There were reasons to think that camera of the new MacBook Air retina 2018 gets worse regarding the quality it offers on other Macs. In various forums there was talk about low quality, and whether it results in this way on a certain number of Macs or is it generalized.
In various forums and websites they have made comparisons. In the end, the worst forecasts are confirmed. Compared to the latest MacBook Air, as well as the latest Mac models across the lineup - MacBook and MacBook Pro, we can anticipate that the MacBook Air 2018 camera offers lower quality than its predecessors.
Most likely Apple's choice for these computers. Between lightness and little space, or a higher quality camera, Apple has opted for the first option. The first impression we get is that the camera on an iPhone is better than the camera on any recent Mac. And that the camera of a recent Mac is 720p HD.
In comparisons made between a 2018 MacBook Air and a 15 2018-inch MacBook Pro, the Air's image looks somewhat pixelated. In the case of the Pro, the image appears brighter, a sign of better image quality, but again without reaching the quality of a 2015 camera. The main reason is the use of HD 720 technology, which seen on high definition retina displays, causes the shortcomings to be seen more than the virtues of this camera.
Apple should have adopted in all Macs from 2016 onwards a HD 1080 camera, like the camera that mounts the iMac Pro of 2017. It is true that the camera of a Mac should be used for FaceTime and some specific recording, but when we buy high-end equipment, as in the case of a MacBook Pro, Apple should If not, have the latest 4k technology, with a fully functional one for any spontaneous event you want to record.