New MBA iSight camera resolution?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kjohn, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. kjohn macrumors newbie

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    Now that we have this new "FaceTime Camera," I'm curious to know how the resolution compares to the previous iSight camera. Is it still .3 megapixels or do we finally have a 1.3 megapixel camera like all the other Macs?? Can someone open PhotoBooth, take a picture of and do a "Get info" please?
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I believe it is a 1.2 MP cam, but I can be very wrong.

    Edit - Just checked ifixit.... it's .3MP I was wrong.
     
  3. kjohn thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. shanmugam macrumors 68020

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    it is not clear as my iMac, i checked out on the Apple Store.

    why would apple put a cheap camera in a $999 and up machine??? :eek:
     
  5. secretpact macrumors 6502

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    .3 MP?? Aww man. Does anyone mind posting up a pic (any pic) from the facetime camera so we can compare it to the isights we're using now?
     
  6. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    A loaded Macbook Air is north of $1600 and to come with a cheap low end camera is pretty shabby of Apple:(
     
  7. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    Because they want to keep the screen casing extremely thin. I'm pretty sure the MBP's still have 640x480 cameras as well, and they can be quite a bit more expensive...
     
  8. secretpact macrumors 6502

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    No backlit keyboard.. 5 hrs of battery life.. no ambient light sensor.. those don't matter to me. But this? This broke it for me. I'll just wait for the next generation MBAs. Hopefully they'll come with a better webcam. :)
     
  9. bdeitemeyer macrumors member

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    Wow, thanks for this info. I was hoping the resolution improved from my RevC Air, but apparently not. :(
     
  10. miata macrumors 6502

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    It was at least decent of Apple to call it something different. I'm not surprised that they didn't advertise the fact. I'm a little bummed as I use iChat quite a bit with my other systems.
     
  11. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    Yeah Apple made a point in one of the pages that the FaceTime camera was even thinner than the one in the iPhone 4.
     
  12. miata macrumors 6502

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    Funny. The MacBook Air manual still calls it an iSight camera. Sounds like a last minute marketing change.
     
  13. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    if you knew how cameras work, you would realize how difficult it is to stick one in as tiny of a space as they do with the new MB air

    that screen casing is ridiculously thin
     

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