Is a 1.0 MP webcam 3x better that a 0.3 MP

Sinbad1900

Standard Member
Hi - I'm comparing two similar laptops and both have built in webcams. One has 1.0 megapixals and the other has 0.3 MP.

Am I to assume that the 1.0 MP is better than the 0.3 or is there more to it than that?

Thanks
 

Rich Marshall

Well-known Member
Hi - I'm comparing two similar laptops and both have built in webcams. One has 1.0 megapixals and the other has 0.3 MP.

Am I to assume that the 1.0 MP is better than the 0.3 or is there more to it than that?

Thanks
Impossible to say really, 0.3 is pretty low by today's standards but it may have other benefits, it work better in low light that the 1MP in the other laptop for example.
I wouldn't base my laptop buying decision purely on the camera unless it's really important to you.
 

EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
0.3MP is 640x480, not particularly small. I think youtube's default player size is something like 640x360. I would assume 1MP is probably 1280x720.

With a laptop using their pinhole webcams lens quality is likely to be a far bigger factor in quality than resolution.
 

Sinbad1900

Standard Member
Thanks for the replies. The webcam will not be a deciding factor as to which laptop I get - I was just curious!
 

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