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What is the difference between 1080p and 720p?

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C. Hughes

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C. Hughes, Musician, MA, Bradford

Answered Dec 22, 2020

1080 and 720 would stand for the vertical screen resolution. This means that you are referring to the height of the screen. The more pixels that are available, the clearer the screen is going to be. This explains why some people would love to get more pixels especially if they have big screens because they can expect that the items that they would watch will be easily appreciated.

Usually, 1080p will have two million pixels when multiplied. 720p, on the other hand, will have fewer than a million pixels when it is multiplied. The newer your gadgets, the higher the chances that you will have clearer screens.

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L. Agate

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Answered Dec 21, 2020

An important aspect of picking out a video camera is the type of resolution that the camera will record in. The higher the resolution, the higher the quality of the video will be, especially in instances when the video must be edited or formatted a certain way.

1080p and 720p is related to this because they are two types of video resolutions. One of the key differences between the two is the number of pixels that each resolution has. 1080p has pixes of 1920 x 1080. 720p is lower with pixels of 1280 by 720. Another difference is that a video resolution of 1080p will look better on a larger display.

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Answered Aug 06, 2020

You may be looking for some web cameras, and you will see that some of them will come with 1080p, and others will come with 720p. Which one is better then? 1080p will have twice the resolution of 720p cameras. This means that if you would like to have a clearer camera, you should definitely pick the 1080p.

You may be looking for some web cameras, and you will see that some of them will come with 1080p,
Just remember that because the camera is better, you can expect that this is going to be more expensive as compared to 720p cameras. The actual resolution of 1080p cameras is 1920 x 1080. The 720p camera resolution is at 1280 x 720. There are some people who would need web cameras for their jobs, while others would use it to chat.

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Bobby Rickets

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Answered Aug 05, 2020

1080p and 720p are shortened names for screen resolution. Their main difference is in the number of pixels (picture elements) they have. 1080p has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, and 720p has a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels; therefore, having a pixel counts of over 2 million and a little above 920 thousand respectively.


Since the higher resolution is better than a small resolution for bigger displays, then 1080p is better than 720p for a bigger display. Another important thing is that the display would not be able to perform to its true potential if appropriate content is not played on it. For instance, if the resolution of the input is lower than both 1080p and 720p or is 720p, it would look the same on both displays. Another major difference between 1080p and 720p is how much demand is laid on the hardware; the 1080p processor needs to be more powerful than a 720p processor to cope with the load. Effort should be made that each device involves in connection is capable of performing at the needed resolution. If 1080p is resolution needed, the display should be 1080p, the media player and cables should be able to play at 1080p, and the content should be 1080p.

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