Today Apple announced the new iPhone 5S packed with a ton of new features. One of these new features is their completely redesigned camera. It’s actually incredible how far smart phone cameras have come just in the last few years. Image quality is on par with or sometimes better than a lot of dedicated point and shoots.
Some of the new major features of Apple’s new iPhone 5S camera:
- 15% larger image sensor 1.5 microns.
- larger f/2.2 aperture
- same 8 megapixel sensor but larger sensor and pixels for less noise
- 10fps burst mode
- true tone flash with white/amber dual LED flash; 1000 color combinations
- auto image stabilization
- 120fps 720p video recording
- slow-motion video editing
- 15 auto-focus points
All of these feature are brand new for the iPhone 5S camera, so what does it mean for you and your pictures? Much Much Much better low light images, sharper images, better depth of field, substantially better images while using the LED flash.
So why does this make the iPhone 5S ‘the best camera period?’ It’s not just because it takes pictures as good as or better than most point and shoots, but more because it’s always with you. You can leave your point and shoot at home from this point forward. Apple has packed the capabilities that some of the most advanced point and shoots on the market have into a device you always have with you, and gives you the editing and organizational tools to keep track of all your shots, all on one device.
Check out some shots below from the iPhone 5S.