Camera quality of new MBA vs MBP's?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by arun21, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. arun21 macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2006
    Trying to find some information on the "FaceTime" camera that the new MBA employs comparing to the MBP isight camera. Is it much lower resolution? Will it have much of an effect when doing video gchat or skype video chat?

    Any help appreciated.

    Also, opted for the 13" 256gb 1.86ghz, 4gb RAM model.
  2. johannnn macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2009
    All models will have "Facetime camera" from now on, its just a way to build hype around Facetime.

    MacBook Air has always had a crappy camera though, thats the sacrifice of having everything thinner. Just as the iMac camera is better than MacBook(Pro). Of course it will have an effect.
  3. macbook123 macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006
    Yes, it has 4.3 times lower resolution at 0.3 versus 1.3 Megapixels. All the new providers offering high resolution video calling, e.g. skype, will therefore not be supported. It's a huge omission in the new MBA in my opinion. I'm pretty sure it will be fixed (i.e. they'll put in a high definition camera) within 6 months.
  4. rkahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2010
    It will be fixed when Skype develops around Apple.
  5. qbcall11 macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2007
    .3 Megapixels....Do you have a source for that information?
  6. macbook123 macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006
    I took a photo using Photo Booth and checked the number of pixels using iPhoto. 640x480.
  7. qbcall11 macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2007
    Thats the same as the MacBook Pro

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