Where's the Camera rumours?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rdej47, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. rdej47 macrumors member

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    That's the one thing I'd really like to see blow me away with the iPhone 5. I'd love to see a camera that truly replaces point and shoot cameras. I know the 4s is good but i'm talking a great flash and some crazy new tech that makes the iPhone 5 shoot great in low light. Even a burst mode where you can snap pictures quickly in sequence. It'd also be sweet if the front camera was equal to the rear camera. Great for taking pictures on holidays.

    I'm surprised we haven't seen any rumours about the camera, I really hope it's not a minor spec bump.
     
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Nothing revolutionary has happened on the mobile camera industry yet (well...gotten to market yet anyway), this is an area where apple partners or purchases, but does not lead.
     
  3. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    no leaks - most likely is pointing to a minor spec bump
     
  4. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I suspect it'll be an optics bump rather than a megapixel bump. Afterall, the former matters more.
     
  5. McBeats macrumors 6502a

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    yea i expect no change in the 8mp, but maybe some change in the actual optics. clearly speculation tho...
     
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    Same 8MP iSight camera

    Updated FaceTime camera now with HD
     
  7. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    I don't think they can physically fit a bigger camera in the thinner phone. so most likely just optical update.
     
  8. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    Any high end smartphone will be just as good as a point and shoot these days anyway. Point and shoots are a bit pointless IMHO.
     
  9. quagmire macrumors 603

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    Unless you want optical zoom.
     
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    Nokia is trying some exciting camera technology that's way ahead of Apple.

    http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8083837371/review-nokia-808-pureview
     
  11. lilo777 macrumors 603

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    If anything, it is more likely that the new camera will be worse than the one in iPhone 4S. The phone will be thinner thus creating more challenges for lens design.
     
  12. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    It's gonna be an 8 mp camera with f/2.2 aperture. FaceTime HD camera. Other software optimizations like panorama, 16:9, etc.

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    They may not lead in specs but the 4S is still regarded as the best mobile phone camera...even a year later.

    The 5 will be even better.
     
  13. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    True.

    The quality of the images produced by the actual lens is pretty much the same though.
     
  14. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    This. When a smartphone camera can give me a 20x optical zoom like my point & shoot or a 36x optical zoom like my bridge p&s camera, then I might consider ditching 'em. Until then, no.

    That said, the 4S is a damn good camera for what it is. Really curious to see what we get with the next one.
     
  15. cameljockey macrumors member

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    Pretty sure the 808 PureView is by far the best.

    and the Lumia 920 is nearly on the same level.
     
  16. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Yea, its way ahead of Apple, but at this point its really just continue the same path of bigger sensors allowing for more light and meager optical zoom.

    What I meant by exciting are technologies such as light field cameras (infinite post capture focus capabilities). Just so happens the first company going into this field head CEO had actually met with Jobs about a year ago and rumors were that he wanted to buy the company (but didn't). That to me says that what they have in the lab is some VERY exciting stuff.

    https://www.lytro.com/science_inside
     
  17. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    No way. Apple would never take a step back on the camera in lieu of a thinner phone. The worst possible scenario is that it'll be the same exact camera as the 4S. And most likely a small optic bump with a few feature add ons.
     
  18. tys macrumors 6502

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    Weren't there rumors, however unlikely, that they'd use that new light field technology? Shoot now, focus later or however it works?
     
  19. Zach Vega macrumors regular

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    I'm hoping for a 720p FaceTime camera. 1080p would be even better.
     
  20. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    We're a few years out ;)
     
  21. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    Not true at all.
     
  22. lilo777 macrumors 603

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    Apple would never choose form over function? They do it all the time. Glass case is a very good example (thankfully this stupidity will be over soon)
     
  23. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    It is in my experience anyway. I had a Canon point and shoot and the quality of the images it produced was the same as, if not inferior to, my smartphones.

    Even if there is a tiny difference you can spot if you examine the image in detail, I don't see why that's worth owning a separate device. If you really care about your photos that much you should buy a DLSR anyway.
     
  24. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I feel we've gotten to the point where most smartphone cameras easily, with convenience factored in, pass the "good enough" threshold from this point out.

    The low end point and shoot industry is going to have to radically change, or phase itself out.
     
  25. lilo777 macrumors 603

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    That's only true in very limited set of circumstances: your subject is at 3 to 10 feet distance, under bright sun and not moving. Anything else (taking shots indoors, sports etc.) and phone camera is as good as junk - lots of noise and no focus.
     

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