$1000 27" display, VGA camera

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by turtlebud, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. turtlebud macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I know that the isight camera was VGA when I bought my 27" display last week, but it pains me just a little that facetime is HD and I feel like my display is in the stone ages relative to the new macbook pros now in that area. Not a huge deal cause I bought the display FOR the display, but would have been nice if it had the HD camera.
     
  2. Alucardx03 macrumors 6502a

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    Same boat as you. Purchased mine last Friday. I was really hoping for a refresh today, so that I could take it back.

    Maybe on March 2nd?

    By the way, the camera itself isn't VGA resolution... it's actually 1280x1024-- higher than 720p. Apple just won't enable it in Facetime. Greedy.
     
  3. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

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    so the camera is indeed HD just not enabled?
    im sure they would have implemented HD camera in the cinema since other monitors n webcams had it already
    They future proofed in that respect I hope

    i got one too last week.
     
  4. Alucardx03 macrumors 6502a

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    I think they're probably using a different camera in the new MBP-- most likely one with a 16:9 aspect ratio instead of the current isight's 5:4. And I also saw some mention of better low-light capabilities. But, resolution-wise, the current cameras can support 720p with a little cropping. Should be easy to do, but I doubt very much they'd enable it.

    New "features" sell new products.
     
  5. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

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    well im not carrying the screen back ..freaking heavy getting it home!!
    lol
    its fine now and ppl said it looked sharp on their end so good
     

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