“When it comes to taking pictures on the go, it’s hard to beat the convenience of a smartphone: It’s lighter than a bulky SLR camera, and, unlike your typical point-and-shoot, it’s in your pocket even when the idea of playing photographer is furthest from your mind,” Marco Tabini reports for Macworld.
“This fact hasn’t escaped the folks at Apple, who have worked hard over the last few years to turn the iPhone into the world’s most widely-used camera by iterating through an increasingly sophisticated combination of hardware and software,” Tabini reports. “This tradition continues with the iPhone 5s, which features some amazing new camera technology under the hood.”
Tabini reports, “The real magic of the camera of the iPhone 5s is hidden away from its lens, tucked in a specialized portion of the A7 CPU called the Image Signal Processor (ISP). That’s the hardware responsible for taking the raw input from the sensor and turning it into actual pictures. Rather than relying on third-party hardware, Apple introduced its own ISP with the debut of the iPhone 4s, and the company has been refining the chip’s capabilities ever since.”
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