Compare the new rear cam with 3GS or iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by coolwater, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. coolwater macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2009
    So, iPod Touch finally got rear cam. How does it compare to the rear cam on 3GS or iPhone 4?
  2. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2010
    To my knowledge it's not a camera - just a video camera like the "old" nano,.
  3. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    It's a rear video cam.
  4. pingualoty macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2010
    Cameras, photos, and video
    Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still photos (960 x 720) with back camera
    VGA-quality photos and video up to 30 frames per second with the front camera
    Tap to control exposure for video or stills
    Photo and video geo tagging over Wi-Fi

    From the apple site.
  5. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

    Dec 17, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yeah, but can it do HDR 960x720 photos, that is the question!!! ;)
  6. Biker macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2010
  7. Shifty88 macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2010
    I don't understand how it has a lower resolution for still photos (960 x 720) than it does for video recording (1280 x 720).

    Is this to make the iPhone look better?
  8. Peterson8765 macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2010
    Yes, this is why Apple didn't put the awesome 5MP camera from the iPhone 4 on the touch, it would be too much like the iPhone, probably that same reason it still has chrome and not glass or aluminum.
  9. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York

    There had to be something. This is it. Oh, that, and GPS. Oh, and 3G. ;)
  10. pingualoty macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2010
    The reason it has a smaller camera is simply because the touch is much much thinner than the iphone that is the reason why the better camera is not in it. IT CAN'T FIT. And there is no reason why it should be made as thick as the iphones because the touch is supposed to be thinner.
  11. Shifty88 macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2010
    It's about 2mm thinner than the iPhone. I'm sure its simply disabled, the camera probably has the same functionality.
  12. qwerty808 macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2010
    so video quality is = to ip4, but stills are < ip4?
  13. pavenger macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2008
    Spokane, WA USA
    I would assume that since the iP4 has a larger lens and image sensor, that it's HD video will be more detailed than on the ipod touch.
  14. lostless macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
    The rear camera shoots stills in 0.6MP. Not even 1MP. I'm assuming the sensor is only 720P and can't shoot any higher and then crops to a standard picture size as standard photos are not 16:9. Would be nice if they let use use the full sensor to get 0.9MP
    Side note. For an HD resolution, I never gave it much thought that 720P was less than 1MP. Hmmmmm Go figure.
  15. gta50419 macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2010
    i think it's the same as the iphone 4 just don't have flash and 5x zoom
    but same quality

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