Best Camera Picture Size?

lacit1707

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So, i see the different picture size options for rear facing camera. What is going to give the best pictures..Why use one vs the other?
 

Ryan Wallace

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I just use the default 16MP size. I love the 16:9 aspect ratio and the level of detail within the image is the best. I would only use another size if...

1. You want your pictures to take up less space
2. You want 4:3 images
3. You want less detail (why?)

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also good to know.... can you change the ratio once the picture has been taken?

Yes but going from a 16:9 to a 4:3 you will lose some of the left/right side of the picture. Going from a 4:3 to a 16:9 you will lose some top/bottom of the picture. (You're technically just cropping the orginal picture)

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So what do you choose then if you have TWO of each size? Like I have a 4:3 (12 M) that's 4032x3024, and then right below it, I have a 4:3 (6.2 M) 2880x2160. The same goes for the 16:9 s. And the 1:1s! It seems like once again it's just size, but why have the same ratios but different pixels I'm assuming? Any guidance is appreciated. Thanks!
 

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less pixels, smaller file size

Hi lucianus, thank you for replying. I get that one is a smaller size than the other but I don't know what if any, affect that wud have on the picture ( making one of them a better choice than the other in terms of picking which setting to keep my device on while retaining the optimum quality possible for a camera phone. Any thoughts on that? Thanks again, K.
 
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The larger the picture the larger the print you can make from it. Figure about 200-300 dots per printed inch for the best quality.
 

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I've got my camera set on 16: ratio. After putting on my computer and putting on background it on takes up center of screen. I don't like this, is this because of the 16: ratio? What can I do and leave phone settings where there at? Thanks