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If you’re up to date on your tech news, then you already know that Apple has recently unveiled the new iPhone 5s. Given that we’re an Apple centric kind of company, we’re pretty stoked on this new announcement, and can’t wait to get our hands on one! While the new iPhone will have a ton of amazing new features, we’re most excited about what the camera has to offer. Here are a few things we’ve learned so far:
Apple has really stepped up their game, and the iPhone 5s camera may be one to rival the traditional point-and-shoot. While the sensor on the new 5s still remains at 8 megapixels, it will be larger than its predecessors — increasing from a 1.4 micron pixel size to 1.5. This means that the 5s will be able to deliver higher quality images with more light, improved color saturation, and less grain.
The flash has been dramatically improved, and coined the True Tone flash. It’s been engineered to solve the issue of overexposure, especially when photographing people. The system will read the color temperature of the scene you are shooting, and will fire off two LEDs — one that is white, and one that is amber. This will help improve the balance of color in your shot, while also producing more natural skin tones.
The new camera will also include a Burst mode which allows up to 10fps when holding the shutter button down, an Apple-designed f/2.2 fixed aperture lens with five elements, improved video stabilization and Slo-mo feature. Some favorites from the older iPhone models will also be back including Panorama, Face Detection, and Autofocus.
THE IMAGE QUALITY
To us, the proof is in the pudding! We wanted to see just how good the image quality was, so we created a photo to canvas print using an actual photo taken with the iPhone 5s. To say we were impressed would be an understatement. We printed the image at 12×16″, but easily could have gone much larger. The colors were vibrant, the subject was surprisingly crisp, and very little details were lost when the image was enlarged.
While we did notice a bit of noise on the image post-print, this is something that can easily be fixed by one of our in-house designers. Needless to say, we’re pretty impressed with how easy it was to print using an iPhone 5s photo. Do you plan on purchasing the new iPhone 5s? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!