1. SGA016's Avatar
    I'm currently using a Lumia 640, it has a 8 megapixel rear camera, which for some reason since Windows Camera, on Windows10mobile got updated, it shows 16:9 photos as a 6megapixel photo, and 4.3 as a 8 mpx option.
    I know all cameras, works with those options, widescreen photos being available with lower quality. But, It was not an option when I first got the phone.
    All I want is taiking photos as the phone was destiny to do it, 16.9 picture, using the 8mpx option, instead of 6.
    Any idea?
    10-09-2016 02:55 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure the 640's camera was always like that. My 920 was 8.7 MP 4:3 and 7.1 MP 16:9.
    10-10-2016 12:55 PM
  3. rusty502's Avatar
    The sensor aspect ratio of 4:3 is the issue,......a 16:9 aspect ratio picture is a crop, it does not utilize the full surface area of the CMOS sensor, it crops the top and bottom off ....pretty much the way it is in the digital photography world.....it is a hold over from the film days and making prints.....sorry, but no way to change it, and I don't know of any consumer cameras that are any different.

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    10-10-2016 01:31 PM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    The sensor aspect ratio of 4:3 is the issue,......a 16:9 aspect ratio picture is a crop, it does not utilize the full surface area of the CMOS sensor, it crops the top and bottom off ....pretty much the way it is in the digital photography world.....it is a hold over from the film days and making prints.....sorry, but no way to change it, and I don't know of any consumer cameras that are any different.

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    Fun fact, (at least some) Lumia's like the 920 have a multi-aspect ratio sensor that's a bit better than just cropping. illustrated here:

    920-pv.jpg
    10-10-2016 02:50 PM

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