Widescreen on camera

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  1. ArthurJack, Dec 6, 2013
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    ArthurJack macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    Yep guy above explained it right. The camera is 4:3. You don't wanna lessen the quality.
     
  4. Stuke00, Dec 6, 2013
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    Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    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
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    Osullivan1 macrumors 6502

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    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
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    T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    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
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    joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    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.
     

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