Quality of RMBP camera

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NStocks, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. NStocks macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    I've recently used the facetime camera, just to test iMessage with my Brother on his iPhone4S.

    I have to say, I'm not very impressed with the camera... It's suppose to be 720p? It seems quite blurred on both my Mac and the iPhone.

    Is this the quality Apple still uses? I mean, is it a 'old' camera since they started using 720p a while ago?

    It seems such a shame to me that they don't spend an extra $10 to improve this aspect, when it's a Retina display.

    Anyone else think this? Is your camera good?
     
  2. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    It's the size of the camera, and what fits in the lid of the laptop, not the cost difference.
     
  3. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    um its obviously not streaming 720p over facetime. that would be stupid and unusable.
     
  4. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    why is every response of yours so venomously negative?
     
  5. NStocks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Of course that crossed my mind (not to be rude!), but I was just expecting more from such a high end laptop... I don't use it that often anyway, and I'm in low light so I guess it's much better in daylight.
     
  6. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    you still mad that you got banned for being a child?

    and to the OP, it will most definitely be blurry on your RMBP anyway, since iphone doesn't have facetime HD.
     
  7. NStocks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok. In Photo Booth the quality isn't as crisp as I expected. Not a big deal, just a general wondering on why it's not more superior.

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    True, but even in photo booth it's not crisp... I'm in low light which never helps. I'll try it tomorrow in daylight.

    When were the 720p cameras introduced? I sold a 2010 17" but cannot recall it's camera resolution
     
  8. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    nope, still annoyed that everything you post is rude and disrespectful. Why are you even posting here if you hate everything that is discussed?
     
  9. Textureboy macrumors 6502

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    Definitely need better lighting when using these cameras, they don't have sensors that allow less noised images, thats why it doesn't look as crisp without good lighting.

    It's a built in webcam any ways, I don't expect to use it for HQ images.
     
  10. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    This is one area where I am disappointed with my RMBP. The FaceTime camera appears to produce an inferior image to the FaceTime cameras in other MBPs as well as those in iPhones and iPads. I suspect that due to the extremely thin Retina display, Apple made some sacrifices with the FaceTime camera.

    Here is an app in the Mac App Store that may help those of us who are unhappy with the camera quality: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/webcam-settings/id533696630?mt=12
     
  11. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    I don't see why that would be "stupid" and "unusable" if bandwidth isn't an issue - which it shouldn't be since facetime is currently limited to wifi only.

    Mac-to-mac facetime already is 720p. http://www.apple.com/mac/facetime/

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    That is a very good question. At first I thought he was just trolling, but most trolls would've gotten bored by now..
     
  12. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    He's apparently never happy unless he's trolling the boards or insulting other posters for no legitimate reason...
     
  13. longerone macrumors newbie

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    looks like this application is for external USB webcams. Im also interested to improve my webcam quality.




     
  14. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

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    it's all about optics

    teeny-tiny lens and image sensor -> crappy image quality no matter what

    want good image, plug a DSLR to your laptop and use that as a webcam... :D
     

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