The iPhone 5's new camera is the "same as iPhone 4S' but thinner"
Apple's got a new camera coming with its all-new iPhone 5 and folks, it's awesome! The camera is basically the same as that found on the iPhone 4S, but thinner and capable of taking much better photos.
In terms of specifications, the new camera is an 8-megapixel shooter with a 3,264 x 2,448 backside-illuminated sensor. The camera also includes a five-element lens, and f/2.4 aperture, which should make for better image quality in low-light situations. Considering the iPhone 4S already took some pretty good low-light photos, expect great things from this new camera.
Additionally, the new camera is 25 percent smaller than the iPhone 4S camera, but still over 40 percent faster. It also utilizes the iPhone 5's super-fast A6 processor for better noise reduction in photographs. It's basically everything you'd expect and should take some great shots. As a smartphone camera enthusiast, I know I'm excited.
Apple has also added a new panorama mode to the camera app, a feature Android phones have had for quite sometime. HD video capture has also been improved as well, claims Apple.
Regardless of what Apple maintains, however, it will be interesting to see how the camera stacks up against the competition. The Lumia 920 takes some stunning photos and it will be interesting to see which phone takes better shots.