Apple has finally unveiled its new flagship smartphone, iPhone 5. The device comes with some powerful hardware and stunning new features. Among the highlights of the smartphone is the new 8-megapixel camera.
The new camera in iPhone 5 comes with backside illumination and a five-element lens. It can takes photos at a speed which is 40% faster than that of the camera in iPhone 4S. When taking still shots, it can provide a maximum resolution of up to 3264 x 2448.
To protect the lens of the camera, there is an all new sapphire crystal front element. It is able to capture 1080p videos whereas also allowing the user to take still photos while capturing a video.
Other features of the camera include spatial noise reduction and a dynamic low-light mode. One of the most exciting things about the camera in iPhone 5 is that you can finally take photos in Panorama mode. This allows the users to take wide panoramic shots which can go up to 28-megapixels.
The front-facing camera has also been updated so that it can now record 720p video. Apple users have long craved for the ability to make FaceTime calls using the front-facing camera. With iPhone 5, this is finally possible. Apparently, now that the device is equipped with LTE connectivity, users will be able to make FaceTime calls easily, over cellular networks.
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