iPhone 4 specs question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cowsrus, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. cowsrus macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2008
    probably brought it up before and I just overlooked the thread or something, but for some reason I can't find the specs of the front facing camera anywhere

    the back is 5mp, whats the front?
  2. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    pretty sure i've seen it mentioned as VGA (640x480)
  3. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    Which is completely acceptable given it will only be used for video, and is comparable to the iSight lens that ships with the previous generation Macs. Also makes sense given the resolution of the iPhone's screen.
  4. cowsrus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2008
    ah ok my lack of camera knowledge is showing

    anyway of putting that in terms of megapixels?
    like the quality compared to the back camera?

    im intrigued as to how obvious it will be if you took a picture with the front camera, compared to the back
  5. brdnboy macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2008
    Boulder, CO
    640x480=307,200 pixels. =~.3 megapixels if you were taking stills, which i don't think it does. Hence they give its specs in standard video resolutions.
  6. Damitri macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2007
    New York, NY
    There was a mention somewhere in the promo material of the front facing camera making it easier to take self portraits. So I think stills will be possible.

    Regarding VGA: The video output from the iPad is also VGA but in that case it means 1024x768. Why is it that when cameras are VGA it is always 640x480 but in other cases it can be higher resolution?? Just asking.
  7. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    1024x768 is XGA, not VGA.

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