Camera quality on 2018 MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by eric.johnson, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. eric.johnson macrumors newbie

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    Who of you own the 2018 13" MacBook Pro, the one with the Touch Bar. What is the FaceTime HD camera like? It has never mattered before but I am needing to use the camera a lot from now on for online. I am considering and most likely will return the MacBook Air 2018 I just picked up because the camera quality is terrible and doesn't seem very 720p to me.

    Thanks!
     
  2. leman macrumors G3

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    Its the same as any other Mac in last few years. Which to say not very good. Very thin display makes it impossible to put a decent quality sensor there, unfortunately. If you want good webcam on a Mac laptop, you need to get an external one. The iPad and the iPhone have a good front camera simply because they are much thicker than a Mac laptop display.
     
  3. eric.johnson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That’s a shame. I am on a 2018 MacBook Pro now and the camera is noticeably better than the new air.
     
  4. RobbieTT macrumors 6502

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    Even when space is not at a premium they often select a rubbish camera - current 27-inch iMac is an example. The iMac Pro gets a better one but clearly the pricing is in a different league.
     
  5. Ma2k5 macrumors 68020

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    I think only Microsoft and recently, HP (Spectre x360 late 2018 model), have actually got a Full HD camera on their laptop - at least on the mainstream consumer ones.
     

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