The latest iPhone from Apple should prove to be yet another piece of engineering ingenuity. So far, few have been acquainted with the device. On Friday, millions will be able to take their first photo with its new iSight camera.
Sporting an 8-megapixel sensor likely supplied by Sony, the iPhone 5’s rear camera is a marvel of the optics industry.
It’s 25 percent smaller than the camera in iPhone 4S, and features a sapphire crystal lens cover that allows for a thinner and more durable module, as well as crystal clear images, literally.
A software-based Panorama feature takes advantage of the advanced optics to render jaw-dropping panoramic images, while video recording is HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio.
Other software-based enhancements include the much-needed autofocus for trembling hands, tap-to-focus for video and still images, face detection in video or still images, improved video stabilization, and photo & video geotagging.
The LED flash is there to assist you in low-lighting conditions, and the front-facing FaceTime HD camera takes 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p).
Apple says the 8 megapixel iSight camera is the most popular camera in the world. It earned this title thanks to the iPhone 4S. “With iPhone 5, it’s even better,” says Apple.
“iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. For good reason. Photos look so stunning, it’s hard to believe they were taken with a mobile phone. And everything that made the iSight camera in iPhone 4S the world’s favorite is now on iPhone 5 — and then some,” says the company headquartered at 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California.
iPhone 5 ships with iOS 6, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system.
The iOS 6 Camera app features some improvements of its own, including 40 percent faster photo capture, improved noise reduction, and better low-light performance.