1. Pastrami1's Avatar
    I remember reading how the 830 came with a "true 16:9 sensor" but when comparing photos I still get a higher resolution photo when using 4:3.

    Aside from "losing" out on wider shots, are there any downsides to using 4:3?
    01-07-2015 07:22 AM
  2. Harrie-S's Avatar
    There was a while ago a post on it .
    See below link.
    Last edited by Harrie-S; 01-07-2015 at 09:18 AM.
    01-07-2015 07:32 AM
  3. BatteryLife's Avatar
    Well... It is probably said that way because some phones, like the Lumia 520 for instance, get 16:9 pictures by cropping out of 4:3 pictures. This means that the sensor is less utilized compared to in Lumia 830. The below diagram is for the Lumia 920, but it should be the same as the 830.

    Whereas on the Lumia 520, images are obtained as below:

    Blue:4:3.... Red: 16:9

    Now, compare the 16:9 images on both phones:

    Orange: 16:9 on Lumia 920 and 830
    Red: 16:9 on Lumia 520
    Here you can see that itis significantly bigger on the 920 and 830.

    But let's go back to the first picture. If measured, the 4:3 still measures larger area than the 16:9. To get maximum quadrilateral area in a confined circle, the closer you are to a square, the larger your area.

    So to sum this up, use whichever you like on your 830. But I use the 520, so I'll stick to 4:3, since 16:9's are essentially cropped 4:3's.
    01-07-2015 07:44 AM
  4. Pastrami1's Avatar
    BatteryLife: That was really informative. Thanks for your help.

    Harrie-S: I'm not able to see a link. Is my post count too low to see links or something? Anyway, I tried searching the forums but couldn't really find something concrete to answer my question but I guess I didn't look hard enough.
    01-07-2015 09:07 AM
  5. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Pastrami1 I forgot the link.
    It is now in my previous post but BatteryLife had an very good explanation.
    Pastrami1 likes this.
    01-07-2015 09:25 AM

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