Hi Monique, the rear-facing camera has 12 megapixels compared to 5mp on the front. You can reuse the CropImage java function, to scale down the images before you save them. Hope this helps!
After some research I came across the Apache Cordova issue tracker thread that contains a similar issue people have been experiencing with the phonegap camera, there are actually a couple of issues regarding this that is reported on there. Here are the links to some below:
It seems as though this error may be related to the statusbar overlapping the webview in the hybrid mobile app, so far it seems this is only an issue for iOS. It seems as though there was a bug in a previous version of the cordova status bar plugin. They say that it has been fixed and released in the 2.2.2 version. I noticed that Mendix is using the cordova-plugin-statusbar version 2.1.3 I was wondering if updating this plugin to the latest version which is 2.2.3 and rebuilding the hybrid app again would resolve this problem. Are there any Mendix-related restrictions that would not allow me to use this version of the plugin? According to the README file, this plugin requires cordova 5.0+.