iPhone 6 Plus Camera and Widescreen (Or, the Lack Of It)

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  1. macUser2007, Sep 24, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2014

    macUser2007 macrumors 65832

    May 30, 2007
    Just got my iPhone 6 Plus.

    It's big, bigger than the Samsung Note. Unfortunately, not much prettier. Certainly uglier than the 4/5/5S.

    The camera is really great, however.

    Except that it does not do 16x9. I don't know about you, but I view most of my photos on my TV, or on my Apple monitor. Virtually all screens we have nowadays are widescreen, either 16x9 or 16x10.

    Why does Apple not include a widescreen mode? I know that the sensor is 4x3, (don't know why Apple chose it, as there are good native widescreen sensors). But, if for whatever reason Apple had to go with a 4x3 sensor, why not provide a widescreen mode?

    It's really annoying having such a great camera, but having to crop EVERY photo so it can be shown full screen on my TV. Or ANY TV.

    I have other gripes (compared to Android, for instance), but this is the one that really bugs me.
  2. macUser2007 thread starter macrumors 65832

    May 30, 2007
    OK, Camera+ does it and it seems to work.

    Well worth the $2....

    Wish Apple had built the widescreen option into the Camera, since yeah, it's really stupid not to have a widescreen option in 2014.

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