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Model Name: zenfone7pro
Firmware Version: android 10
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Why when i take a selfie in any social media app the quality so low are there any solution.
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CVonC
Rising Star II
morenomiguel1986

https://zentalk.asus.com/en/discussion/comment/130335#Comment_130335

So why can we use the main camera in video calls and use the flip camera tool to make it flip like if it was in selfie mode ?

Why can we use the main camera in video calls or streams not in selfie mode ? (I mean, to film in front of you)

Why can we use the main camera to film in 4K60 or 8K30 ? Doesn't this produce heat too ?

The heat issue does not look like a problem in those cases somehow...

Just leave the control to the user as a global setting with a warning, and let us use our phones like we want to, not everyone does video calls, so why force us to have mediocre photos because of video calls ?


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Exactly this!
The reason that it gets hot may be true. But the fact that you can actually use the main camera in video calls if you select the rear camera in the third party app and then flip it up using the Asus camera tool (of course the image will be upside down) to circumvent this limitation, makes the reason rather moot.
The average user probably wouldn't realise that it is the indeed the wide camera just zoomed in to 1x unless it was pointed out to them. But given the plethora of video callers/live streamers out there, you would think that if they did know/realise, then they would prefer to have the main cam or at least have the choice of either using the actual 0.6x wide or main cam in selfie mode.
Please consider letting the user have a choice (with an appropriate warning if needed) in a future update. Surely this needs to be discussed with the devs as there would be a lot of demand for it.

CVonC
Rising Star II
lf.asus.z7p

I did some tests with GCam video record mode. I recorded 2 videos in selfie mode : one with the asus default setting, the ultra wide sensor was used and the second with the main sensor.

Both was about 15mins long. And what i've to say is :

- Quality of ulra wide sensor video is bad : exposure and contrast is weird, and noise reduction is to high.

-Quality of the main sensor video was better in all aspects.

-There was no noticeable difference between the 2 records in temperature of the camera module.

-The main and maybe only reason i guess Asus did his choice is to have a large field of view in selfie camera mode.

I think Asus should add a setting to choose the sensor used in third party apps. I don't know how hard it is to add this sort of setting because it's maybe related to the kernel, but i think everything is possible if you try to do it.


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In selfie mode of third party apps, the wide angle cam is actually zoomed in to 1x to match the focal length (fov) of the main cam. You can't even use the 0.6x wide angle in third party apps at all (except gcam ports of course).

lf_asus_z7p
Star III
cvonv

https://zentalk.asus.com/en/discussion/comment/131814#Comment_131814

In selfie mode of third party apps, the wide angle cam is actually zoomed in to 1x to match the focal length (fov) of the main cam. You can't even use the 0.6x wide angle in third party apps at all (except gcam ports of course).


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I know that.

CVonC
Rising Star II
lf.asus.z7p

https://zentalk.asus.com/en/discussion/comment/134185#Comment_134185

I know that.


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Yeah but you said
"The main and maybe only reason i guess Asus did his choice is to have a large field of view in selfie camera mode."
When it's not a larger fov.

lf_asus_z7p
Star III
cvonv

https://zentalk.asus.com/en/discussion/comment/134489#Comment_134489

Yeah but you said

"The main and maybe only reason i guess Asus did his choice is to have a large field of view in selfie camera mode."

When it's not a larger fov.


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Yes, i said that.
Try by yourself, you will see that at a same distance and same aspect ratio (16:9 like instagram or snapchat) that the field of view is larger with third party selfie than main cam selfie.