iPhone 5 keeps the same camera and lens, adds new features

On top of all Photokina announcements this week, Apple also revealed their new iPhone 5. The camera and lens inside the new iPhone remain similar to the previous version, but 25% thinner in order to accommodate the new design.

What's the same:

  • 8-megapixel iSight camera
  • Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
  • Autofocus
  • f/2.5 lens with 5 optical elements
  • Tap to focus video or still images
  • Face detection in video or still images
  • LED flash
  • Photo and video geotagging

What's new:

  • Dynamic low light mode
  • Sapphire crystal cover
  • Panorama mode - can produce a 28MP image
  • Faster image capture
  • Improved video stabilization
  • Snapshots during video recording

Sample images:

More full resolution photos taken with the iPhone 5 can be found here.

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