Clarification on the "new" camera...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Justin33, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. Justin33 macrumors regular

    Justin33

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    So, I'm big into taking lots of pics with my iphone and I want the best possible camera to come with it. Naturally, I was disappointed when they announced its basically the same.

    Same 8mp
    Same 2.2 aperture
    Same 1.5 micron pixels

    But a new sensor? Without being biased, please inform me how/if this will really make my pics better?

    I will admit, I love the capability of 240fps slo mo. That's at least one good thing.
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Better low light photos, for one.
     
  3. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

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    Phase detection pixels WILL make the camera focus faster. A LOT faster. No more dithering around while the cam tries to lock focus. Because you'll get your subject in sharp focus much faster you'll be far more likely to get your shot and that in and of itself makes the new sensor worth the upgrade.
     
  4. Justin33 thread starter macrumors regular

    Justin33

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    Hm. Ok. I really cannot wait to see some comparisons. When will the press first start to get samples? Next week you think?
     
  5. BigMovieGeek macrumors regular

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    Don't forget better autofocusing thanks to the phase detection.
     
  6. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

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    Pretty sure Apple has examples up already. As far as user samples we'll have to wait until they ship or until reviewers get their hands on them. Not sure if Apple gives out review copies of the phones, so I'd say probably a week or so away...
     
  7. Justin33 thread starter macrumors regular

    Justin33

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    Yeah. I'd really like side by side comparisons. I'll probably get it either way, I'm just anxious to see the improvement.

    Also the 120fps slow was like kinda cool but 240 is legitimately slow mo. :D
     

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