8mp Camera concerns

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kmanmx, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. kmanmx macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2011
    I'm really concerned apple are jumping on this megapixel hype. Steve himself said megapixels arn't whats really important, it's the size of the pixels and the amount of photons they capture.

    But with an 8mp camera, and what is likely to be an even thinner design, it seems unlikely they will be able to retain the pixel size. And thus the gain in resolution will be nullified by worse light gathering abilities, amongst other problems.

    I'd much rather they keep the 5MP snapper and just enable 1080p video capture than update it to a mediocre 8mp sensor with inferior capabilities.
  2. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    I was worried about this as well but I have faith in Apple to make their products better year by year. I wouldn't expect them to use a "mediocre 8mp sensor." Can you think of a single feature that they have upgraded and have actually made worse in a newer version of the iPhone? I cant...

    If all else fails you can always go with a Samsung phone (amazing camera as well).
  3. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020


    Nov 21, 2009
    Up There
    Apple always come through, don't worry :)
  4. matt94gt macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2011
    Victoria BC Canada

    I agree they will make it better...have faith in :apple:
  5. Polekat macrumors regular


    Jul 13, 2010
    My concern with an 8mp camera is the increased image size (fill up storage quick) and I'd never be able to send one via MMS on EDGE
  6. spikefood macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2008
    Any time you send an MMS on edge it will take forever, its because your on edge. I would expect over 90% of people now a days are on 3g. Edge is an old forgotten technology.
  7. AIP5 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2011
    Well.. didn't we get a sneak peak at what the 8MP camera pictures look like a few weeks back? ;)

    I wouldn't worry about it. The camera on the iPhone 4 is fantastic. (Well, I don't know anything about the camera, but the pictures it takes are fantastic). I highly doubt they would backtrack to a lesser camera quality than the iPhone 4.
  8. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
    Of course Steve said that, becasue he was getting greif about the camera they were using.

    Just like the speach he maid about the antenna issue on the iphone 4. It's all just media speal.

    You got to have faith? lol. If :apple: believes they can get away with a slightly cheaper and inferior camera they will do it. They weigh up the markets expectations, against cost to calculate a bottom line.

    More likely the phone will just let you down size the image before it's sent anyhow.
  9. kmanmx thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2011
    So anyone that even remotely doesn't like the specs in considered a spammer on these forums ? :confused:

    I want apple to pull the next iPhone out of the bag as much of the next guy. But physics tells me 8mp in a smaller space is not as good as 5mp in a larger space.

    And space is something very, very valuable to Apple. I'd say its a pretty safe bet that product aesthetics are more important than camera quality to apple.

    But i hope you're all right, i'd love them to fit it with a fantastic snapper - and i kind of a have a small feeling they will pull it off :) But i'm still worried !

    Yes, but he is also totally correct.
  10. ChazUK macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)
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    Just set it to a lower MP count if storage space is your concern.
  11. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    Sony will be providing the camera module this year over Omnivision. Have more faith in them.
  12. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    The moderators took the post down but there was a jewlery/watch spammer above his post. He wasn't talking to you kmanmx ;)
  13. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    I use the Galaxy S2 with a 8 mp camera and the quality is simply outstanding. Looks great even full screen on my iMac. Just hope they use a camera that focuses and not one with a fixed focus like the new Blackberrys


    You iPhone 5 would not even let you send a 8mp image. It will optimize the image before it sends it via MMS. 8MP would take 30 minutes on EDGE and your carrier would not allow it even on 3G
  14. Wafflausages macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2010
    the only problem I have with the iphone camera is that under fluorescent light it gives an ugly ass pink vignette with the blue center :confused: but i could see why theyre making the jump its just more appealing i bet the majority of people think that megapixels > sensor size
  15. macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    I doubt Apple would include an inferior camera, if they do the tech sites would be all over it. I am sure they will improve the camera as they have with every other generation.
  16. kmanmx thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2011
    Yes your right.

    Taking a picture of something white in artificial light has that aweful effect.
  17. Polekat macrumors regular


    Jul 13, 2010
    Yes it is, unfortunately it's all ATT offers in my area
  18. Robby S macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2011
    To be honest, I gave up actively chasing MP once they got past 2. Fair enough, I don't go manipulating photos or zoom in too much, but that's still 1920 x 1080 pixels worth of image - more than enough for a typical print, enough fill my TV screen, and is larger than most digital photo frames. I'd rather have fewer dots and more light hitting each one, using advances in tech to improve the lenses and overall image quality, but I guess people are only able to understand numbers, and assume bigger must be better, right?! ;)
  19. msb3079 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2010
    collingswood. nj
    Unless your somewhere that only has Edge. Like when I'm driving through new England to Mt Washington... LOTS of Edge.

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