Widescreen on camera

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by ArthurJack, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. ArthurJack, Dec 6, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 7, 2013

    ArthurJack macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2013
    I have just found out it is possible to have the widescreen back with the iPhone 5 camera as it was before the ios7 update. All you have to do is start taking a video then take you can take a photograph! Am I missing something or is Apple seriously strange with this arrangement? As the camera is now [limited] to 4x3 what's the point of the square photo (By the way what is this about?) With a widescreen photo you can always cut it down, you cannot add to a 4x3 photo. Please don't say use panorama. Anyone any ideas?
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    You've got it backwards. The camera sensor is 4x3 so the 16x9 photos are throwing away pixels.

    Here's the breakdown:

    Full Sized iPhone 5 Photo: 3,264 x 2,448

    A 16x9 photo, if the iPhone made them: 3,264 x 1,863

    The 16X9 photo you get while shooting video: 1,920 x 1,080

    You tell me which one you want. The iPhone is currently giving you the most pixels it possibly can. You're asking for 2 different things that are both worse.
  3. boobie12 macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2012
    Yep guy above explained it right. The camera is 4:3. You don't wanna lessen the quality.
  4. Stuke00, Dec 6, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 7, 2013

    Stuke00 macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    What do you mean before iOS 7? It was the same in iOS 6 too. Taking photos from the video camera only gives you a 1080p photograph, or about 2MP.

    There are camera apps out there that will auto crap your photo to 16:9 if you wish. I think KitCam is one of them.
  5. Osullivan1, Dec 6, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 7, 2013

    Osullivan1 macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2011
    You should take them in 4x3 as it's the highest quality and then crop them to 16x9 using the edit tool in the Camera/Photo's app if you want widescreen.

    iPhone's camera has always taken photos in 4x3.
  6. T5BRICK, Dec 6, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 7, 2013

    T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    I'd prefer the 4:3 ratio on my pictures, especially since that's where you get the full resolution.
  7. joejoejoe, Dec 6, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 7, 2013

    joejoejoe macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2006
    As for the OP's problem, I think he's confused because the camera viewfinder takes up the whole screen when shooting a video (because of it's 16:9 aspect ratio), and "seems" cropped when photos are taken in 4:6. What he doesn't realize is that the top and bottom of the 4x6 frame are being cut to fill the screen at 16:9. The reality of the situation is the opposite of what it appears to be, so I understand his confusion.

    I think at this point his answer's been solved.

Share This Page