iSight in new 27" iMac - HOLY *****!

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  1. Apple!Fre@k macrumors 6502a

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    Just opened Photo Booth to see if the quality of the iSight camera was improved and all I have to say is "HOLY MOTHER ***** SOCKS!" The new camera is at least three or four times better. I was expecting the same blurry image I had with my last 24" iMac, but this thing is crystal clear. Bearing, I'm looking at a small size window on my screen, but it's super clear taking up 1/4 of the screen. I LOVE IT! Finally, I can have quality iChat conversations! :)

    Anyone else notice this awesome improvement Apple sneaked in?
     
  2. gwhitta macrumors member

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    Yes, I Skype with family members quite frequently and right after I switched over from my old MacBook Pro to the new i7 they instantly remarked "wow, your picture looks so much better!" Definitely a big improvement.
     
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    There is definitely a difference, even if Apple won't officially acknowledge it.
     
  4. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    Can you post the new iSight specifications as I have missed this?
     
  5. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a

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    It also helps that you have a 27 screen shining in your face. :)
     
  6. sfmountainbiker macrumors regular

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    Nice to look at on your end, but also nice on the other end. Using skype person on the other end exclamed "it looks crystal clear!"
     
  7. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    I agree. When I iChat with family members in other cities they also commented how the PQ is better. One thing for sure is that the camera performs very well in low light.
     
  8. sanjuvarma macrumors member

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    Is this true for all iMac 27s?
     
  9. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, and the 21.5's as well.
     
  10. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    My 24" iMac iSight is fuzzy too. Is it the same quality with the MacBook Pro?
     
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    I would like to see a comparison between the 24" iMac and the october 2009 iMacs if someone has both models.

    Also, what is the max picture and video resolution of the new models' camera?

    Thanks.
     
  13. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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  14. ayeying macrumors 601

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    The 24" iMac iSight is nicer than the Air's iSight. The Air's fuzzy
     
  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That's a given. The air has always had a ****** cam.

    Oh and
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  16. Blaine macrumors 6502a

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  17. zerohp macrumors member

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    I think you guys are seeing a placebo effect. I didn't notice it being any better than my early 08 MacBook Pro.
     
  18. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    Is it any better than the original Firewire iSights?
     
  19. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816

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    It's curious that they wouldn't take credit for this... justifying value, upgrades, etc.
     
  20. iBlue macrumors Core

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    The built-in iSights are much better than the firewire iSights. That's not saying much though. :p



    I'm going to echo the sentiment that this is a completely useless thread without some photos.

    I'd also be interested to know if this is indeed just a placebo effect. What is the resolution of the perceived new and improved photos?
     
  21. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Agree with iBlue here. I have two FW iSights and they're both just OK. I like that, helps hide features that I don't care to show in high def. ;)
     
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  24. Jiten macrumors 6502a

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    I recall this Soilderknowsbest guy in youtube did half of his 27 inch i7 iMac review using his isight I believe.
     
  25. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    They boosted the resolution of video capture to match the correspondent boost in default video chat size in iChat.
     

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