1. Premium1's Avatar
    So it seems apple may be sticking with 8mp camera for the next iPhone and further improving it. Personally I think this is smart, because more important is the sensor and with the rumored inclusion of OIS, it could really enhance the iPhone camera. Hope they increase the sensor size and improve on low light photos, that's about the only area the iPhone really struggles at.
    iPhone 6 Rear Camera to Retain 8-Megapixel Sensor, Offer Improved Image Stabilization? - Mac Rumors
    01-09-2014 12:57 PM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I don't think I'd put much investment into this right now...but if it turns out to be true, the truth is, the iPhones camera is a top tier offering (only bested by the Lumia phones, and even then, only in certain aspects). What we have now is an extraordinary camera for the size of the iPhone chassis, and if they feel focus should be paid in other areas and the camera left alone, so be it...my 5S's camera is my go to camera for all real world situations.
    01-09-2014 01:01 PM
  3. wolfedude88's Avatar
    Yeah I agree the camera is already pretty good on the iPhone. If they do stick with 8mp it doesn't mean it's the same camera, I'm sure it will be better.

    While I really like the 5s I wasn't too excited going into the announcement because we all knew it was an a model and we knew it would be the same look.

    I'm pumped for the 6 just because it will introduce a new form factor and hopefully a bigger screen
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    01-09-2014 01:41 PM
  4. Premium1's Avatar
    I don't think I'd put much investment into this right now...but if it turns out to be true, the truth is, the iPhones camera is a top tier offering (only bested by the Lumia phones, and even then, only in certain aspects). What we have now is an extraordinary camera for the size of the iPhone chassis, and if they feel focus should be paid in other areas and the camera left alone, so be it...my 5S's camera is my go to camera for all real world situations.
    The only real complaints I have is low light. MP Dont bother me, the rumored OIS and hopefully better low light would make it enough of an improvement for me.
    01-09-2014 02:01 PM
  5. tigerinexile's Avatar
    It makes some sense. Basically they are making a similar choice to the one that HTC made with the HTC One, except refusing to go lower than 8 MP (the One went down to 4 MP with its UltraPixel camera), So now they work on all the other stuff -- bigger brighter pixels, image stabilization, etc., etc.

    So it seems apple may be sticking with 8mp camera for the next iPhone and further improving it. Personally I think this is smart, because more important is the sensor and with the rumored inclusion of OIS, it could really enhance the iPhone camera. Hope they increase the sensor size and improve on low light photos, that's about the only area the iPhone really struggles at.
    iPhone 6 Rear Camera to Retain 8-Megapixel Sensor, Offer Improved Image Stabilization? - Mac Rumors
    01-16-2014 03:45 PM
  6. kataran's Avatar
    I use to carry a bulky 35mm snap camera with me when I was a teenager too bad I didn't have my i5s back then it would have been awesome


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    01-16-2014 04:17 PM
  7. zdn1042's Avatar
    Although I think 8mp with OIS + better low light performance is still very nice and would still produce amazing results, I kinda wish Apple would bump the mp a little to, maybe, 12mp.
    01-18-2014 11:13 PM
  8. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I don't think I'd put much investment into this right now...but if it turns out to be true, the truth is, the iPhones camera is a top tier offering (only bested by the Lumia phones, and even then, only in certain aspects). What we have now is an extraordinary camera for the size of the iPhone chassis, and if they feel focus should be paid in other areas and the camera left alone, so be it...my 5S's camera is my go to camera for all real world situations.
    Agreed!!!
    01-27-2014 08:18 PM
  9. geetarnub's Avatar
    Although I think 8mp with OIS + better low light performance is still very nice and would still produce amazing results, I kinda wish Apple would bump the mp a little to, maybe, 12mp.
    Same, as any successor phone there should be a well round of improvements. I just think the size is their main issue that they are finally tryin-i mean, getting a clue to mold the iphone to a more competitive size that the camera is becoming an afterthought (for now). But cant complain, personally using different smartphone cameras up to date, the 4S' camera is still considered great quality in comparison imo. Making 5/S camera a no brainer one of the greatest if not the best.


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    01-28-2014 01:33 AM
  10. meashishnd's Avatar
    its not fair with iPhone lovers that apple still thinking to continue 8mp camera even in big screen and more functions develop in i6 ,before we think 5S sure get increase more than 8 but still on 8.
    so its a perfect time with iPhone6 a huge and so innovate device rumored from apple , have to be make camera improve to minimum 10mp or maximum 12mp-13mp
    should be apple cost more for new upcoming iPhone
    01-28-2014 02:22 AM
  11. Premium1's Avatar
    its not fair with iPhone lovers that apple still thinking to continue 8mp camera even in big screen and more functions develop in i6 ,before we think 5S sure get increase more than 8 but still on 8.
    so its a perfect time with iPhone6 a huge and so innovate device rumored from apple , have to be make camera improve to minimum 10mp or maximum 12mp-13mp
    should be apple cost more for new upcoming iPhone
    I would be happy with along with the larger screen, increasing the sensor size of the camera like the HTC one did. They could keep it at 8mp and enlarge the sensor to better low light performance.
    01-28-2014 09:18 PM
  12. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Same, as any successor phone there should be a well round of improvements. I just think the size is their main issue that they are finally tryin-i mean, getting a clue to mold the iphone to a more competitive size that the camera is becoming an afterthought (for now). But cant complain, personally using different smartphone cameras up to date, the 4S' camera is still considered great quality in comparison imo. Making 5/S camera a no brainer one of the greatest if not the best.


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    01-28-2014 09:42 PM
  13. taz323's Avatar
    I think the camera on the 5s is amazing, and have no complaints on how it is now.
    01-29-2014 12:13 AM
  14. Premium1's Avatar
    I think the camera on the 5s is amazing, and have no complaints on how it is now.
    Its still lacking in low light, it is "good" but far from amazing
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    01-29-2014 12:18 AM
  15. taz323's Avatar
    Its still lacking in low light, it is "good" but far from amazing
    Ok maybe not amazing, but it works for me.
    01-29-2014 12:25 AM
  16. laurakelly123's Avatar
    i usually love to use iPhone apps, but as rumors of iPhone 6 it has 10 mp camera which will have great resolution screen and has A8 processor
    02-07-2014 07:19 AM
  17. Premium1's Avatar
    i usually love to use iPhone apps, but as rumors of iPhone 6 it has 10 mp camera which will have great resolution screen and has A8 processor
    huh????
    02-07-2014 11:28 AM
  18. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I really like the iPhone camera. If it didn't change I wouldn't be disappointed at all.
    02-07-2014 12:18 PM
  19. Premium1's Avatar
    I really like the iPhone camera. If it didn't change I wouldn't be disappointed at all.
    Yes but it would fall behind if they Didnt change anything with it. There's still lots of room for improvement, especially in low light department
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    02-07-2014 05:21 PM
  20. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Its still lacking in low light, it is "good" but far from amazing
    I think it's amazing for what it is...and none of the phones on the market aside from the Lumia's are good at low light at all, I'd even venture to say that the 5S is the best of the rest. Now if we want a heavy, large chassis phone, sure, we can have all the expectations of a camera like the Lumia line has, but personally, for the form factor and the camera that is offered in it, it's nothing short of amazing.

    A camera with more megapixels isn't going to really improve low light performance...the sensor within the camera system itself is what will do that, combined with the addition of beefier hardware and a more legitimate flash. We're talking about things that are not space saving in the least, and you end up with this bulge in the back like you see with so many cameras on smart phones...think about what people like about the iPhone...many would agree that the design is one of the leading attributes. Would you really want a slightly better low light function at the expense of the design features? I wouldn't.
    02-10-2014 12:52 PM
  21. Premium1's Avatar
    I think it's amazing for what it is...and none of the phones on the market aside from the Lumia's are good at low light at all, I'd even venture to say that the 5S is the best of the rest. Now if we want a heavy, large chassis phone, sure, we can have all the expectations of a camera like the Lumia line has, but personally, for the form factor and the camera that is offered in it, it's nothing short of amazing.

    A camera with more megapixels isn't going to really improve low light performance...the sensor within the camera system itself is what will do that, combined with the addition of beefier hardware and a more legitimate flash. We're talking about things that are not space saving in the least, and you end up with this bulge in the back like you see with so many cameras on smart phones...think about what people like about the iPhone...many would agree that the design is one of the leading attributes. Would you really want a slightly better low light function at the expense of the design features? I wouldn't.
    What I would want is a slightly larger iPhone with a huge battery(2600+ mah) and a better camera sensor for low light. I am not one of the OMG MUST BE SUPER THIN, and would welcome a larger battery even if the device was 1-2mm thicker, which could also allow more room for a larger camera sensor.
    Last edited by Premium1; 02-11-2014 at 01:02 AM.
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    02-10-2014 01:35 PM
  22. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    The thing is...I don't think you're going to get a substantial improvement with that tiny increase in chassis size, because low light photos require substantial hardware and shutter dynamics. I mean let's look at this...my wife left one of her Canon's out so I snapped a pic in our dining room, thing was like $900 and has a $200 lens on it as well as some probably $75 lens filter, and then the same picture with the iPhone 5S. To me, that is impressive, not even taking into consideration it's a smart phone camera...just impressive in general...


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    02-12-2014 10:58 PM
  23. Megan Blok's Avatar
    Yeah I really don't think this will be the case. And as with all rumors you should take them with a grain of salt.


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    02-12-2014 11:51 PM
  24. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    Well from the iPhone 5 and 5s they still stuck with the 8 megapixel camera but just revamped it and it did make a bit of a difference so whatever they decide to do with the camera? I am pretty sure it will be better then the previous model iPhone


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    02-19-2014 10:19 PM
  25. Metro1088's Avatar
    8 mp is enough for now. What I want is a wider dynamic range. Right know I can either shoot a beautiful sunset with a completely black land under it or shoot the land and an over-exposed burnt white-ish sky.


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    02-20-2014 02:42 AM
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