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Apple reveals iPhone 5 with updated camera - here's what you need to know

By dpreview staff on Sep 12, 2012 at 17:59 GMT

Apple unveiled the highly anticipated iPhone 5 featuring an updated 8-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, durable sapphire glass lens cover and larger, 4", 16:9 screen. A more powerful A6 processor allows improved noise reduction, 40 percent faster capture and improved low-light performance through a 'dynamic low light mode,' that Apple isn't giving further details of. Now that it’s here, you probably want to know: is it worthy of the hype? Read on for more news on that larger screen.

At first glance, the iPhone 5 might not look like a huge visual leap forward compared to the iPhone 4S. Though similar to its predecessor (with buttons in the same place as the 4S), it sports a lengthened design and an even thinner depth than the iPhone 4S. At today’s press event in San Francisco, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller called the iPhone 5 “the world’s thinnest smartphone,” at 18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than the iPhone 4S.

The iPhone 5 is the first iPhone to see a bigger display profile, boasting a 4-inch screen with 16:9 aspect ratio.

The biggest visual feature sure to set tongues wagging: a significantly bigger screen. Ever since its initial release, iPhones have sported a 3.5-inch screen. The iPhone 5 is the first iPhone to see a bigger display profile, boasting a 4-inch screen with 16:9 aspect ratio. The iPhone 5 still maintains the same pixel density of the iPhone 4S (326ppi), resulting in a resolution of 640 × 1,136 pixels, allowing it to maintain use of the Retina moniker. That means more resolution real estate for photo reviewing capabilities, a bigger and better picture for everything else you do on your phone and a fifth row of home screen icons. The screen also sports 44% better color saturation and full sRGB rendering. However, it still lags behind other screen behemoths in the market such as the yet-to-be-released Nokia Lumia 920 (4.5-inches at 332ppi) and the Samsung Galaxy S III (4.8-inches at 306ppi). 

The new screen uses a technology called in-cell touch. In the past, iPhones screens consisted of three separate layers – a Corning Gorilla® Glass® protective layer, a touch recognition layer, and finally the LCD screen. A series of touch sensors detected finger taps and swipes to give the phone touchscreen capabilities. The iPhone 5 does away with the touch sensor layer entirely, integrating those sensors right into the LCD display and leading to the phone’s thinner design. 

The new hardware specs also bode well for photo buffs: the new iPhone is fast, running on a new A6 processor. Overall, the company claims graphics and CPU speeds twice that of the A5 chip in the iPhone 4S.

Apple shared a gallery of images from the new iPhone 5.

The iPhone 5’s camera is the same 8-megapixel, five-element lens with f/2.4 aperture as the iPhone 4S, but 25 percent smaller than its predecessor. This time around the lens is protected by a durable piece of sapphire crystal. The camera also has the same 3,264 by 2,448 backside-illuminated sensor. 

A new dynamic 'low-light mode' evaluates nearby pixels to give photographers up to two f-stops great performance in low light. The camera’s lens cover is a sapphire lens crystal cover, which is durable and clear. A new Panorama mode stitches together multiple photos in real-time as you sweep your phone back and forth. Using image stabilization and removing extraneous artifacts from the picture, Panorama mode produces pictures at a full 28 megapixels. Once you’ve taken photos, a new feature called Shared Photo Streams lets you share a stream of photos with family and friends through just a few finger taps. They’ll receive a pop-up notification when your photos arrive on their phones.

The iPhone 5’s video capabilities are improving, too. While the 1080p quality remains the same on the rear camera, the front camera takes a step up to 720p. When shooting video, there’s better video stabilization and the ability to snap photos while you’re recording. There’s also facial recognition for up to 10 people at a time. 

New microphones on the iPhone 5 add to the video capabilities. There are three now, up from two on the 4S — one on the front, one on the back and one of the bottom of the device. The device also offers better noise-cancelling effects and 'wideband audio,' a wider audio spectrum for better voice transmission (think clearer-sounding FaceTime chats).

When you upload photos and videos or use video chat, the iPhone 5 has the potential to be a lot faster. It features 4G LTE wireless service, with a single chip for voice and data, as well as a single radio chip. All three major U.S. carriers—Verizon, AT&T and Sprint—will support LTE. Apple execs said that LTE is 'potentially faster than a wi-fi connection,' which may be true, depending on your provider. It also gives the iPhone 5 a definite edge over its predecessor: LTE has the potential for three times quicker data speeds than the iPhone 4S, at almost 23 megabits per second.

There are big changes to the device’s dock connector, too. The new connector unveiled at the event is called Lightning, and it’s 80 percent smaller than the previous dock connector cable shipped with all Apple products. Adapters for all the previous peripherals are on their way, Apple confirmed.

Also on display at the event were the features of Apple’s new iOS 6 operating system. The new Maps app will use Apple’s own maps software, instead of piggybacking off of Google’s like on previous iPhones. There’s a lot more visual functionality here: you can zoom in and out on 3D buildings in portrait or landscape mode with enhanced satellite imagery. Siri will now read your turn-by-turn directions, and she can also post statuses to Facebook and Twitter at your command. Safari now has iCloud Tabs, a feature that syncs your open tabs across Apple devices. Open a tab on your MacBook and it’ll open up in Safari on your iPhone 5. In iOS 6, the browser also has a full-screen view accessed by tapping on-screen arrows. 

The iPhone 5 keeps the same pricing plan as the 4S under contract: $199 for the 16GB, $299 for the 32GB and $399 for the 64GB model.

Preorders will begin on Sept. 14, with the iPhone 5 starting to ship Sept. 21.

Story by Logan Kugler and DPR staff.

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danaceb
By danaceb (Sep 13, 2012)

I am sick an tired of these tablet phones that you need the thumb reach of a yeti to work with one hand, since Job's departure its clear that Apple has no qualms about copycatting back rather than innovating.

Oh an also good to know this thing has the floppy screen integrity of an eggshell, just like the Galaxy S III, way to go once again Apple. Not like the thing was tough before, but it would still work with a small crack unlike the Galaxy S phones which were done for on slight impact.

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mngphotog
By mngphotog (Sep 13, 2012)

wow, its half an inch taller not wider. in my mind 4.3 inch screen with small bezel is the right size for a phone, perfect ballence

2 upvotes
danaceb
By danaceb (Sep 13, 2012)

the length was the primary problem in the phones it is now ripping off, thanks for outlining that.

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David Sanders
By David Sanders (Sep 13, 2012)

So, Im confused. Have you cracked the screen on your new iPhone??

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Bokeh_freak
By Bokeh_freak (Sep 13, 2012)

If length was the problem, use portait mode, genius. Or get a blackberry. There are many devices out there; use the right tool for the right job.

About the screen issue, Apple does not cater to clumsy people.

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Tony Hall
By Tony Hall (Sep 13, 2012)

Any camera can look good in direct sunlight. Let's see some pictures of moving children indoors with this thing. BLUR CITY. No real flash, no control over shutter speed. The big news here is 4G and a half inch bigger screen. Everything else is pretty minor. Yup, I can wait a year to see what the next one will be.

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a hit of meth
By a hit of meth (Sep 13, 2012)

Looks an awful lot like a samsung to me....

8 upvotes
TimT999
By TimT999 (Sep 12, 2012)

I love the fact that so many people have such strong, antagonistic opinions on a subject based on a few paragraphs -- on a tech site that hasn't even used the device.

I see the same simplistic comments when I go to sites devoted to political issues. Thoughtful, considered judgements have become a rarity. And the fact that people get so angry about a phone seems particularly bizarre. Oh well.

13 upvotes
Tony Hall
By Tony Hall (Sep 13, 2012)

I'm just angry that it doesn't have a real flash, a new sensor, and ability to control shutter speed. Basically no camera upgrade as far as I'm concerned.

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mgblack74
By mgblack74 (Sep 13, 2012)

Tony Hall: it's a phone. It says so in the product description. iPhone. The camera is tertiary for what this phone does.

It's like a geomapping club getting angry that it's accurate only to 10 meters, when their dedicated GPS units are good to 30cm. It's a phone. A Swiss Army knife of a phone, but a phone nonetheless. Jack of all trades, master of none.

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mngphotog
By mngphotog (Sep 13, 2012)

apple has changed society and has questionable ethics. apple products and smart phones in general cause people to behave questionably in public sometimes and I think thats where this emotion comes from. Apple fanboys with all the toys annoy the crap out of me and I dont mind saying so.

we have all seen the people..... get a life walking around with an iphone an ipad and a macbook, fall in a whole wooo I just got mad there

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cxsparc
By cxsparc (Sep 13, 2012)

@mng...:
Yes, this mindless adoration of a company and its products, elevating Jobs to near-god like status as well as the self-centered relationship of some I-phone users is hard to stomach.
There is great post on the latter by Bjorn Utpott:
http://www.bmupix.com/journal/2012/2/29/texting.html

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PhotoPoet
By PhotoPoet (Sep 13, 2012)

Commenting is easy, they just slide of the keyboard onto the screen, for many its a reflex.. I see something, therefore I comment... my reply here is one such example.. I agree with you that many comments are ill informed, more rants than comments.

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Peiasdf
By Peiasdf (Sep 13, 2012)

@mngphotog
Sounds like you have an anger issue. I'd much rather seeing people walking around listening to music than some angry grumpy old guy with a baseball bat.

@cxsparc
It is a free country. I have no problem with people's political affliction, sexual orientation, eating habit, native language. If you cannot tolerate people enjoying the purchase they made, maybe you should go to North Korea where everyone have the samethig and no one enjoys anything.

Love or jealousy, pick your poison.

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mngphotog
By mngphotog (Sep 13, 2012)

sarcasm, I was not angry lol. wow I understand that you as an apple lover gets frustrated by rants like mine but it does not anger me, I feel pity more then anything else.

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Tom Caldwell
By Tom Caldwell (Sep 12, 2012)

My original iphone still works, it's still a phone isn't it?

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Tony Hall
By Tony Hall (Sep 12, 2012)

So, the camera relies on noise reduction for better low light performance, not an improved sensor? Bah, glad I put my money on an RX100 instead of waiting for Apple to put a decent camera in their phones.

Also, has their been any talk of a "real" flash like some phones have or is it still the same LED that lights up for a whole second and can't freeze action? I'm going to try and hold out for the 5s, I think.

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J i m
By J i m (Sep 12, 2012)

It says that it has a backlit sensor. Was the 4S backlit?

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B1ackhat
By B1ackhat (Sep 13, 2012)

Yes, the 4S had a BSI sensor also.

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mgblack74
By mgblack74 (Sep 13, 2012)

Are you listening to yourself? It's a phone. You aren't complaining that the RX100 can't make out going calls. Why complain that a phone has a crappy camera with no manual, flash sync, real flash features? Take it for what it's for and you won't be disappointed. It's a phone with a point and shoot camera. Point. And shoot. No thinking, no override. No studio flash ability.

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (Sep 13, 2012)

"Take it for what it's for and you won't be disappointed. It's a phone with a point and shoot camera. Point. And shoot. No thinking, no override. No studio flash ability."

Just two words: Nokia 808 and 920. Those are some REAL enhancements. Apple could have gone the same way as Nokia. They didn't bother.

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peevee1
By peevee1 (Sep 14, 2012)

920 sucks no less.

1 upvote
cybertec69
By cybertec69 (Sep 12, 2012)

Good thing I upgraded to a Samsung SIII. Matter of fact, I am using it to type this message.

10 upvotes
tom sugnet
By tom sugnet (Sep 12, 2012)

Samsung Galaxy S III owns it

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Elaka Farmor
By Elaka Farmor (Sep 12, 2012)

Dont be evil, guys. Iphone 5 just follow its strict conservative line as before. Leave the big changes to Sony instead.....

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onlooker
By onlooker (Oct 7, 2012)

My last Sony Ericsson phone literally unglued itself at the seams within 6 months after I bought it. It sure was a big change compared to any other phone I have ever owned.

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Mark B.
By Mark B. (Sep 12, 2012)

Lame. Taller screen, but same width? Can't wait to switch to an Android.

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graybalanced
By graybalanced (Sep 12, 2012)

Did you say "Lame. Wider screen, but same height" when TVs went from SD 4:3 to HD 16:9? Because that's what Apple did here. The aspect ratio changed from 4:3 to 16:9.

I don't understand your criticism; it's like saying a 3:2 digital camera (professional SLR standard aspect ratio) is lame compared to a 4:3 digital camera (standard consumer compact aspect ratio).

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Mark B.
By Mark B. (Sep 13, 2012)

Yes, lame. I don't want to watch movies or play games on my smart phone. 16:9 is a stupid aspect ratio for the screen on a phone. Whether for photos or browsing the internet, the original aspect ratio was fine - it did need to bigger but it should have maintained the aspect ratio

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mngphotog
By mngphotog (Sep 13, 2012)

I get it

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spidermoon
By spidermoon (Sep 13, 2012)

Aspect ratio of my Sony arc S 854x480 screen: 1.779
Aspect ratio of Galaxy SIII: 1280x720: 1.777
Apple: 1,136x640 screen: 1.775
16:9 ratio: 1.777
All thoses phone are 16:9, amazing isn't it ? In fact, it's hard to find 4:3 ratio screen in phone nowday, perhaps some very cheap china phone with 320x240 screen. Like that: http://www.chinaphonehouse.com/product.php?id_product=156
Nearlly 4:3 ratio and an incredible innovative look :)

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Roger Nordin
By Roger Nordin (Sep 14, 2012)

Actually, older existing iPhones uses an aspect ratio of 3:2, not 4:3.

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zigi_S
By zigi_S (Sep 15, 2012)

Funny how aspect ratio change of iphone is such a revolution when about any other smartphone is widescreen for a at least a year. Certainly an inovation in apples part. For the fan.. atics of the fruit.

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Mssimo
By Mssimo (Sep 12, 2012)

Cool new feature without extra apps: Apple has also added a new panoramic stitch mode to the camera app, allowing users to shoot wide vistas of up to 28 megapixels in size.

2 upvotes
Derouyag
By Derouyag (Sep 12, 2012)

I would buy it if iGills creates a water proof housing for it. {Dive Computer}

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msrock
By msrock (Sep 12, 2012)

Hmm.. Would pick the Samsung Galaxy S3 could I affort either...

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Reilly Diefenbach
By Reilly Diefenbach (Sep 12, 2012)

Here's what I need to know:
I saved $3000 not having a smart phone for the last three years which allowed me to buy a D800e.

15 upvotes
tiberiousgracchus
By tiberiousgracchus (Sep 12, 2012)

Im going to use that one on the wife !! :) but for the 5dIII :P

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mngphotog
By mngphotog (Sep 13, 2012)

good for you, nice plan

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mngphotog
By mngphotog (Sep 12, 2012)

Not to impressed

Sony xperia V might be the best coming out

720P 342 ppi pixel density 4.3 (perfect size)
13mp
Dual-core MSM8960 1.5 GHz Krait
Adreno 225
1gb ram
sensor on display touch screen
micro SD
120g
elegant design
oh and waterproof

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Mssimo
By Mssimo (Sep 12, 2012)

Specs=good product? We all know that is not always true.

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tigger
By tigger (Sep 12, 2012)

Waterproof? Now that sounds interesting! :)

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B1ackhat
By B1ackhat (Sep 13, 2012)

Sounds good, but I've had a couple Sony phones and was extremely disappointed in their lack of durability. I'm very, very gentle on all of my electronic devices, but both Sony phones died in under a year. :(

The Xperia V is not waterproof btw. It is water-resistant.

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mgblack74
By mgblack74 (Sep 13, 2012)

Geezus guys. It's a phone. I'm all for nerding out, but you're making me look like a hung horse here. Who's making calls under water with 1GB of RAM? Holy $hit. Shark? "Ya whatever, I'm hitting my all time highs core on Tetris. Hold on, I gotta call coming through"

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mngphotog
By mngphotog (Sep 13, 2012)

lol, you must see the point, people get there phones wet all the time and phones run a lot of apps so they actually use the ram

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CyberAngel
By CyberAngel (Sep 17, 2012)

underwater? nope!
in the rain? yes! calling a taxi...zzzzzzap!! AAAARRRGGGGHHH!!
I see a point in having some water resistance as a selling point
Also accidents tend to happen more often in rainy days
calling an ambulance, police, work, home, etc
maybe taking some photos...darn the DSLR seems to be broken
well..it was quite heavy...good luck i have my phonecamera
better yet it is water resistant...the other driver seems have trouble bacause he's jumping up & down. Good that only his phone is zapped, not his legs...

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stuntmonkey
By stuntmonkey (Sep 12, 2012)

Every year at this time Apple has a way of making stuttering video and crashing liveblog forums exciting. I thought I would never get my morning back from the 4s launch... I was wrong. It happened again today.

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Gener
By Gener (Sep 12, 2012)

I will be eagerly waiting for a review of the iPhone 8MP camera,good DPfolks!!

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spidermoon
By spidermoon (Sep 13, 2012)

Same Sony sensor than 4s, so same IQ or little better due to better processing. More important is the protective saphir glass on lenses, like gorilla glass for screen, very useful.

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ianimal
By ianimal (Sep 12, 2012)

iBoring.

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Ben O Connor
By Ben O Connor (Sep 12, 2012)

IPod, IPhone, IPad, but , Idont... because Icant...

not that rich though ;)

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Mike Griffin
By Mike Griffin (Sep 12, 2012)

likewise

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ivanted
By ivanted (Sep 17, 2012)

lol, I'm with you. :D

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John McCormack
By John McCormack (Sep 12, 2012)

The new iPod Touch with its 5MP camera is much more interesting to me. I can jog, walk, listen to podcasts or music and also take pictures w/o having to answer a phone call. I don't have a smart phone and don't want one ---- and get off my lawn!! :)

4 upvotes
morepix
By morepix (Sep 12, 2012)

I'm waiting for a full-frame iPhone.

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mgblack74
By mgblack74 (Sep 13, 2012)

Best comment if the day. Lol!

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Ben O Connor
By Ben O Connor (Sep 12, 2012)

The moment that you start to loose is the time when you starting to think "i´ll never loose"

That how Nokia was loosing, and now how Apple starting to loose i think. There is nothing to make me feel "wooooW" in this. Not in foto way, not in electronic way either... so was it what the people waiting for ?

Really?

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Reilly Diefenbach
By Reilly Diefenbach (Sep 12, 2012)

Lose, not "loose" for pity's sake.

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CyberAngel
By CyberAngel (Sep 13, 2012)

Yeah, Looser!
Apple loost por oold Joobs 'n' also loost innoovatioon!
Son the woorkers are goonna loose their joobs...
Lame, shame, noo fame, game oover!

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facedodge
By facedodge (Sep 12, 2012)

Camera Phones are pushing the point and shoot markets, which push the mirrorless market, which push the DSLR market.

I'll be upgrading my phone and am glad Dpreview gave us a quick sneak peak at the camera upgrades.

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Jan Kritzinger
By Jan Kritzinger (Sep 12, 2012)

Lumia 808, I could understand, Lumia 920, I could still understand (f/2, IS) but now DPR is reporting on the next iphone too? #ugh.

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Entropius
By Entropius (Sep 12, 2012)

It's better than the Instagram posts.

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Simon Joinson
By Simon Joinson (Sep 12, 2012)

i know! It's not like anyone actually uses phones to take pictures is it?

4 upvotes
mark godfrey
By mark godfrey (Sep 12, 2012)

They need to review the Iball V1.0

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peevee1
By peevee1 (Sep 14, 2012)

Well, it's a most used camera by far, isn't it? It's worth mentioning, even if it is almost the same plus IS and panorama.

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KAMSA
By KAMSA (Sep 12, 2012)

I use a BlackBerry so what?

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Engine Man
By Engine Man (Sep 12, 2012)

Did DP let this slip prematurely?

EDIT: I see it's offcial.

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D1N0
By D1N0 (Sep 12, 2012)

does it have an external flash shoe?

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KAMSA
By KAMSA (Sep 12, 2012)

nope ;)

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lemon_juice
By lemon_juice (Sep 12, 2012)

How wonderful it would be if Apple gadgets didn't take up space at dpreview and instead we could read more about real photographic equipment...

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simon65
By simon65 (Sep 12, 2012)

Please tell me which aspect of news about 'real photographic equipment' you feel you're missing here at dpreview?

Your resentment and that of some readers of this site against all photographic devices containing a mobile phone is irrational. Attend any open air event and you'll rapidly realize that the majority of people there are relying on a mobile phone as their sole photographic tool.

And many more people (like me) who do have several 'real photographic' cameras, still end up relying on their iPhone for a number of impromptu photographic opportunities.

As such I find dpreview's coverage of the new iPhone both appropriate and welcome.

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Rob P
By Rob P (Sep 12, 2012)

Oh, maybe you're new to DPReview? Or the Internet in general? Well you're in luck, because guess what? There's more than one page on this site! And you can read about "real photographic equipment" on the other ones, too! Here's a quick link for you:

http://www.dpreview.com

Enjoy!

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Entropius
By Entropius (Sep 12, 2012)

@Simon: Well, I'd like to see the return of lens reviews, for starters. Detailed testing of autofocus systems. A discussion of printing. A guide to tripods. There's all sorts of stuff.

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larrytusaz
By larrytusaz (Sep 12, 2012)

Well I agree with lemon_juice. I've come here for years & don't consider camera phones real cameras, just because the Kodak Brownie crowd likes to use them. I mean no disrespect, but I don't give a rip what the Kodak Brownie crowd likes, anymore than chefs care about whether soccer moms use Chef-Boyardee or Stouffer's for cooking ravioli for their rug rats. I'm only a hobbyist, but I only use REAL cameras like the Nikon D5100 and micro 4/3rds.

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Richard Shih
By Richard Shih (Sep 12, 2012)

That kind of argument is a slippery slope though of what a "real" camera is. Some people won't buy a camera without a viewfinder; others argue why we need color sensors when all they need is a B&W sensor (and to some extent they did get it...). You see where this line of thinking can lead.

A photo is a photo is a photo. At the end of the day it's what pixels are in front of you (or film if that floats your boat), regardless of how you obtained them.

Personally I cringe whenever I see yet another over-filtered Instagram shot, but I can't argue that it isn't another platform for people to take and share photos.

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DaveMarx
By DaveMarx (Sep 12, 2012)

I doubt you can blame smart phone coverage for the lack of in-depth lens tests. a handful of intensive lens tests would occupy more staff time than the past year's smart phone coverage. Perhaps you could blame coverage of low-priced P&S cameras, too? The editors and publisher here have their reasons for allocating repertorial and testing lab resources. If we like their decisions, we come. If we don't, we leave. The net effect on visitation determines their continued employment. And if you like most of what they do? Skip the stuff you don't like.

"Digital Photography Review" I don't see "Professional," or "Serious," or "Large Sensor." News is news, cameras are cameras. Lots (and lots) of digital photos are taken with smart phones, many serious photographers use them as, at least, an adjunct to their other gear. To ignore any camera that's going to be sold in the tens (or hundreds) of millions of units is plain silly. You and I can be snobs. DPR cannot.

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ManuelVilardeMacedo
By ManuelVilardeMacedo (Sep 12, 2012)

Apple gadgets, for sure - but let's not forget Nokia 808. Unfortunately what's taking up space here is the comments by gadget freaks who wouln't tell a good photograph if it bit them on the leg.

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graybalanced
By graybalanced (Sep 12, 2012)

What I'm hearing you say is that you'd like to ban the most popular camera on photographic sites like Flickr.

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B1ackhat
By B1ackhat (Sep 13, 2012)

I'm with simon 100%.

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Greg Biggs
By Greg Biggs (Sep 15, 2012)

I am really shocked at all of the negative comments regarding the Apple iPhone 5. There seem to be so many closed minded people here, I swear they must be former Kodak executives. Kodak was sure digital was a passing fad. We all know where that got them. Folks, I know you can't be serious when you say DPR is wrong for providing space for a camera phone since DPR is about reviewing digital photography. I know you must realize the images produced by the iPhones are digital photos. Some commented they can always carry a slim compact if they want to shoot pictures using something other than a DSLR. Duh ! That is precisely one of the benefits of having it built into the phone. You do not have to carry both devices. I admit I am an admirer of Apple products. They are a major step ahead of many companies where technology is concerned. Sony is another one which keeps impressing. Maybe there are just a heck of a lot f people who love to bash Apple or for whatever reason like to hate Apple. The

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zigi_S
By zigi_S (Sep 15, 2012)

>What I'm hearing you say is that you'd like to ban the most popular camera on photographic sites like Flickr.

You are wrong here mate. It's maybe the most popular on the internet or even only on that site, but there are billions of phones out there which deliver the same crappy image quality than the god phone. And yet we haven't read even one article of any of them. The nokias deserved to be mentioned because they are truly inovative. Iphone isn't.

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Plastek
By Plastek (Sep 12, 2012)

personally: I'm not a big fan of this whole trend of making phones bigger and bigger. Just get a tablet already - no need to wait 10 years till your iPhone/galaxy grows up to 9" display! How about improving battery life instead? This would at least have some meritorical sense.

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B1ackhat
By B1ackhat (Sep 13, 2012)

Me either, so I was happy to see that the iPhone 5 is less than a 1/2" larger than the 4S.

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makofoto
By makofoto (Sep 12, 2012)

I've got my iPhone4s pre-sold ... looking forward to the 5. Sounds like my gal is going back to the iPhone after trying out and being frustrated with her high end Android.

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D1N0
By D1N0 (Sep 12, 2012)

will she ever hear the end of it?

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J. Qian
By J. Qian (Sep 12, 2012)

Eating camera makers' lunch....

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