Is the front & rear camera the same in terms of picture quality for stills?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Rocks., Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Rocks. macrumors member

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    Do still pictures taken by the front camera and those taken by the back have the exact same quality?
     
  2. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    Probably close in quality. But not the same rez.
     
  3. Rocks. thread starter macrumors member

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    So if I took a picture with the front cam, and another with the back, which picture would look better overall?
     
  4. DrawnToLife macrumors regular

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  5. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    I think the specs page said front camera is "VGA" quality, which likely represents 640x480...that is the industry standard for "VGA" quality.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_resolution#cite_note-3

    The back camera appears to be slightly higher resolution, but still in the sub-1megapixel range.
     
  6. EJR macrumors member

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    If my memory serves correct, the back camera makes use of a .7 megapixel camera, which is only going to be of a slightly higher quality compared to say, a VGA camera. Point is, you probably won't want to throw away your point/shoot camera any time soon.
     
  7. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    Front camera: 640x480
    Rear camera: 960x720 + backside illuminated sensor
     
  8. Phil In Idaho macrumors member

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    I'm not sure the front facing camera even grabs stills.
     
  9. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    It does - Engadget did it on their video.
     
  10. Phil In Idaho macrumors member

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    Oh very nice, thanks for that - sorry for my ignorance!
     

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