Camera quality: iPhone versus Casio

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by greenpaz, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. greenpaz macrumors member

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    Seems odd, but it looks like the movies I take with my iPhone are better quality than those I take with my (now ancient) 7.2MP Casio Z750. But the photos of the Casio are still better than the iPhone's. Any photo nerds out there with an explanation about the disparity?
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Video on point-n-shoot still cameras has NEVER been a priority. They throw it in but it's nothing great. Sure, the chips are great, but the processing and compression done in the electronics has never been something they spent a lot of time perfecting.

    (And the compressions! They tended to use things like MPEG 1 or AVI or whatever they could get the cheapest license for, I assume. Forget about H.264 of AVCHD or anything like that until very recently.)

    It's only been in the last 2 or so years that the $1,000+ SLR cameras have started to get decent video capabilities built in. So what hope does an 'ancient' Casio have?
     
  3. Meatball macrumors regular

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    A lot of compact cameras in the UK support HD recording and have done for a while, including budget cameras. For example, my £150 Samsung WB500 records great quality 720p video :). 99.9% of compact cameras these days record at 640X480 in H.264 or MPEG4.
     

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