iPhone Why is the Camera Screen So Small???

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by solo118, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    This is one thing that really bothers me in ios 7!

    Why did Apple have the need to reduce the size of the camera screen? It makes no sense to me and makes it harder to see the photos I am trying to take.

    Honestly it makes me think I am holding an iphone 4 again :mad:

    Is there any way to remove the borders as the way they are removed in video mode?

    Here is what the camera mode looks like
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    And here is what it should look like (this is video mode)
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    It was like this even with iOS 6. It's because of the 4 inch screen size starting with the iPhone 5. It's all due to aspect ratio. There are plenty of write-ups on it and threads on this forum.
     
  3. solo118 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Honestly I feel like the "viewfinder" size is smaller than it was on iOS 6 due to these wide borders
     
  4. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    The camera sensor aspect ratio is 4:3 and has been so in every iPhone model. This is a hardware thing. If they made the Camera app take photos in the aspect ratio of the iPhone 5/C/S's 16:9 screen, it would be at a lower resolution than the hardware was capable of, because it would have to trim it. That's why when you take a video the camera is zoomed in compared to when you take a photo.

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    Btw the example you have provided is a square photo, 1:1 aspect ratio. Regular 'Photo' mode fills up more of the screen.
     
  5. JayJamesWaller macrumors regular

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    That first image of the camera app you posted is actually set to 'square' mode, so isn't the full resolution, :)
     
  6. MozMan68 macrumors 68000

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    ....and your example is showing it in "square" mode. Standard mode maximizes the standard ratio and goes to the edges of the phone. At that ratio, they couldn't make the image any bigger.
     
  7. solo118 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Damn just noticed that sorry, but I do have ios 7 on my phone at the moment (of course not in square mode)

    I just feel that its smaller than usual.
     
  8. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    This guy's got it. Indeed, your first screenshot is an image of "Square" mode - if you select photo, the viewing frame is the same size as in iOS 6.
     
  9. solo118 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This is the proper size on the left, but again in real life it seems small

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Jeff Chen macrumors member

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    Only "Video" and "Pano" give you the edge-to-edge view. The rest photo modes are all with black edges.
     
  11. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    You may be right that in iOS 6 the viewfinder was bigger. However, I believe this just meant that you didn't see the full photo in the viewfinder. The actual photo taken had extra bits on the side.

    Certainly in iOS 7 you see the full photo that's taken. And the aspect ratio of that photo is no different to photos taken in iOS 6.

    Depends which you value more in a viewfinder: a bigger picture, or seeing the full picture.

    I'm personally happier seeing the full picture in iOS 7.
     
  12. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Well, it's not..it is what it is, and the same as iOS 6. Just your mind's interpretation. :cool: There's no issue here.
     
  13. MozMan68 macrumors 68000

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    It's not though...look at the pic above. The viewfinder goes edge to edge.
     
  14. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    Ugh... I said iOS 6. That is a picture of iOS 7. I don't know how to state what I stated any clearer. Please spend some time thinking about it. Yes, the viewfinder in iOS 6 and 7 were edge to edge. But in iOS 6, the resulting picture also had bits on the side that you weren't able to view. In iOS 7, the view finder is shorter (assuming portrait) but you see everything that gets captured.
     
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  16. MozMan68 macrumors 68000

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    Got it...I did a side by side with two iPhone 5's and now I've confused myself as the iOS6 viewfinder does indeed show more "picture" at the top behind the icons. :confused:

    I agree with your assessment above though...iOS7 is much better as it shows the true image being photographed

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    Hah..great first link. I was sitting here taking pictures with both phones...:D
     

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