iPod 4 capturing pics at 1280x720 from the Camera app

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  1. whocaresit macrumors 6502a

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    This is the first thing I wish for, when jailbreak comes out for the iPod 4 :)
     
  2. sarmo187 macrumors member

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    This is interesting because im pretty sure its possible, i heard somewhere that they put somewhat of a crop size at the .7 mp line, but im yet to hear the possibility of cracking that limit :(
     
  3. drjsway macrumors 6502a

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    The camera sensor is 960x720. When recording video, it upscales the image to 720p. The new touch does not shoot true HD video.
     
  4. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    Where did you get that info? I'm pretty sure it is only the app cropping the picture so it becomes a more familiar 4/3 ratio, instead of 16/9, which is fairly uncommon in photography.
     
  5. drjsway macrumors 6502a

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    From anandtech review:

    Apple advertises the rear facing camera as being able to record 720p video, however that’s not exactly true. Photos are shot at 960 x 720 but video is shot at 1280 x 720. Apple appears to be using a 960 x 720 sensor to cut costs, but upscaling video to 1280 x 720
     
  6. burgundyyears macrumors 6502

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    AnandTech's description does not appear to be accurate. I did some side-by-side video and the photos with the ipod in a fixed position and the photos are very obviously the same as the video, except cropped on the left and right 160 pixels - i.e., the photos are cropped compared to videos, and the video is NOT an upscaled photo that AnandTech implies.

    I'm a little surprised and puzzled that a tech-focused site would get this mixed up.
     
  7. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    You'd need an anamorphic lens to make it work, but how would you take photos at 4/3 ratio then?
     

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