What if iPhone 6 has a 8MP camera in the year 2014

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DBZmusicboy01, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    So? Good pictures are about a lot more than megapixels. If they have a bigger sensor and better lens, 8MP vs 12MP won't really matter.
  2. Jest3r macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2010
    ...it would be the best 8mp camera on the market and take great pictures?
  3. RenoG macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    What if all android flagship phones were still plastic?
  4. c0LdFire macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2013
    What if you did something productive with your life instead of posting stupid ********?
  5. ssls6 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2013
    Then my new 6s should be awesome
  6. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    high megapixels ≠*better photos.

    I have a 10MP Canon DSLR and my mom has a 16MP Point-and-Shoot. My DSLR takes MUCH better photos despite the fact her P&S is 16MP.

    Image sensors are much more important MP.
  7. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Megapixel is a scam. My dslr is a 12 megapixel and it kills "higher" res point and shoots. Sensor and glass are all that matters.
  8. Becact macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2013
    Do you ever print photos larger than 8x10? If so you might need more than 8mp. That's assuming no crop. But 8mp is good for a 8x10 print at 300ppi.
  9. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
  10. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
  11. silver8ack macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2010
    I hope it does!!!

    8 mp is the sweet spot anyways. Keep making the sensor bigger and keep the mp down.

    Just another notch in the belt for apple not follow stupid spec trends for the spec sheet.

    Increasing mp is for the android dolts who throw specs around like it matters.
  12. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
  13. echo44, Sep 23, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2013

    echo44 macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2008
    Go read the article on the front page of DPreview discusses how more megapixels has nothing to do with quality. I shoot pro Canon cameras
    and It would be safe to say the EOS 1D a $12000 dollar camera who's sensor
    is 18mp blows away any camera phone sensor and most would agree any conventional digital camera as well. So according to your implied logic the
    Nokia 1020 phone( 45 Mp) has a better sensor than the Canon pro camera.

    The reason Apple doesn't go around touting how much faster their A7 processor is compared to Samsung or any other phone, or the study that just showed
    the touch screen response is 2x faster than any android tablet or phone, or how many megapixelsis, because they are focused on the end users overall experience. In other words look how amazing this picture is taken with the iPhone 5s. If you really want to know how far ahead Apple is go to the andantech site and read the review of the camera and a7 processor on the new iPhone 5s. So if Apple stays at 8Mp I will know the reason is because there were other much more significant changes to the camera such as increasing sensor size, improved algorithms etc, all thing that can drastically improve picture quality.
    In fact in order to school you look at the Moto x. The image quality has been horrible. Just today they released a software update that results in the phone having one of the highest quality cameras of any cell phone. All that was changed was code. Just shows how important the software side of the camera is in contribution to camera quality in the digital world.
  14. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Do we still have people who think megapixel is the only stat on a camera? There's a reason why DSLRs are maybe 2x the number on megapixels compared to an iPhone yet take way better pictures. Shutter speed, aperture and more go into photo quality.

    What the iPhone camera lacks is an option to select higher or lower quality pictures. My P&S has about four different selections so you're not forced to always use 12MP photos. That really helped my parents not need a third SD card on their trip to Europe earlier this year.
  15. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
  16. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2012
    I saw something earlier today comparing ip5s. The lumia. And the Xperia cameras. The lumia had the worst compared to the other two and I like the ip5s so much better. It looked more real. The lumia looked fake.
  17. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
    just doesn't make sense to do that. I think they tried to hard. all the marketing is do or die by the camera.
  18. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    Ding ding ding.

    In fact, it would take better pictures than if they crammed it full of 16 MP.
  19. TheBama macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2010
    Birmingham, AL
    8MP with quality hardware is perfect for a cell phone.

    I have a DSLR for when I need greater flexibility and larger finished image sizes. Stop trying to get Apple to give you a thousand dollar camera for $199. Selfies and shots of your lunch do not need to be professional-quality, yet the iPhone lets you get pretty damn close anyway.

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