Question about the camera

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kenbrinkman, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. kenbrinkman macrumors regular

    kenbrinkman

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    Why does the still camera have a wider field of view than the video camera? When you switch modes in the camera app, a significant "zooming in" happens on the video camera. Anyone know why? Any advantages to this?

    Still Camera:
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    vs

    Video Camera:
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    These screenshots are both taken at the same distance.
     
  2. jobsfnby macrumors regular

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    Hmmmm i never realized that until you mentioned it.

    Idk why it does that. Maybe it has to do with the video being clearer? I really have no idea.
     
  3. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    The aspect ratio of the video is different to the ratio of the screen. So it's zoomed. Double tap the screen and you'll see black bars.
     
  4. cloudberrybrew macrumors regular

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    +1 [​IMG]
     
  5. JonB3Z macrumors 6502

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    The video is 720p, which is 1280 pixels in the long dimension. They are using the center 1280x720 pixels on the sensor in video mode. Since the lens is fixed, this represents a smaller viewing angle than what the still camera sees from the full 2592x1936 sensor.
     
  6. kenbrinkman thread starter macrumors regular

    kenbrinkman

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    Oh right, I forgot about the aspect ratio. I knew I could count on your guys' infinite apple knowledge.
     

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