Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller on Tuesday announced that the iPhone 6 features an 8-megapixel iSight camera with True Tone flash, f/2.2 aperture and an all-new sensor with a feature called “focus pixels.” The camera, found on both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, is capable of “phase detection”autofocus, which is said to be twice as fast as the previous generation.
The all-new iSight camera also has next-generation local tone mapping and advanced noise reduction, and panoramas can now be up to 43 megapixels. An Apple-designed image signal processor allows for faster facial, blinking and smile detection as well. Meanwhile, the iPhone 6 Plus has lived up to expectations set by the rumor mill, with Apple confirming that the larger handset exclusively features optical image stabilization.
The new iPhone 6 cameras are capable of shooting 1080p video at 30 fps or 60 fps, and slow-mo video at 120 fps or 240 fps. Similarly, for videos, the cameras are also capable of cinematic video stabilization. Continuous auto-focus is said to work automatically in video. On the front side of the iPhone 6, there have been improvements made to the front-facing camera as well. We’ll have a separate post on those updates.
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