The Apple iPhone 5 has clocked in over two million pre-orders already and while there have been rumblings that it’s not quite the innovative smartphone everyone was expecting, Apple has revealed some pretty impressive images of the iPhone 5 camera in action.
When Apple announced the iPhone 5 little information was given about the camera other than it offers an 8-Megapixel sensor, the same as the iPhone 4S, with an f/2.4 lens that is constructed of five separate elements. The most important selling point seemed to be that it was 25 per cent smaller, allowing for a thinner and lighter phone.
The fear was that the smaller packaging of the camera would result in a reduction in image quality. However, Apple has released sample photos of the camera in action to give those undecided about its prowess a little more incentive to pre-order.
It’s not just the smaller size of the camera on the iPhone 5 that is new, as overall performance has been enhanced. Video, for example, has been improved thanks to an improved image stabilisation technique, while the dynamic low light mode should help improve image quality in poor lighting conditions.
Perhaps the best new feature is the newly improved panoramic mode, which takes snaps at a full 8-Megapixels so will no doubt put that A6 processor to the test. Add to this new noise reduction filters and the iPhone 5 is shaping up to have a pretty amazing mainstream camera.
We’re looking forward to getting our hands on the iPhone 5 and checking out these features for ourselves. In the meantime, check out the Apple website for even more photos (as well as high-resolution versions) and let us know what you think.