For those who use FaceTime often...

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

  1. PaulWog Suspended

    Jun 28, 2011
    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 68000


    Oct 17, 2016
    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

    Sep 27, 2008
    I would love a higher resolution FT camera! Sure wish they would have updated it to 1080.
  4. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
    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 68020


    Jun 2, 2016
    Cornwall UK
    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


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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

    Jan 7, 2012
    A post that I made in response to another 720p FaceTime Camera complaint thread...


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