Though iPhone 5’s back-facing camera has the same 8-megapixel, five-element lens with 2.4 aperture, which is similar to the iPhone 4S, but is 25% smaller and the same 3,264 by 2,448 backside-illuminated sensor, it comes with improvements such as 40% faster photo capture, improved low-light performance, and improved noise reduction.
Folks at Camera+ – developers of popular camera app that was recently released for the iPad, have carried out a series of tests to find out how the iPhone 5 camera stack-up against previous iPhone cameras.
Camera+ has compared the photos taken with the Camera+ app (iTunes link) using the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 in three situations:
- A well lit macro setting to test detail and quality of the cameras
- A skyline shot to test sharpness and saturation
- A candle lit low light macro photo to test noise.
Low Light Macro Comparison
Lisa Bettany of Camera+ concludes:
It’s clear from the detail shots that the iPhone 5 produces sharper photos with more accurate white balance, contrast, and saturation.
What do you think? We would love to hear what our resident experts think about the quality of iPhone 5 camera.
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