With Apple’s latest device pencilled in for a 12th September announcement, rumours on the Apple iPhone 5 are reaching momentous hype. We’re already confident of a larger screen and faster processor but how will Apple evolve their iPhone 5 camera features?
iSight camera features on iPhone 5
Since 2010, the iPhone has captured amazing photos thanks to its detailed resolution and amazing optics within the iSight lens. Already offering 1080p HD video, how can Apple make one of the best smartphone cameras, the Apple iPhone 4S, even better?
The Apple iPhone 5 camera is rumoured to host an improved aperture. An anticipated range of up to f/2.2 is larger than the iPhone 4S f/2.4, allowing more light to enter the iPhone 5 lens. Great news for those who take photos in low-light settings as they capture more detail and less darkness in their images.
The latest Apple iPhone 5 camera is highly rumoured to contain Multi-Focus technology; an Apple patent that could offer photos like we’ve never seen before in a smartphone. Rather than focusing purely on a face or a single object, Multi-Focus on the iPhone 5 continuously scans for areas of interest to deliver clearer photos with multiple objects in focus.
Similar to the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3, we’re confident the iPhone 5 camera will let you snap up photos whilst recording video. Should Apple upgrade their processing chip to quad core, there should be more than enough muscle within to make this iPhone 5 camera feature a reality.
Though Sony unveiled the Xperia T to house a whopping 13 megapixel camera, we believe the iPhone 5 camera resolution will stay around the 8 megapixel quality of the iPhone 4S. This is the same resolution as Samsung and HTC’s key releases and will still offer detailed pictures. Contrary to belief, megapixels aren’t everything in a good camera specification. The proposed improvements above such as wider aperture and Multi-Focus are the priority for brighter, blur-free photos.
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FaceTime camera features on iPhone 5
Known as the FaceTime camera, the front facing lens is great for quick portrait snaps or video calling your friends. Expect the FaceTime camera on the iPhone 5 to go High Definition; capturing your video calls in glorious 720p. Currently the Apple iPhone 4S only delivers front-facing calls using VGA. This plausible iPhone 5 camera feature is sure to prove popular with those who want more detail in their FaceTime video calls.
A recent leak of the front panel also suggests the FaceTime camera will shift to the centre of the iPhone 5 design. Creating a more symmetrical product, the tweak may free up space for larger iSight camera hardware or allow a thinner iPhone 5 design.
New camera features for iOS 6
We already know that the Apple iPhone 5 will come with the latest operating system, iOS 6, fresh out of the box. With Facebook integration now built into the camera application, captured photographs can be shared with friends instantly from the camera or photo archive.
In addition, FaceTime will now work over 3G mobile data connectivity. Previously Wi-Fi only, the iOS 6 update will allow iPhone 5 camera users to FaceTime anywhere! Check out the full range of exciting iOS 6 features for the Apple iPhone 5.
iPhone 5 camera features announced soon
Highly anticipated to have a bigger 4 inch Retina Display, a more powerful quad core processor, and faster 4G internet connectivity, the rumoured iPhone 5 specs will help deliver the best iSight camera experience ever.
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