Taking Selfies? Have you wondered…

… why your selfies don’t turn out as well as you’d like?


The main reason for this is that the smartphone camera quality for front facing selfies is a fraction of the quality of rear facing photos.
For example, the Samsung S4 has a 13-megapixel rear camera but a 2-megapixel front camera. The Samsung S5 ups the rear camera to 16-megapixel but the front remains at 2. The iPhone 5 and 5S have similar differences between their rear and front cameras.


This New York Times article by Molly Wood explains:


Narcissist’s Dream: Selfie-Friendly Phone

Have you had some selfie disappointments or disasters? Would you go for a thicker phone in order to have a better front facing smartphone camera? How important is the quality of selfies? Please comment, tweet and share your thoughts!


Arline Melzer is a film producer with a passion to help small businesses with their online video presence, and to help generations preserve and celebrate the times of their lives.


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  1. Matt Baier March 11, 2014 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Hmmm. I think I’ll go with the thinner phone choice. I have a digital camera for when I care about quality. There’s usually a good reason, you can’t have it all in one.

  2. Gay March 11, 2014 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    I have yet to take my first true selfie though I have taken many pictures of my thumb.

  3. Brian March 12, 2014 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    Personally, I’m addicted to my iPhone… and my iPad, iPad mini, Apple desktop, AppleTV…

    So I’ll likely stay updated with the newest iPhone product.

    I have heard of cell phones that are thicker but have a significantly better camera, but that’s not to much interest to me. With Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter including photo filters on their mobile apps, my selfies are much more about the filter and look than high quality. If I want a high quality photo, I tend to go back to my digital camera.

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