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front-facing camera

A camera in a laptop, tablet, smartphone or desktop computer monitor that has the lens facing the user on the same side as the screen. Also called a "selfie camera" in a mobile device or a "Webcam" in a laptop, a front-facing camera is required to make video calls. Contrast with rear-facing camera. See Webcam, selfie and video calling.


Front and Rear
These tablet specs show five megapixels (MPs) for the rear camera but only two for the front. Camera photos might be printed; however, Webcams are typically used for Facetime and Skype, and 2 MP is more than adequate.
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It features a 13MP rear sensor and a 5MP front-facing camera.
What's uncertain at this point is whether Asus will use the dual front-facing cameras to make bokeh selfies a possibility.
People are moving from using their front-facing camera to take a close-up selfie or have a solo Skype call, to making it much more about where they are and what they are doing," said Jon French, vice-president (Middle East), Microsoft Mobile Devices.
With a 5MP front-facing camera, high-quality selfies are guaranteed, and re-takes won't be required, as the front camera's self-timer gives you ample time to prepare your pose before the image is captured.
According to CNET, the Superman, if it exists and launches, would match HTC's recently launched One M8, which also comes with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera to enhance selfie shots.
Perfect for 'selfies', the Ascend P6's industry-leading 5MP front-facing camera and auto facial-enhancing capabilities create model-gorgeous shots," the firm said in a statement.
The first is the security and integrity of the personal data from front-facing cameras, which has already been declared dubious, bordering on unlawful by the Surveillance Commissioner.
Also used is the Truvelo, which is a front-facing camera but does not produce as clear images at the new Gatso front-facing camera, and the manually operated Lastec, which can be used front and back-facing.
LONDON -- Almost every smartphone shipped today has an embedded rear camera and one in three smartphones have a front-facing camera.
Exercise your creativity as much as you want with the front-facing camera for more enhancedcolors and bokeh effect.
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The update allows greater use of the front-facing camera by lighting up subjects with a pseudo-flash.