1. deadlyghost1234's Avatar
    Which one is better? Choosing 4:3 and getting less area or using 16:9 and get more pixels? I have Lumia 1020 and wondering if it really makes any difference with 4:3(38 MP) or 16:9(34 MP)?
    Share your views.
    09-17-2015 07:01 AM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Hello and welcome to Windows Central.

    Hmm, it depends all on your preference. 4:3 covers more area or produces "larger" photos than 16:9, since the photo size of 4:3 images is 38MP versus 16:9 which is only 34MP. So if you would like to capture "more" of an object, then use 4:3. However, if you are inclined to taking photos of landscapes, then 16:9 would suit you more. Besides, there is no difference between the level of detail between 4:3 and 16:9 (since it's the same sensor and pixel density), the only difference is that 4:3 is larger/covers more area.

    I almost always (99.9%) shoot 16:9 because I personally prefer that aspect ratio, it appeals more to me than the ordinary 4:3. Also, 16:9 fills up the entire screen in my L1020 as opposed to 4:3 which is cropped. However, 16:9 has a distinct distortion towards the edges of the image, so if that would bother you, then you may opt for 4:3 instead.
  3. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Hello and welcome to Windows Central.

    Hmm, it depends all on your preference. 4:3 covers more area or produces "larger" photos than 16:9, since the photo size of 4:3 images is 38MP versus 16:9 which is only 34MP. So if you would like to capture "more" of an object, then use 4:3. However, if you are inclined to taking photos of landscapes, then 16:9 would suit you more. Besides, there is no difference between the level of detail between 4:3 and 16:9 (since it's the same sensor and pixel density), the only difference is that 4:3 is larger/covers more area.

    I almost always (99.9%) shoot 16:9 because I personally prefer that aspect ratio, it appeals more to me than the ordinary 4:3. Also, 16:9 fills up the entire screen in my L1020 as opposed to 4:3 which is cropped. However, 16:9 has a distinct distortion towards the edges of the image, so if that would bother you, then you may opt for 4:3 instead.
    09-17-2015 07:13 AM
  4. deadlyghost1234's Avatar
    Well yeah 4:3 kinda feels weird sometimes, 16:9 fills up entire screen so I would go with it.. Thanks :)
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    09-19-2015 07:22 AM
  5. Steve Adams's Avatar
    I go 4:3s as its a more natural photo ratio. Printing from the 4:3 is more inline with normal sized photos.
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    09-19-2015 02:35 PM
  6. nedarata's Avatar
    4:3 pros
    * more pixels
    * less pixel loss when converting from 4:3 to 16:9 vs 16:9 to 4:3

    16:9 pros
    * improved camera startup speed
    09-20-2015 04:37 AM
  7. gpobernardo's Avatar
    4:3 pros
    * more pixels
    * less pixel loss when converting from 4:3 to 16:9 vs 16:9 to 4:3

    16:9 pros
    * improved camera startup speed
    Agreed on the 4:3 pros, but not with the 16:9 pro - there was no improvement in startup speed from 4:3 to 16:9.
    09-21-2015 01:43 AM
  8. nedarata's Avatar
    on mine 1020 there is 1s difference
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    09-21-2015 10:10 AM
  9. Steve Adams's Avatar
    No difference in my 1020 running w10 10166. I notice that the past few days the camera app is much faster
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    09-24-2015 06:42 PM

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