- 01-09-2013, 08:09 PM #5
I'm not sure of the true/native size of the sensor, but this link on Nokia.com says sensor is 16:9
Click on the camera link to get to the camera specifications
- 01-09-2013, 08:28 PM #6
Nokia made the 920's sensor 8.7 to make it workable to shoot 16:9. Without just cropping, you use more of the sensors' horizontal size then the 4:3. But the 4:3 gives more of the vertical side of the sensor, resulting in true 8mp. (where as your shoots in 16:9 are 7.1mp).
But the resolution difference ain't that bad. I shoot 16:9 because most displays are widescreen in my life, which makes for a better fitt. But always use 4:3 for profile shots..
- 01-09-2013, 08:39 PM #7
01-09-2013, 09:17 PM #8
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My mistake. I was under the impression that the 920 had a 1/3" sensor that, as I understand it, matches up better with the 4:3 aspect.
Basically it's a crop of the sensor... or does it use the entire sensor then re-sizes the image?
I swear one of these days I'll wrap my head around this digital stuff. The taking of the pictures is the easy part... all the science going on behind the scenes sometimes makes me miss the old days of film when all you worried about is mixing the chemicals and getting the processing times right.
- 01-09-2013, 09:48 PM #9
And I don't know.. I guess its a crop. Nokia are the only ones that do this.. the 920/808/N8 all have custom (wider) sensors to accommodate for the 16:9 aspect ratio. You can really tell when you compare it to something like the iPhone 5... much narrower field of view..
- 01-10-2013, 01:08 AM #12
I love what Nokia has done with their 16:9 images to keep the image quality so good compared to other phones which simply crop out a 4:3 image. They've done a great job with this camera.
Anyway, I prefer the wider view of the 16:9 images and I use that. I also can't be bothered changing it in the settings every time to 4:3 either.
- 01-10-2013, 01:07 PM #14
I did a lot of research on this when I bought our last camera. Everything I read from photo enthusiasts websites said to shoot in 4x3. Its a personal preference though. I started shooting everything in 16x9 initially because I thought it was better. I started having issues when I tried to print out 4x6 and 5x10 photos. You lose a lot of the image.
08-31-2013, 12:28 AM #17
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I'm a 620 user and would like to chime in. I've also been using 16x9 until recently, when I tried 4x3, and realized that the 16x9 version was merely a cropped 4x3! In other words, 16x9 does NOT maximize the horizontal resolution - it has the same horizontal res. as 4x3, but the top and bottom were cropped off to make it 16x9.
16x9, original resolution = 2592x1456, orig. size = 3.774 Megapixels. Notice that it captured the same parts of the landscape horizontally (left to right) as the 4x3 image, when it should have captured more.
4x3, orig. res. = 2592x1936, orig. size = 5.018 Megapixels. It contains all of the 16x9 image, plus more at the top/bottom.
Has anyone made a similar comparison shot with the 920 (or other Lumia device)? I'd be very interested to know. Edit: based on this http://www.windowscentral.com/can-ch...sharpen-images, it seems that the 920 does use the horizontal resolution properly for 16x9.
Edit 2: 4x3 orig resolution = 2592x1936. Also corrected "MB" - should be "Megapixels"
Last edited by LeviMonteverde; 08-31-2013 at 01:24 AM.