Apple video lays out iPhone 5s camera advances

By , Sep 10, 2013

Space gray iPhone 5s camera

Usually, Apple’s S-upgrades are big on camera improvements and the just-released iPhone 5s doesn’t disappoint in this regard. Although past S-upgrades increased pixel count on the back camera sensor – the iPhone 4S, for instance, introduced an eight-megapixel iSight camera, up from five megapixels on the iPhone 4 – the iPhone 5s’s back shooter remains stuck at eight megapixels.

But photography isn’t just about megapixels so Apple worked to improve low-light performance and the overal quality of your snaps, as well as enable new features like the super-slow motion video capture at 120 frames per second (stemming from the two-times faster 64-bit A7 chip).

Cody has already laid out some of the crucial new camera capabilities and now Apple has posted a video which takes us through some of the technologies that make the iPhone 5s the best iPhone camera yet…

Here it is.

For more on the camera, check out Apple’s iPhone 5s specs page.

Dan Riccio is Apple’s new wizard of hardware engineering and can be seen alongside design guru Jony Ive in this Apple video highlighting the intricancices of the new Touch ID fingerprint scanning, a feature exclusive to the iPhone 5s.

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  • Guest

    Cool stuff. My problem with it is that the zoom quality is still going to be really bad, though, in comparison to other phones.

    • iThinkergoiMac

      Digital zoom is ALWAYS bad. If you’re truly interested in high-quality pictures, you NEVER us digital zoom, no matter how good the algorithm. To me, this makes any comment on digital zoom moot, since I plan to never use it.

      • Liam Mulcahy

        Unless you have a 41 mp phone

      • iThinkergoiMac

        Then you’re cropping, not zooming. It has the same effect, but doesn’t deteriorate the picture quality as much. There’s still some deterioration going on if I understand how the 41 MP phone camera app works.

  • Louis Pei

    i came

    • Joseph

      …Why? This technology is nothing new.

      • Louis Pei

        Never ask a man why he comes my friend.

      • Guest

        It is on mobile devices

      • mehrab

        Oh yeah its nothing new…..its just done right. Either way this camer kicksass the xperia z1″s htc ones nokia lumia 925″s and gs4″s camera how do i say that cos the iphone 5 was very competive to them and the 5s raises the bar to a whole new level

    • ogtw

      Why?

  • Rowan09

    I’m going to use slow mo a lot, I’m doing video editing and life is so much more epic in slow motion.

  • Felipe Almario

    Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)…… WTF…..

    Climbing a mountain will void my warranty?

    LOL….

  • n0ahcruz3

    Hello 2011 called they want their 8mp camera back. This is apple marketing at its finest and megapixels do count. And iphone’s camera is not the best. Its atrocious.

    • JimGramze

      My iPhone 5 doesn’t have the very best camera, but it is more than good enough for my needs. I must assume you have the latest Nokia since the best camera in a phone is what matters to you. I’m going with the marvelous integration of Mac Pro, iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV. I hope other people are happy with different systems. Haters are asses.

      • n0ahcruz3

        Yeah, like this will help the sales of the iphone. I wonder why apple sacked the iphone 5. its downhill from now on for apple and its iphone especially here in Asia. And the iphone5C will only be a bandaid but it wont stop the bleeding.

      • mehrab

        The 5c will sell alot.