Apple details iPhone 5 and its thinner 8 megapixel camera

Sep 12, 2012
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Apple's got a brand new camera lens inside of the new iPhone 5 so all you photo snappers and Instagram lovers can prepare for some goodness. Apple's just detailed their all new 8 megapixel camera, as well as the 720p capable Facetime front shooter although nothing is extremely new.

Essentially what we have is a near identical camera as what we saw with last years iPhone 4S. The difference here is of course quality will be slightly improved, but they've also made it thinner, much thinner. The iPhone 5 is being touted as the world's thinnest smartphone and this plays a big role. How big exactly? 25% thinner while still managing to improve the specs and features.

As you can see from the image above, the 8 megapixel camera has a 3,264 x 2,448 backside-illuminated sensor, f/2.4 aperture and more. This is the same as the previous generation only thinner. This helps the device reach that ultra thin level it couldn't achieve before. The new camera being smaller helps them pack everything in here. I'm excited about that new and improved dynamic low light mode! More details coming up shortly and once again, follow along at live.slashgear.com


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