8MP camera with larger sensor...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by waloshin, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    8MP camera with larger sensor means larger lens on the back?
  2. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    I think it's the same size, but Apple just added an additional 5th piece of glass in the optics. (According to the apple.com iPhone video page)
  3. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
  4. AIP5 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2011
    Nope, looks the exact same.

    Honestly, the only enticing thing about the 4S is the camera. I checked out some of the pictures, and they definitely look better than 4's pictures (which are crazy good already). But not worth it for me.
  5. gillybean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    More megapixels usually means grainier and lower quality when you zoom in. I wasn't impressed by the sample pictures I've seen from the 4s camera.
  6. romeo.xk macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2009
    That is only the case when you have a smaller sensor... More megapixels on a bigger sensor is fine...
  7. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    So the sensor is the same size?

    The went a half-stop brighter with the aperture. This allows them to use a lower ISO, probably in order to offset the higher noise of the 8MP sensor.

    In other words, you now get larger images with the same overal quality.

    In other words the camera is a lateral move.

    I'm guessing that Apple would have been happy to keep a 5MP sensor (as would I), but needed to satisfy the spec geeks.
  8. gillybean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I think it's more megapixels on the same size sensor, so when zoomed in the images will look worse than the images from iphone 4.
  9. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    So dual core processing and 7x graphics improvement mean nothing? Mmmmmmmm'kay

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