The Truth about the iPod touch 4 camera.

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  1. P O W E R

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    Okay everyone...after searching around for the answer to this question of "How good is the ipt4 camera?", I finally found the truth. As most people already know, the quality of still-shot pictures on the new iTouch is 0.69 MP (960x720). However, the frame-by-frame resolution for video recording is 0.92 MP (1280x720), which is obviously better than the still picture resolution. This points to a most obvious conclusion that the iPod touch is using a 1280x720 camera sensor and downscaling it for pictures, rather than using a 960x720 camera sensor and upscaling it for video.

    Conclusion: the camera sensor is most likely better than the still pictures make it out to be, and some other camera apps may be able to (slightly) improve it.

    Source: http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/backstage/comments/on-ipod-touch-4gs-low-resolution-rear-camera-rear-mic/

    I hope this helps, since there has been SO much confusion.

    EDIT: Also, the webpage I provided states that the camera is tap-to-adjust-exposure, not tap-to-focus.
  2. kolko

    kolko New Member

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    So, we go from a 0.69MP to a 0.92MP camera. I don't really give a kebab about megapixels, but it doesn't seem that great of a change.
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    I know

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    It isn't that better at all. I'm just trying to clarify the truth about the rear camera.
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    Lux2GS Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for claryfing, I knew it wouldn't suck that bad xD
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    I think what would make people feel better is to wait for reviews and some sample pictures being uploaded here. That way anyone can see the actual results of the camera in action.
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    Those screenshots are from the iPhone 4
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    I was expect a 2MP camera at least. The iPhone 3G camera was decent. Not very great, but yet not crappy. This is a bit of a disappointment IMHO.
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    Is there any possibility the camera is actually better than advertised, but intentionally crippled so it wouldn't compete with the iPhone 4?
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    Wow. This is the first time I've been thanked for something on this forum

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    Ha sorry

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    Stupid me. I'll edit my post.

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