Apple iPhone 5 review: Camera [Epic Review]
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iPhone 5 camera
On paper the iPhone 5‘s snapper looks very similar to the iPhone 4S‘ – same 8MP resolution, same f/2.4 lens. But there have been upgrades. 1080p video is excellent for a phone, matching the Samsung Galaxy S3‘s footage in good conditions and beating it whenever the lighting conditions throw up challenges such as high contrast or general gloominess.
The iPhone 5 is equally capable when capturing stills, with a neat new Panorama feature and the ability to dig up detail from twilight and indoor scenarios that’s remarkable by smartphone standards. Just look at these sample images for a comparison: iPhone 4S above, iPhone 5 below.
On the downside, the lens is still in the wrong place. It looks neat tucked into that corner, but it makes the phone hard to handle in landscape mode – and it’s all too easy to blot out vital footage with a drifting digit.