iSight in imac vs. macbook pro

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  1. Obese Lobsters macrumors member

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    Hello fellow members. I just got my imac a week ago and was talking to my friend through ichat when I needed to show him something in another room. I switched to my macbook pro in order to do this and I noticed a huge drop in quality. I was just wondering whether anyone has ever noticed dramatic difference in quality between the isight on the imac vs a macbook?
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    They're the same camera. The quality drop could be from the MBP being on WiFi while the iMac is on ethernet?
     
  3. Obese Lobsters thread starter macrumors member

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    They are? both are using wifi. I have a non-unibody macbook pro I wonder if the unibody's upgraded the camera?
     
  4. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I'm pretty sure that it's been the same since it was introduced.
     
  5. Obese Lobsters thread starter macrumors member

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    I suppose it could be that the pixel density difference or the IPS screen. The colors seem much more vibrant on the imac.
     
  6. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    MOst likely, or the lighting was different?
     
  7. Obese Lobsters thread starter macrumors member

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    I've positioned the MBP isight in the same position as the imac isight. I'm starting to think the difference may be the IPS screen.
     
  8. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Take a small video of each, upload it to youtube and link us? That'd be the best way to test it.
     
  9. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    you're pretty wrong.

    my non-uni macbook pro has a VGA iSight. All newer macs have an iSight that's 1+ megapixels (1.3 or something).

    That's why you've noticed a difference in quality.
     
  10. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    They've been like that since 2007. When did you buy your MacBook Pro?
     
  11. benji2227 macrumors newbie

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    The iMac iSight sensor seems a bit bigger in size than the MBP one. Maybe that's the difference in quality ?
     
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    2006.
     

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