iPhone 4 camera: 6.7MP, not 5MP?

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  1. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    iPhone takes 2592 x 1936 pics in either orientation, so its sensor is square 2592x2592 = 6.7MP.

    Why not have an option to shoot square 6.7MP photos? Can be useful for cropping later, or sometimes 1:1 aspect ratio is dictated by the subject (e.g. taking a pic of a square map for reference).

    I wonder if full 6.7MP resolution is accessible via iOS4 API? Developers?
     
  2. reservedegotist macrumors regular

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    Uh, how did you come up with that?

    It's 5MP, the sensor also rotates so you either get a wide rectangle or a tall rectangle...
     
  3. Bleh5 macrumors regular

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    In other words, 2592 x 1936 or 1936 x 2592... NOT 2592 x 2592.
     
  4. neal.young macrumors member

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    FAIL
     
  5. spblat macrumors 6502a

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    Do we need an ORLY graphic? This doesn't sound right to me any more than the OP's claim.

    The sensor doesn't rotate, the camera's orientation is recorded with the image so that it displays properly.

    I think.
     
  6. samiznaetekto thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Indeed. :)
     
  7. neal.young macrumors member

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    ...of course the sensor rotates. It is a vertical rectangle when the phone is in portrait orientation, and becomes a horizontal rectangle when the phone is in landscape orientation. It is attached to the phone. It rotates with the phone. That's why you get landscape pictures when you turn your phone to the side, and portrait pictures when you just hold your phone normally.
     
  8. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    The sensor is fixed within the phone. This means that when the phone is rotated, the sensor rotates with it.

    Therefore the sensor is either 2592 x 1936 or 1936 x 2592 depending on how the phone is being held.
     
  9. iae610 macrumors member

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    haha thats stupid and wrong:)
     
  10. spblat macrumors 6502a

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    That is much clearer than what I was trying to say. It is 88 degrees in my office. Time to go be somewhere else!
     
  11. serialtoon macrumors 6502a

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    Huh?
    [​IMG]
     
  12. ogdogg macrumors 6502

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  13. samiznaetekto thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Tell me about it! :D
     
  14. samiznaetekto thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hey, I just tried to start a new rumor. Nothing is wrong with that. ;)
     
  15. samiznaetekto thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My brain apparently overheated in 101 degrees F. And I got my iPhone 4 today. Too much to handle...
     
  16. iSaxon macrumors 6502a

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    I just died.
     
  17. RonHC macrumors 6502a

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    Sure you did :rolleyes:
     
  18. melterx12 macrumors 6502a

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    [​IMG]

    couldn't resist...
     
  19. reservedegotist macrumors regular

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    [​IMG]
     
  20. melterx12 macrumors 6502a

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    [​IMG]

    i win.
     
  21. barroE macrumors newbie

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    You my good man, made my day! hahahahah
     
  22. Alonzo84 macrumors 6502a

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  23. detroit1 macrumors regular

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    op fail

    [​IMG]

    lol at the pics
    its still a 5 mp camera
     
  24. standingquiet macrumors 6502

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