1. sj_kris04's Avatar
    Why can't Nokia Lumia 720/730/735 can use it's maximum 6.7MP?
    05-05-2015 03:21 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    In all phones, cameras, etc. the MP count is the total pixel count of the circular sensor I believe.

    Of that, a rectangular photo is then cropped, losing the roundness and some of the resolution.

    Why they don't take circular photos then? Its weird and probably a niche feature at most.

    Why don't they advertise the rectangular resolution, like 4:3 or 16:9? Well, nobody does I think.

    Well I could be wrong, but this is how I understand the situation.
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    05-05-2015 03:28 PM
  3. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Why can't Nokia Lumia 720/730/735 can use it's maximum 6.7MP?
    What made you say so?

    In all phones, cameras, etc. the MP count is the total pixel count of the circular sensor I believe.

    Of that, a rectangular photo is then cropped, losing the roundness and some of the resolution.

    Why they don't take circular photos then? Its weird and probably a niche feature at most.

    Why don't they advertise the rectangular resolution, like 4:3 or 16:9? Well, nobody does I think.

    Well I could be wrong, but this is how I understand the situation.
    Haven't heard of a circular camera sensor yet, but I think most camera sensors are rectangular. I've dismantled a few and they were indeed rectangular.

    At first I suspected that the cause is similar to the L1020 (having only 34 or 38 MP depending on the aspect ratio), but then the L730 has a "true 16:9 sensor" so there might be another reason.
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    05-05-2015 03:30 PM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    What made you say so?



    Haven't heard of a circular camera sensor yet, but I think most camera sensors are rectangular. I've dismantled a few and they were indeed rectangular.

    At first I suspected that the cause is similar to the L1020 (having only 34 or 38 MP depending on the aspect ratio), but then the L730 has a "true 16:9 sensor" so there might be another reason.
    Some other post, somewhere here... complete with a chart and stuff. Maybe not the sensor, but the lens is round and stuff!
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    05-06-2015 06:40 AM
  5. gpobernardo's Avatar
    I see. Yes, the lens is definitely circular, and the image it creates is also circular, but the sensor is almost always rectangular.

    P.S.
    My "What made you say so?" was for sj_kris04.
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    05-06-2015 12:37 PM

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