‘Improved Noise Reduction, Contrast, And Frame,’ According to Apple.
Apple has released the beta of its promised update to improve the webcam on its Studio Display, which includes camera tuning, contrast, noise reduction, and other features. Follow along to learn how to get the Studio Display webcam fix update as soon as possible.
The 12 MP ultrawide webcam on the Studio Display drew a lot of flak from reviewers when it was first released. The firm responded by noting that the poor quality early customers noticed was not expected, and that the issues will be resolved in a future software update.
Apple has now seeded the first Apple Studio Display Firmware Update 15.5 beta with camera updates alongside macOS 12.4 beta 3. Apple confirmed to The Verge that it will address “camera tuning, enhanced noise reduction, contrast, and framing” after we detected code changes in the recent version demonstrating webcam improvements.
When we first got our hands on Apple’s $1,599 Studio Display last month, we noticed one flaw right away: the webcam provided poor image quality. Apple stated it was working on a patch, and it’s now starting to appear in the wild as part of the most recent macOS Monterey beta.
“With today’s beta release of macOS Monterey 12.4 comes a change to the Studio Display firmware,” Apple added. “The Studio Display camera settings has been refined in this beta update, including improved noise reduction, contrast, and framing.”
Senior Editor Devindra Hardawar said in his evaluation of the Studio Display that the webcam was “quite dirty,” and that photographs captured with it appeared to be “coated in a coating of Vaseline.” Despite the Studio Display’s 12-megapixel sensor and A13 chip for image processing, this is the case.
Because Apple usually doesn’t wait long between releasing a beta and releasing a new version of its operating system to the general public, this upgrade will most likely be accessible to all Studio Display owners soon. You can update your linked Studio Display after installing the current macOS Monterey beta or the next public build on your Mac by navigating to System Preferences and selecting Software Update.