New iPhone 5 advert plays up camera cred

Apr 26, 2013
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New iPhone 5 advert plays up camera cred

Apple may have come under fire from a few new devices on the mobile photography front, but the company's latest iPhone 5 advert is keen to highlight that the smartphone (and its predecessors) takes more shots every day than anything else. The spot - which you can see after the cut - wastes no time on words, instead showing users all around the world using their iPhone to capture memories.

The focus on photography is a topical one, given a number of rival smartphones have made some bold claims about producing better results than Apple's handset can manage. Nokia's Lumia 920 PureView, for instance, pairs an 8-megapixel sensor with optical image stabilization for improved low-light performance, while Samsung has slotted a 13-megapixel sensor into its latest Galaxy S 4.

Meanwhile, HTC's One offers just 4-megapixels, but uses a clever camera sensor with considerably larger pixels to maximize light collection. As we found in our review, that can have a significant impact when you're dealing with less than perfectly lit environments, the One picking up details that the iPhone struggles to snap.

Still, the best camera is - as the old phrases goes - the one you have on you, and strength of sales means Apple's smartphone has no problem leading the pack in terms of sheer numbers. Where the company will go next - following Samsung with a bigger sensor, or HTC with bigger pixels - with the new iPhone expected later this year remains to be seen.


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