Difference between VGA and MP camera in a mobile.

@dpk262006 (41800)
Delhi, India
August 5, 2008 4:50am CST
Dear friends those who use cell phone with camera facility, I would like them to enlighten me - what is the difference between a VGA Camera and MP camera in a mobile phone and which one is considered better and if any cell phone has both VGA and MP camera facility, which one should be used? Shall be thankful for your feedback.
8 responses
@mayka123 (9518)
• India
5 Aug 08
I have three handsets with camera but I am afriad I do not know anything about the types of cameras in them.
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@mayka123 (9518)
• India
7 Aug 08
Yes you are right. Thanks for your response and happy posting.
@dpk262006 (41800)
• Delhi, India
7 Aug 08
When you are able to take the picture through your mobile camera, please let me know and if possible, please send those pictures to me.
@mayka123 (9518)
• India
7 Aug 08
Will surely do that. Thanks and happy posting.
@plumwish07 (4061)
• Indonesia
6 Aug 08
dear friend, there is any different between VGA camera and MP camera. the difference happened in pixels of pictures that they generated. MP camera generates more pixels and it makes the pictures seem clearly than VGA camera result. The mobile phone which has facility to use 3G as video calling will have both camera which are VGA in front and MP in back front. For video calling, it will use VGA camera cause it doesn't make many pixels as like MP camera and it will work better in 3G usage, not too heavy to upload our face while use video call
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@dpk262006 (41800)
• Delhi, India
6 Aug 08
I have bought a new handset, which have three option for operating camera in it - VGA, VGA with zoom and MP-1. I was of the same view, as you are. However, surprisingly when I put it on VGA zoom mode the picture comes out very good, that is why I wanted to know the difference. Many thanks for the useful information and inputs. How are you? Have a great day! Deepak
5 Aug 08
Hey, the point that alokn has presented is absolutely correct. If your camera resolution is less than 1MP it is VGA, and if it is more than that then it is 1.0 ...etc. The higher the mega pixels of a camera the better the photo quality. a camera with 1.28 mega pixels camera takes a pictures with the width of 1280 pixels so it is larger and better quality. I hope you understand it now.
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@dpk262006 (41800)
• Delhi, India
6 Aug 08
I have bought a new handset, which have three option for operating camera in it - VGA, VGA with zoom and MP-1. I was of the same view, as you are. However, surprisingly when I put it on VGA zoom mode the picture comes out very good, that is why I raised the question. Many thanks for the useful information.
@alokn99 (5719)
• India
5 Aug 08
Dpk, From what little knowledge that I have on this subject the difference is in the number of pixels. The VGa I think has lesser than 1Mega pixels while the MP cameras have multiples of 1 Mp. I could be wrong.
@dpk262006 (41800)
• Delhi, India
6 Aug 08
I hold the same opinion as you. However, some of the members have cleared my doubts here. Many thanks for joining.
@checapricorn (16076)
• United States
5 Aug 08
HI dpk, I am sorry, I have no idea about this...I have my camera in my phone but I have no clue really about it!
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@dpk262006 (41800)
• Delhi, India
6 Aug 08
No problem dear, some of the members have cleared my doubts in their replies.Thanks for joining.
@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
11 Sep 08
a picture is composed of a collection of dots called pixels (Pixel: The pixel is the smallest part of a digitized or Digital Image. Also used in measuring image size and resolution). pixels determine the size of the picture, and the more pixels a camera can generate, the bigger the picture will be, it is derived by multiplying the maximum height and width of the picture (640x480 = 307,200 pixels, or 0.3 mega pixels). Video Graphics Array (VGA)is a basic & primary level which is 640x480.. 0.3 MP (mega pixels),there is also 1mp, 1,1. and 1.2 and 1.3 MP cameras out there I believe. Not a whole lot diff in pic quality. 1.3Megapixels the resolution is 1280 X 960. Or something like that.. QVGA is 320 X 240 (Quarter VGA) CIF is 352 X 288 (Common Intermediate Format) QCIF is 176 X 144 (Quarter Common Intermediate Format) VGA 0.3 Megapixels = 640Ã-480 SVGA 0.5 Megapixels = 800Ã-600 XVGA 0.8 Megapixels = 1024Ã-768 SXGA 1.3 Megapixels = 1280Ã-1024 UXGA 1.9 Megapixels = 1600Ã-1200 QXGA 3.1 Megapixels = 2048Ã-1536 QSXGA 5.2 Megapixels = 2560Ã-2048 ...
@dpk262006 (41800)
• Delhi, India
5 Dec 08
Thanks for elaboration and explaining the matter.
@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
5 Dec 08
thanks dpak for giving me best response....
• United States
5 Aug 08
main difference is quality VGA is very basic, ( alot crappier than MP ) MP (Mega Pixel) turns out a lot better than VGA, type cameras use. The higher the MP, the better the pictures come out on the phone and/or when u put on the computer. MP VGA hope i helped =]
@dpk262006 (41800)
• Delhi, India
6 Aug 08
I have bought a new handset, which have three option for operating camera in it - VGA, VGA with zoom and MP-1. I was of the same view, as you are. Many thanks for the useful information.
@subha12 (18472)
• India
6 Aug 08
i think it differs in resolution. if its less than 1 mega pixel, its vga. otherwise its denoted in Mega oixels. so Mega pixels are better.