Quality of the FaceTime HD Camera

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by DHUK, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. DHUK macrumors member


    Oct 5, 2005

    I have a 2012 13" Macbook Air which I get on with very well. There is only one minor gripe I have with it. I find the FaceTime HD camera very poor compared to my Logitech Mac camera. The image is washed out and grainy no matter what light I used.

    Does anyone else find the camera disappointing? It certainly doesn't seem to be HD quality compared to something like the iPhone or iPad.

  2. wkp765 macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2012
    I rarely, if ever, use the FaceTime HD camera on my Mac.
    I have tried it out a few times when I got the MBA back in early August. Nonetheless, I think it's a decent webcam for a laptop. And I find the quality to be better than the front facing cameras on both the iPhone and iPad.

    Also, a stand alone webcam compared to a built-in webcam that needs to be so tiny as it can be, is probably better image quality wise.
  3. stchman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2012
    St. Louis, MO
    The 720p webcam on the 2012 MBA is OK at best. I have a Rocketfish RF-HDWEB10 and the video and picture quality is FAR better when using Skype.

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