Apple video lays out iPhone 5s camera advances

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.