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New MacBook Air Owners Complain of Poor FaceTime HD Camera Quality

Launched just over a month ago, the new MacBook Air may (or may not) represent what Apple customers were expecting from upgrading Ma's most beloved notebook line: new processors, Retina display, Touch ID, and more. However, as not everything is flowers, something has bothered the lives of some owners of this machine: the FaceTime HD camera.

This issue came up after a post on Apple's discussion forum, in which a user questioned the quality of the FaceTime HD camera by noting that the photos taken with the notebook were blurry and worse than those taken with the front camera of his iPhone 7. .

Although MacBook Air's FaceTime HD camera is not exactly the same as the iPhone 7 (the first one recorded at 720p, while the last one at 1080p), the fact that more than 200 people also saw the same problem, starting extensive discussion on the forum. . Another user suggested that it appears to be caused by the camera sensor or software.

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I have the 2018 h Air only one day and the problem was there the first time I tested the camera. Which I can also confirm that the lens is physically clear. Uniform blurring in all regions of the image is independent of ambient lighting, therefore, definitely from the sensor or software resolution rather than optical.

The image above was published by the user Laflaqua It is not a topic of discussion. Note that it is quite grainy and even burst at some points, while others are quite dark which goes against Ma's propaganda, which claims to be able to see ?details? of the person through the FaceTime HD camera.

Some users have compared these images with those recorded by the previous notebook model and found that they are even worse if this is possible. In this case, a user reported that he preferred Apple to indicate the actual resolution quality of the camera sensor.

I totally agree with that. I'll be more than happy and not busy posting here if the 2018 MacBook Air specs say a 480p camera. The early 2015 MacBook Air camera is much better than the 2018 MacBook Air.

Some Ma moderators have posted tips that may help in solving the ?problem,? but so far no user has said they solved anything. It is unclear (no pun intended) whether this issue can be fixed with a software update or a recall would be required.

Was this the beginning of #cameragate?

via 9to5Mac

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