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Why does the camera show a full screen image....but when you take the picture its 4:3? Is there a setting somewhere to make it do 16:9 photos? On my other android phones I don't see black bars on the left and right of the photos I take
 
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maybe we can make a petition to google or awesome devs here to make us a hack to switch to 16:9 ?
 
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Why does the camera show a full screen image....but when you take the picture its 4:3? Is there a setting somewhere to make it do 16:9 photos? On my other android phones I don't see black bars on the left and right of the photos I take
The camera viewfinder actually crops the image.

I don't think its possible to switch to a 16:9 ratio with the default app.

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Why does the camera show a full screen image....but when you take the picture its 4:3? Is there a setting somewhere to make it do 16:9 photos? On my other android phones I don't see black bars on the left and right of the photos I take
Because at Google developers are idiots.

Why is the photo preview 16:9 and the photo 4:3? Why has they put the sh!tty Chromium webview instead of the super-smooth and Flash-supporting AOSP webview? Why doesn't the phone record 60fps or 4K videos? Why has they integrated SMS in Hangouts in two separated threads? Why are there both Gallery and G+ Photos apps? Why is the Gallery icon so so so damn ugly? Why does the new Maps app lag so terribly also on a S800/2GB phone?

I do not think that such problems are so difficult to solve for a company like Google. If they want to solve them.
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