Apple iPhone 5S camera samples: is this the new smartphone gold standard?
0. phoneArena 10 Sep 2013, 14:44 posted on
The Apple iPhone 5S comes with a vastly improved 8-megapixel camera - with a bigger sensor that captures more light and a new wider aperture lens…
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8. andro. (Posts: 1998; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
The Lg viewty did 120fps video in 2007/2008 !
14. gust3r3u (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)
yeah i remember, it was a resistive touch screen phone, does not compare
17. andro. (Posts: 1998; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Of course it did,it was a 2007 handset and 2007 screen tech. Do you want to compare the iphone 5s favourably against a 2005 handset maybe??!!
24. Victor.H (Posts: 653; Member since: 27 May 2011)
And it recorded in horrendous 240p :) But it was a great feature for the time, loved it!
25. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 146; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
Galaxy S4 octa does it in 720p...120 fps
30. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Galaxy S3 does too apparently (didnt know about it until I opened up a video from an S3 in 720p in Sony Vegas)
11. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 146; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
And Galaxy S4 octa does it too,,,along with the new Note 3..
3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10443; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Photo samples really good, but calling it the "new smartphone gold standard" is a bit too far. Can't wait until the Z1 and 1020 camera test. :)
9. McLTE (Posts: 809; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Of course they are the gold standard! PA LOVES Apple!
21. Finalflash (Posts: 2860; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
It was a actually a line said at the conference I think (one of the execs on stage), so they're just poking at that description.
10. andro. (Posts: 1998; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
it really depends on the author as to how 'impressive' the new iphone camera is. But calling one or two unverified press release photos gold standard is certain a bit zealous
12. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 146; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
5. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
Forgive me for not trusting apple provided sample pictures, I\'ll wait for real world tests/comparisons. Just like with the Z1
26. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
\\\" I\\\\\\\'ll wait for real world tests/comparisons\\\\ \\\" - Are these the same phone arena tests that make sure every Nokia sample featured in their cameraphone shootouts has camera shake, incorrect exposure/white balance, and the wrong ISO setting??
I\\\\\\\'d trust Apple\\\\\\\'s PR samples before phone arena\\\\\\\'s any day.
27. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
\'something is seriously wrong the commenting software: you can\'t add an apostrophe without \\ appearing
6. Medel (Posts: 84; Member since: 31 May 2011)
wow this camera is good for making a scandal videos! neat! XD
16. Penny (Posts: 1647; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
As a Lumia 928 user, I'll admit those photos do look pretty good! But zooming in all the way, I'm not sure they retain the same level of clarity as other leading smartphone cameras. As always though, I'm pretty sure it'll at least be a fast, easy to use camera for your average consumer, So good job to them.
18. Dr.Tom (Posts: 46; Member since: 11 May 2013)
WOW! I\'m really NOT impressed with this \"vastly improved 8-megapixel camera\" that PA is toting. Why don\'t we compare photos, to the 41mp Nokia, the 21mp Xpreia, the 13mp S4, Note3 & G2 and then we can talk. No OIS, dont worry, you dont need it! Really! I thought that PA was suppose to give us unbiased reports before the makes a claim like this! GOLD STANDARD? WHERE? WHEN? PROVE IT! I expect better from you guys-guess I should lower my standards! PA is so gullible, they bought Apple\'s BS, hook-line-and sinker! I know its a new phone and they are trying to drum up businesst, but lets not be Jack Rabbits or people will think that there Jack A$$es instead.
20. amats69 (Posts: 1397; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
LOL relax! Did you see the "?" On the title of this article?
22. Finalflash (Posts: 2860; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Once again, the title is the question form of a line quoted by an Apple exec on stage during the conference. The article is practically asking "IS IT?" which isn't really sucking up.
19. amats69 (Posts: 1397; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Photo sample is really good! If apple only make the scerren size at least 4.7 then im sold... Screen size is the deal breaker for me..
28. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
wow. you don\'t want to post the full resolution photos? afraid to show the noise?
29. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
ah sorry. there are full resos. they look really good! waiting for the real samples now...
31. Sonny_09 (Posts: 49; Member since: 24 May 2013)
OIS > Digital Image Stabilization
If you don\'t have it, you don\'t.
33. boosook (Posts: 1430; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Apple did the right thing: 8mp are enough and it's better to have 8 good megapixels with larger size than increasing the number to a point where noise starts to be a problem (like in the Z1 for example). The dual led flash is a wonderful idea: it increases the amount of light and thanks to the different color of the leds increases color accuracy. Of course a xenon flash would have been better, but look at the devices that use it (Nokia 808 and 1020): it really needs too much space. The dual led flash is the best compromise and it's such a simple idea that I can't understand why it took so long for a manufacturer to implement it.
And I'm saying these things as an Android user. The only missing thing is an optical stabilizer: we all know that the digital stabilizer won't achieve the same. Apple saw that Android phones are starting to use OIS and since they were not ready they implemented a software stabilizer which is just a marketing gimmick. The lack of the OIS is probably the reason why we won't be able to call the 5s the best cameraphone on the market.
So the best Android cameraphone in this moment is the LG G2: it has the best compromise between sensor size and number of pixels, it has a clean and sharp output, it has an optical stabilizer. If it had a dual led flash, it would easily have been the best cameraphone on the market. Anyway, the iphone 5s changes mean that an already good quality will become even better, without having to boast 20 or 41 megapixels.
But the truth is that the 5s will deliver a very high quality, enough to convince apple users that they can stay with the iphone again.