“While the device appears widely available across most markets, Apple this morning confirmed first weekend iPhone pre-sales should break 10 million,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “I’ve been exploring the camera technology improvements inside the new iPhones.”
“These new cameras promise better detail and image accuracy than any previous iPhone,” Evans writes. “Both the front and rear cameras have been improved with bigger pixel counts, 12-megapixels at the [rear] and 5-megapixels for the video-conferencing ‘FaceTime’ camera.”
“What happens when you squeeze more pixels inside a camera sensor is that the individual light receptors need to shrink to fit the space. This makes them less sensitive and slightly less accurate – you may have lots of pixels but the images become worse,” Evans writes. “iPhones have used 8-megapixel cameras for years while Apple focused on optimizing the capabilities of those sensors, enabling them to deliver better pictures than higher-res cameras. To maintain that reputation, Apple has introduced a range of new technologies to optimize image capture in its new cameras.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: One correction to the information provided in Evans’ full article: As with iPhone 6 vs. 6 Plus, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) is only available in iPhone 6s Plus.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]