9.1mp or 12mp?

Pickle528

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In the camera app, I like how you can do the full picture view where it fills up the whole camera, but that changes the resolution to 7.9mp, and i have noticed a picture quality decrease with the full screen mode on. The full 12mp mode is only 4:3 which looks very small on the 18.5:9 phone screen while taking the picture and while viewing it in gallery, so I was looking at the 9.1mp mode that is 16:9 like my Galaxy S6 and all other mobile devices/TVs. It also fills up the camera app better while taking your picture. I like the 16:9 dimension better than the 4:3 dimension, but will losing 2.9mp be a big deal? I tried to do a comparison and couldn't really notice too big of a difference... so I want to get your guys' opinions.

I just had the thought... the width of the image is still 4032, just the height has changed from 3024 to 2268, meaning that there is less pixels, but the photo quality will still be the same or similar? I don't know much about photography...
 

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You won't 'actually' lose quality between the highest resolution 16:9 and 4:3 options. Basically what the software does is crops the 4:3 pic to 16:9. You'll get the same results in quality if you use the 4:3 pic then crop off the top and bottom parts.

You only lose quality when you go to the secondary options.
 

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You won't 'actually' lose quality between the highest resolution 16:9 and 4:3 options. Basically what the software does is crops the 4:3 pic to 16:9. You'll get the same results in quality if you use the 4:3 pic then crop off the top and bottom parts.

You only lose quality when you go to the secondary options.

Ok sweet thanks
 

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You won't 'actually' lose quality between the highest resolution 16:9 and 4:3 options. Basically what the software does is crops the 4:3 pic to 16:9. You'll get the same results in quality if you use the 4:3 pic then crop off the top and bottom parts.

You only lose quality when you go to the secondary options.
To add to this, I prefer shooting the chum resolution of whatever camera I'm using. This way, if your composition is a bit off, you have more to work with if you want it at a different ratio. If you shoot in the cropped mode and don't get it right, any further cropping will result in a loss of quality and effectively digitally zoom the final image.
 

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