Noticed a subtle difference between pictures taken with camera vs video on iphone 5.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Swagged, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    When you capture a picture during a recordng theres more picture, and fills the screen, whereas you get less picture (probably the size of the iphone4/4s screen) when snapping with the stock camera app. It's a big difference for me.
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    Yes that is correct Video is taken in 16:9 and stills from the video will match that resolution. Digital pictures on the other hand follow industry standard 4:3 size, and thats why pictures are smaller.
     
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    Ok, to the point. Just needed reassurance.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Thats because the "take a picture while shooting a video" function basically just saves a single frame of 1080p video as a picture... So you wind up with a picture about same aspect ratio as the iPhones 5's screen, 16x9. Its essentially just a cropped version of what the iPhone 5's camera is capable of. There are probably some other shortcomings in regards to picture quality when using this function as well (iso maybe?).

    Take two pictures, one with the camera and one with the video camera, inspect each photo, you'll see the actual photo from the camera is much higher quality. The one from the video will be 1920*1080 while the actual picture will be 3264*2448, the latter being closer to the aspect ratio of the iPhone 4 as you mentioned.

    In the end, you're better off taking pictures with the camera and cropping them manually.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, this helps, because I was definitely going to start taking pictures via video camera, that was until I read this...
     

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