1. foxx182's Avatar
    I got an att lumia 950. When I'm in the camera app settings, it only lets me select a maximum of 16 mp. Not the 20 I was under the impression of having. Is there something I don't know or understand? Maybe I misread all the spec sheets that state 20 mp? Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks
    Brian
    11-23-2015 11:36 AM
  2. David Lohrentz's Avatar
    What happens if you change the aspect ratio?
    11-23-2015 12:03 PM
  3. foxx182's Avatar
    16:9 and 4:3 show same 16mp options. Does anyone else's 950 show this?

    The only options are
    Jpeg 16mp
    Jpeg 8mp
    Jpeg 8mp + dng 16mp
    11-23-2015 12:13 PM
  4. Deofol's Avatar
    Same here. I was wondering the same thing.
    11-23-2015 12:18 PM
  5. mstrblueskys's Avatar
    That's interesting. When I change my aspect ratio, it automatically switches from 16 to 19 megapixels jpeg. 16 being the 16:9 ratio, 19 obviously then being the other.

    Don't have to mess with anything.
    daimv likes this.
    11-23-2015 12:26 PM
  6. Con Georgiadis's Avatar
    16:9 and 4:3 show same 16mp options. Does anyone else's 950 show this?

    The only options are
    Jpeg 16mp
    Jpeg 8mp
    Jpeg 8mp + dng 16mp
    reset the camera and reboot
    11-23-2015 12:30 PM
  7. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Same thing on the 930/929-ICON.... I think it's what is called a 16 + 4 (2 pictures made for each)
    11-23-2015 12:34 PM
  8. foxx182's Avatar
    reset the camera and reboot
    Thanks lol. Works now by going to 19 with 4:3. so if the camera is "native 16:9" why isn't 16:9 19 mp :( just makes me sad. Not too familiar with camera/photo stuff. Just curious I guess.
    11-23-2015 01:30 PM
  9. InsGadget's Avatar
    Thanks lol. Works now by going to 19 with 4:3. so if the camera is "native 16:9" why isn't 16:9 19 mp :( just makes me sad. Not too familiar with camera/photo stuff. Just curious I guess.
    Because 16:9 isn't the native format of the sensor.
    daimv and Summer_Moon like this.
    11-23-2015 10:31 PM
  10. Rosebank's Avatar
    aspect ratio worked for me, jumped right up to 19M
    10-06-2016 07:20 AM
  11. EJ6612's Avatar
    19mp ≠ 20mp
    Still feel a bit cheated...
    10-18-2016 09:47 AM
  12. Dan Harris's Avatar
    The advertised MP is based on the sensor, the software determines how many pixels are in the final image. It's probably oversampling to get a better overall picture??
    10-19-2016 07:12 AM
  13. Groover1971's Avatar
    I believe that the sensor is round but the picture captured from it is a rectangle. Since a square will use more area of a circle than a rectangle, the closer the ratio is to a square, the more pixels you will be able to use of the sensor. That's why the 16:9 has less pixels than the 4:3.
    yvpan1 likes this.
    10-20-2016 09:33 PM

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