1. Kris Simundson's Avatar
    Which do you prefer and why? I know on the Lumia 1020, a 16:9 means 5 + 34MP and a 4:3 means 5 +38MP, but how many feel that 16:9 offers so much more?

    I personally find I like 16:9 over 4:3 just because of the extra you gain on the images.
    unstoppablekem likes this.
    12-16-2013 10:28 PM
  2. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I like 16:9 best, same reason as you. :)
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    12-16-2013 10:56 PM
  3. Kris Simundson's Avatar
    Figured I'd add this for better comparison.






    Sent from my Yellow Nokia Lumia 1020
    Attached Thumbnails wp_ss_20131216_0002.jpg   wp_ss_20131216_0003.jpg  
    unstoppablekem likes this.
    12-17-2013 12:21 AM
  4. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    figured i'd add this for better comparison.






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    16:9 ftw!
    12-17-2013 12:23 AM
  5. Kris Simundson's Avatar
    16:9 ftw!
    Exactly the sun on the right of the pic is what really makes it IMHO


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    12-17-2013 12:31 AM
  6. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Exactly the sun on the right of the pic is what really makes it IMHO


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    iPhone?!?!? D:
    12-17-2013 12:32 AM
  7. Kris Simundson's Avatar
    iPhone?!?!? D:
    My 1020 is my main device. The iPhone is a wifi only device. I use it for BBM. Easier than using my 10.1 android tablet lol.

    Got the gf a Moto X so I'm using the iPhone 5 till we sell/trade it


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    12-17-2013 12:40 AM
  8. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    My 1020 is my main device. The iPhone is a wifi only device. I use it for BBM. Easier than using my 10.1 android tablet lol.

    Got the gf a Moto X so I'm using the iPhone 5 till we sell/trade it


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    👍
    12-17-2013 09:09 AM
  9. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    16:9!

    Besides, it's much easier to end up cropping a 16:9 image to a 4:3 (or 21:9) image than the reverse, from my experience.

    Besides, 16:9 seems more...natural.

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    12-19-2013 02:30 PM
  10. Kris Simundson's Avatar
    16:9!

    Besides, it's much easier to end up cropping a 16:9 image to a 4:3 (or 21:9) image than the reverse, from my experience.

    Besides, 16:9 seems more...natural.

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    Grammatical error. Starting two paragraphs/sentences in a row with the same word


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    12-19-2013 02:32 PM
  11. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Grammatical error. Starting two paragraphs/sentences in a row with the same word


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    Not really.

    More like awkward sentence structure.
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    12-19-2013 03:26 PM
  12. Coreldan's Avatar
    Well, most practical applications nowadays are better with 16:9, but if one bothers to see the extra effort of cropping (I dont when its 200 pics of my daughter), then I guess 4:3 is better :P
    12-19-2013 04:47 PM
  13. BatteryLife's Avatar
    I don't know about you, but I prefer my images to contain more details, 16:9 is practically a cropped 4:3 anyway (at least I think so).

    4:3
    wp_20131227_15_03_17_pro-1-.jpg

    16:9
    wp_20131227_15_03_31_pro-1-.jpg

    4:3 shows a bigger picture, not sure if any effect to picture quality...
    But I generally prefer my photos to be in 4:3, since I can adjust it later
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    12-27-2013 02:12 AM
  14. IrishMcRock's Avatar
    16:9 for most outdoor or inanimate object type shots, 4:3 for pics of the kids playing around and doing things. Do not like 16:9 for situations when I want to take a shot vertically.
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    01-08-2014 12:06 PM
  15. Mark Surry's Avatar
    Shooting in 16:9 seems more natural to me. Also fills the screen of my Lumia 1020. Sacrificing 4mp is a small price to pay in my opinion.
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    01-11-2014 03:12 AM
  16. yarvelling's Avatar
    16:9 here too! :) The resulting photos fit your monitors and TVs properly nowadays, and well, real life is seen in a more widescreen aspect, so why not our photos?!! :)
    01-20-2014 02:30 PM
  17. AndrewL920's Avatar
    I have a question. Do you guys take pictures 16:9 in Vertical too or just in Horizontal position?
    01-21-2014 09:24 AM
  18. Slater_GS's Avatar
    Figured I'd add this for better comparison.

    Sent from my Yellow Nokia Lumia 1020
    The problem with these images as the lone example, is they are just one type of shot.
    Scenery, which generally favors a horizontal layout rather than vertical can benefit from the 16:9, by getting that extra side to side detail (like the sun above), vs the extra sky or ground (which usually does not add much more to the image.)

    4:3 has its benefits, like a few others have said, for kids or vertically oriented objects where you want more vertical detail and less horizontal focus.

    I shoot in 16:9 the majority of the time, but when it comes to indoor shooting with the kids and family, it is always 4:3.
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    01-21-2014 09:33 AM
  19. AndrewL920's Avatar
    Do you guys shift from 16:9 to 4:3 when taking pictures in vertical position?
    01-23-2014 05:23 PM
  20. Endja's Avatar
    For a photography point of view I always use 4:3 whether it horizontally or vertically
    10-03-2014 03:23 PM
  21. salmanahmad's Avatar
    In my experience 4:3 has been easier to handle and I've always used it for most of the photography I do, I'll elaborate on this.

    4:3 images can be later made into 16:9 and from my testing I can see pretty much the same whether in 16:9 or 4:3, I choose 4:3 for the extra detail.

    But then again I've never had the opportunity to photograph using a 41 Megapixel camera.

    In the phones I've owned, the Sony Xperia S, Lumia 520 and the Nexus 5 there is quite a gap between the megapixels you get when you switch between 16:9 and 4:3, plus I've always found it better to frame my shots in 4:3.

    For example, here's a landscape I took at 16:9(6 Megapixels):

    1412367147350.jpg

    And here's the same scene that I possibly framed better on 4:3(8 megapixels):

    1412367207092.jpg

    In short, from the phones I've owned and my own personal preference has always been 4:3, I hear it's better for those that print their images as well.
    10-03-2014 04:14 PM

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