For those who use FaceTime often...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PaulWog, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. PaulWog Suspended

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    720p front facing.

    I still can't get over it.

    I can see the conversation:
    Strawman: "How much did you spend on that 15 inch laptop?"
    Me: "Ohhh... close to 3 grand (Canadian)"
    Strawman: "Why does the Facetime picture look so blurry?"
    Me: "Well, the screen has a resolution of 2880x1800, but the camera on this only goes up to 1280x700"
     
  2. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

    New_Mac_Smell

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    Does one like to admire oneself in undistracted fullscreen glory?

    Sidenote, I don't think people really want a 4K FaceTime camera or anything, remember realising how ugly people were when you first watched a BluRay?
     
  3. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    I would love a higher resolution FT camera! Sure wish they would have updated it to 1080.
     
  4. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

    BeyondtheTech

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    Is it really that "blurry?" Can anyone take a screenshot to see how "bad" it is compared to the crisp Retina text of a window in the background?

    Streaming a two-way 4K FaceTime conversation would be a bandwidth killer, probably another thing people would complain about.
     
  5. elf69 macrumors 68000

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    From what I read online facetime limits video to 720p anyway.

    until they remove the limit it will still not be as good as the camera itself if higher than 720p.

    The data I read is 2013/2014 so this may have changed by now.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    This complaint does seem to come up from time to time, and while I'll not marginalize the OP's issues, for me, its not aa major factor (or disappointment). Yes, I use facetime from time to time, but the resolution doesn't bother me
     
  7. danniexi macrumors 6502

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    A post that I made in response to another 720p FaceTime Camera complaint thread...

     

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