fuzzy webcam (MBA GEN 2)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by byke, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. byke macrumors 6502a

    byke

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    #1
    I got a new deluxe MBA gen 2 today and all seems good.
    apart from a fuzzy webcam.

    considering what I could have had ... am i just lucky?
     
  2. hooly macrumors regular

    hooly

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    Depends what you mean by fuzzy. Compared to my MBP the webcam on the MBA is quite 'fuzzy' because it is much lower resolution. There is quite heavy image noise.
     
  3. ibosie macrumors 6502

    ibosie

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    Oh dear, I've been wanting to purchase the Air. I use iChat quite a lot so would you say the image noise makes iChat unpleasant? I have a nice internet upstream speed, 2.5Mbps so picture quality has been excellent on my Mac Pro.
     
  4. lincolnchee macrumors member

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    It is not as clear as my previous Macbook Black.
     
  5. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    It does have lower resolution than the other Apple notebooks but as long as you are in a well lit space, it's acceptable.
     
  6. hooly macrumors regular

    hooly

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    The image just isn't as crisp as on the relatively state of the art camera in the larger laptops. It is perfectly usable, it just uses a lower resolution (megapixel) camera.
     
  7. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

    mhnajjar

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    I always wondered why Apple did this, couldn't they fit their original webcam their in the Air?

    Yet, I find it very nice compared to PCs but not Macs :D
     
  8. ibosie macrumors 6502

    ibosie

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    Well I bought one :) Aren't they gorgeous, i love the way it feels to hold and to type.

    iSight resolution is indeed disappointing (i'm surprised it isn't the same as other Macs) but at least I knew what to expect.
     

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