I've been wondering recently about the lower resolution modes for the camera app and whether or not they use oversampling. Do any of you know this? To me it seems such an obvious thing to implement that I think that these lower resolutions must use oversampling, but then there are lots of seemingly obvious things which HMD haven't
implemented (or which they've implemented when unnecessary! Looking at you EIS in 1080p and 720p video modes on the Nokia 8!
) so I don't want to assume that oversampling is used.
Why would oversampling be good? In short, because it could help reduce noise in images and allow better image quality, even though they are not at the maximum possible resolution.
I tried to check this myself but didn't notice any significant difference between the modes on the Nokia 8.
If I could be sure that oversampling is used at lower resolutions then I would use a lower resolution setting, because I'm not printed a photo larger than 4x6" for years and the highest resolution screen I have is the one on my Nokia 8! I really don't think I need to take 13MP photos, but don't want to take lower res unless there's a benefit other than file size.
I would use 1080p video mode if it weren't for the stupid EIS which is activated, which is unnecessary on the Nokia 8 with its OIS.