well forget about it.
     
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    The Samurai

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    The MBP camera is some what better (HD). The Air camera is horrible.

    If your thinking about external cameras, I am using a Logitech HD one but its no good with Lion as there is no support for it. Logitechs own software for OSx is buggy (take a look at their Mac forum).
     

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