1. heading4tomorrow's Avatar
    I am not sure if this was discussed in detail, but I realized that 1:1 and 16:9 ratios are actually crops of 4:3
    So with 1:1 it crops on left and right, top and bottom (so it basically takes a square chunk off the center), and with 16:9 crops top and bottom but it does leave sides in.

    So if you want to get the most "picture" out of your pictures, use 4:3 and then crop the way you want it later on, otherwise you may not be able to get the framing you want and you may feel like you need to stand much farther than you need to. This is especially important when you don't have much room to go back like if you are taking a picture against a wall or something with another object (like a car, tree, etc..) behind you so that neither object can move further to get into your frame. We see this a lot with joke of an angle they had on other phones, where you see some guy hold the phone up to his chest in order to get a nice picture.

    I guess this would apply to Classic too, but I don't have my Classic with me to test it.
    bluetroll and lpthomasson like this.
    07-17-15 04:25 PM
  2. deadcowboy's Avatar
    Yup. And 4x3 is a lovely aspect ratio besides. It's a professional's aspect ratio.
    07-17-15 06:27 PM
  3. lysskr's Avatar
    It's pretty much the same on the Classic. I just tested it on mine. Good post, thanks

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    07-17-15 06:33 PM
  4. jojo beaconsfield's Avatar
    Thanks ,I've been testing out the camera with different settings,just hate how long it takes to focus.
    07-17-15 06:58 PM
  5. heading4tomorrow's Avatar
    Thanks ,I've been testing out the camera with different settings,just hate how long it takes to focus.
    Is it still slow to focus when you tap on the screen to manually force it to focus?
    07-17-15 07:21 PM
  6. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    4:3 is the native aspect ratio of the sensor, so that's why everything else is actually 'crops'. The only way to achieve something other than the native aspect ratio is by throwing away pixels horizontally or vertically (you obviously can't add extra pixels to make an image 'wider' or add some extra vertical pixels to make it 1:1).

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    07-17-15 07:30 PM
  7. heading4tomorrow's Avatar
    4:3 is the native aspect ratio of the sensor, so that's why everything else is actually 'crops'. The only way to achieve something other than the native aspect ratio is by throwing away pixels horizontally or vertically (you obviously can't add extra pixels to make an image 'wider' or add some extra vertical pixels to make it 1:1).

    Posted via CB10
    That's good info, and I have to say COME ON! All this time I've been using my Z30 with 16:9 while 4:3 actually had a much bigger frame. I had no idea.
    I guess 4:3 should be used on all devices no matter what it is if the sensor is designed that way. I am surprised they don't make that native, I guess many people would complain and nitpick about having black bars like how people did back when widescreen movies had black bars on top and bottom, those people thought they were missing picture (instead of thinking they actually get more on sides).. We got exact opposite with these wide screen / full screen phones...
    07-17-15 07:57 PM
  8. myboxerssayjoe's Avatar
    Forgot where I saw the breakdown of resolution by aspect ratio, but 4:3 has the highest. I've been using that for a majority of owning the Passport.
    07-17-15 10:01 PM
  9. dale-c's Avatar
    This is good to know. I think I will change mine from 1x1.

    Posted via CB10
    07-17-15 10:30 PM
  10. 7onZ's Avatar
    4:3 has the Golden means! ) That's why I'm drawn into it. Now that the details have elaborated, this all make sense why I keep coming back to 4:3. Thanks!

    Clickety-Clack via CB10
    07-17-15 10:50 PM
  11. Detective M Downs's Avatar
    07-17-15 11:09 PM
  12. crunch27's Avatar
    I like using the 4:3 ratio. I didn't know that it improved the resolution.

    Posted via CB10
    07-18-15 03:46 PM
  13. LeeU1911's Avatar
    Wow, this is so true! Thanks OP!

    Here I did a quick comparison even on my Z3 with the same camera position. You can see much more details in the top, bottom, left and right in 4:3 ratio than the others. So I guess this is applied to all BlackBerry devices.

    1:1

    Use 4:3 when taking pictures with Passport-img_20150719_111633.jpg

    16:9


    Use 4:3 when taking pictures with Passport-img_20150719_111625.jpg

    4:3

    Use 4:3 when taking pictures with Passport-img_20150719_111616.jpg

    Posted via CB10
    07-18-15 11:21 PM

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