Apple iPhone 5
Manufacturer description: The Apple iPhone 5 features 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.
|Front camera effective pixels||2 megapixels|
|Rear camera effective pixels||8 megapixels|
|Rear camera resolution||3264 x 2448|
|Rear camera aperture||2.4|
|Camera physical shutter release||Yes (Use volume button)|
|Camera image stabilization||No|
|Video camera recording format||1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps)|
|Built in memory||16Gb, 32GB, 64GB|
|Weight||112 g (3.95 oz)|
|Dimensions||124 x 59 x 8 mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3″)|
The iPhone 5 combines ease of use with excellent image quality that rivals the best of its conventional competition (ignoring the innovative Nokia 808 PureView for a moment). Anyone upgrading from the iPhone 4S will not see a huge difference in image quality, but the leap from earlier generation models is profound. The iPhone 5's camera is one of the best around, but manual control over white balance and exposure (via exposure compensation) would be the cherry on the cake.