Report: Insider claims Apple iPhone 6 will feature 8MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture
And while today's report also comes from China (via a Weibo) account, we also have some more information regarding the iPhone 6's rear snapper. First of all, the camera on the new model will supposedly feature a larger sensor of 1/2.6" as opposed to the 1/3" on the Apple iPhone 5s. The aperture size of f/2.0 compares to the f/2.2 and the f/2.4 aperture sizes on the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5 respectively. This will allow the next iPhone to take better pictures under low-light conditions. And the rear snapper on the new iPhone will reportedly include OIS and a 6p sapphire lens. The source says that the CMOS sensor will be manufactured by Sony with the rest of the components made by LG and Sharp.
Again, we must take this information with a grain of salt. But let's assume for a second that this information is true. Would this be enough of an upgrade over the rear camera on the iPhone 5s to satisfy potential buyers of the phone?
Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!
source: Weibo (translated, registrationreq'd) via GforGames
1. bucky (Posts: 1345; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
i want them to focus on insane battery life without making it the size of a tablet. The OS is already optimized for the most part. Lets see some new battery tech.
29. Finalflash (Posts: 1594; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Lol I wouldn't put it past them but I'm pretty sure they'll have to get at least 2k for decent battery on the larger screen.
74. nightfury (Posts: 55; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)
i think they are using IGZO display like in ipad air...it gives nice battery backup but 1700mah for that 6" screen is way underrated
2. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 702; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
World has pass 42mp camera barrier n iPhone still stuck on 8mp...
8mp is not bad but for a flagship it sucks now
15. mayur007 (Posts: 392; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
ifans will say they dont need more than 8 mp , 8 mp is enough
when iphone will come with more 8+mp then they will say , wow more mp more detail..
31. Finalflash (Posts: 1594; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
It won't prolly, the jump from 4s to 5 brought us a new lens cover... Which they praised to hell internally and it added a nice purple hue to things too. Then they enlarged the pixels by 10% and praised it to hell. I wouldn't expect them to pull the stunt of f2.0 and OIS. They don't push limits now, they just try to catch up.
43. darkkjedii (Posts: 10568; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
This iFan doesn't care about mega pixels, he cares about great pics/vids and the ability to share them any way I choose. I care about the auto editing and compression of videos, so I don't only have to post them on Facebook, but I can also send them to just who I want to see them via mms or email. Whip out your android phone that's not a GFlex, record a video that's say two minutes long with out selecting limit for mms, which will only let you record like 59 seconds, then try to send it email or mms and watch what happens. Cannot attach file size too large. iOS users don't have to worry about that, and being stuck with the horribly grainy vid when you limit mms and email. It's not all about mega pixels dude. It's about the overall quality and ability of the camera.
71. fireblade (Posts: 670; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
when iPhone comes with 8+ MP camera, it's called innovation
72. darkkjedii (Posts: 10568; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
You're trying too hard for attention dude.
28. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 860; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
MP is as stupid a metric as clock speed or thinness. The 1020 takes good pics, but there are plenty of instances where the 8MP snapper on the 5S takes better pics, and the 5S is a much faster camera phone with a lot of great features the 1020 can't match. The G2 has a good 13MP camera, but is almost never objectively better than the 5S (The G2 is my daily driver). The S4 has a 13MP camera, and isn't better in any way than the 5S. The objective is a good all-around camera, not a MP race.
34. sipha (Posts: 261; Member since: 12 May 2012)
"The S4 has a 13MP camera, and isn't better in any way than the 5S"
In any way?? o.O Did you even check out the camera comparison reviews?? Or are you just guessing?? Like since the 5S came out later, it must have improved from the S4...
38. sipha (Posts: 261; Member since: 12 May 2012)
65. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 860; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Sorry, but I'll take reviews by actual photographers over reviews by a staff comprised of fanboys:
85. sipha (Posts: 261; Member since: 12 May 2012)
what have you proven with that?? O.o thats not a comparison between the two phones!!
75. DerryAhmad (Posts: 242; Member since: 05 May 2012)
I've complied reviews from DPReview of smartphones' cam.
Apparently the 5s is relatively not that much better than the S4 cam (despite coming out later):
bums/ab117/DerryFachrurrizy/Mo bile%20Uploads/PhotoGrid_13920 44033353.jpg
Nokia Flagship phones' camera (Lumia 1020 and 1520) apparently are the best ones according to DPReview score.
35. mayur007 (Posts: 392; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
my frd mp do count but it is also depends on image sensor n soft optimization as well. to grab more light reduce blur etc
check out l1520 its beat i5s in every camera department image quality is way superior .
clock speed also count
if u have two bikes sports
one has top speed of 170 and 2nd has 175
if both are driven at full throttle , full reving
asked for to give full throttle speed for one hr
so the second one will win as it will go 5km ahead of the 1st one in 1hr
even for athletes .00018 sec counts ,
so clock speed , mp does count
50. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
The larger amount of MP is mostly used for lossless zooming, and it can provide a much sharper picture... But, there's more to a great camera than that..
12. blingblingthing (Posts: 424; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
Umm. Give customers more in order to compete; or, recycle old tech and sprinkle something new on it and get higher profit margins?
That probably will increase screen size, so they probably want to save on the camera.
27. mayur007 (Posts: 392; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
nothing can be guaranteed now,
remember last time the panel was leaked ,
as was turned out to be clones one...
4. papss (unregistered)
While I have no doubt that apple will do a great job on the photo quality as they have always done I would've loved to see a bigger snapper.. BUT a rumor is just that
13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5617; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
8Mp is getting a bit long in tooth these days. I would hope they would at least move to 12Mp. OIS is a requirement for a flagship camera, though. If I had to choose between a slightly improved camera sensor with OIS or a larger Mp count without OIS, I would pinch my nose and go with OIS and smaller sensor.
Hopefully there will be better options from Android or WP by the time the iP6 ships.
5. fzacek (Posts: 1443; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
This is the most pathetic and hilarious rumour ever. This would be the fourth year that iPhones have an eight megapixel camera. People who use iPhones (noobs and the elderly) do not care about aperture or sensor size, they only look at the megapixels of the camera when buying.
9. phatmanXXL (Posts: 10; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
They buy an iPhone, because its an iPhone. They dont know what all the techo mumbo jumbo means as long as it has the cool names like "retina display" and " 6P sapphire camera" they'll buy it.
11. Ninetysix (Posts: 1481; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Bro I believe you're talking about fandroids. They've fallen into the the more mghz/higher megapixel is better crap. iPhone users know that the iPhone camera is good. Even android users like what they see :)
18. tedkord (Posts: 4511; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Not that this means anything more than your link. These blind comparisons are mostly people trying to guess which phone is which and voting for their favorite phone.
25. Ninetysix (Posts: 1481; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Just like I said, even fandroids prefer the iPhone 5S. Thanks for making my point even more valid. Give credit to where it's due. Most of the people here are android users. Why would they pick a non android phone as their preference?
55. tedkord (Posts: 4511; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Except in the first comparison, the iPhone 5s lost to the Galaxy S4 and the Lumia 1020. The 1020 is far and away the best camera phone, but otherwise the all have strengths and weaknesses.
20. blingblingthing (Posts: 424; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
The thing I don't like with these tests is that they use defaults last I check. They should use HDR IMO. I noted my nexus 4 was a better snapper than my bros iPhone 5. More detail. More Accurate colors.
33. Finalflash (Posts: 1594; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
But that's the thing, they put all phones in default mode and take pictures, but most of the DROID phones give you a great deal of control so you can choose how to take the picture. Then they compare the shots all taken at different angles and what not (how expensive is a tripod these days?) which then get compared a if they're on equal grounds.
Still all phones literally take the same pics these days, they just have greater sharpness being the biggest differentiator.
17. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
So you mean they should make more MP just for the sake of it? Its obvious you already hate iphone so much and more MP wont convince people like you. Meanwhile millions and millions of people already know MP count doesn't matter so much when in fact 8MP is enough. MP race is a big joke on phones and very useless.Once you go past 8-10MP you are done. They focused more on the quality of the camera than taking more MP. Which is a big win since they actually beat 15MP+ cameras.
Saying only old and noobs buy iphone is also a complete stupid comment. Its one thing to hate iphone because its not your taste but then to come with stupid arguments for it is low.
63. Vanster (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)
haha you wrong bro people buy an iphone cz its apple logo, it is cool and awesome, and they have too much money that they can waste to make them proud
66. ecmedic4 (Posts: 197; Member since: 02 May 2013)
Thats a stupid comment as well and not why ppl buy the iPhone. In the US, buying any flagship phone on contract results in mostly the same price, usually 200 dollars, some like the note 3 being 300. Buying full retail the iPhone 16GB is 650, i think the S4 is 750 so your comment is just a hate comment. Ppl buy the iPhone because they like it, they have a preference for it and because it suits their needs just fine, and its a great phone that appeals to some, whereas other great phones appeal to others. No single phone is perfect for everyone. Don't know why ppl hate on the iPhone so much, when they don't even have to use it.
79. willard12 (Posts: 737; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
7. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1157; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
I wouldn't be shocked if Apple keeps the same 4" display and form factor. I hope I'm wrong.
8. stealthd (Posts: 932; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
Megapixels don't automatically make a better camera. The 13MP sensors on some phones are only a little better than the 5s's 8MP if you have very good lighting. The 5s does much better in low light situations, without totally killing the resolution like HTC's 4MP Ultrapixel camera. It's a trade-off for better overall camera performance. If they really do stick to 8MP again, then there are certainly improvements elsewhere. Anyone that knows about cameras knows that megapixels are mostly just marketing. They CAN mean a more detailed image, but not if the optics/sensor size/software hold it back.
23. mayur007 (Posts: 392; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
dude mp does count
eg. l1020 ..
more mp allows u to grab more detail
if u compare good camera phones
like z1 , 1020 etc
u will see the difference..
48. stealthd (Posts: 932; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
You just rewrote some of the points I made, but poorly.
69. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 860; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Your point is moot because professional camera site (DPReview, DXO, etc.) rate the 5S higher than every Android phone, and DXO rated the 5S higher than the 1020. 8MP, and it still scored high.
10. darkkjedii (Posts: 10568; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
It's already the best all around snapper, any improvements are welcomed.
22. tedkord (Posts: 4511; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
That would be the Nokia 1020, and its not even close.
46. stealthd (Posts: 932; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
1020 is a good camera with a bad phone attached. Definitely not an all around good camera phone.
57. tedkord (Posts: 4511; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
The statement I responded to was that the iPhone 5s was the best snapper. It's not even close.
40. darkkjedii (Posts: 10568; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
There is a difference in "best and "best all around". Bucky I see you understand that difference bro, the iPhones 5s camera is outstanding in all areas, and unlike any android camera except the GFlex, it'll auto resize/edit videos to make anything you record sendable thru any channel. My wife's old 8X doesn't auto resize vids, but it atleast lets you lock in the resolution you pick, so it's not too big to send. Once again the iPhone is the best all around snapper, any improvements are welcomed
78. bucky (Posts: 1345; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
It launches quickly, you point without messing with a single setting and gets you a wonderfully balanced picture with a hint of over saturation. It's ridiculously simple and gets the job done quickly and accurately every time.
Video is the best as well.
82. verty (Posts: 105; Member since: 07 May 2012)
You desperately wish.....right? Just don't know how people cope with that 4 inches and no return button!!
39. HASHTAG (Posts: 139; Member since: 31 Jan 2014)
I know how big of an Apple fan you are, jedii, but that's a bit of an overstatement. I'm not an Apple "hater," but though I do think it produces great pictures it's definitely not the "all around best."
58. tedkord (Posts: 4511; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Check the first blind comparison. These comparisons are nearly useless because each camera has strengths and weaknesses. In low light, the iPhone 5s will take better pictures than the S4, but in daylight the S4 edges the 5s out.
Also, you really need a reference shot from a top class DLSR to compare for color and detail. Without that you really don't know which came closest.
19. shamatuu (Posts: 122; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)
If it comes out in July than it should be out when the new S5 premium phone also. Apple will always be behind in hardware and software.
24. mayur007 (Posts: 392; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
they are always behind .. the competitors ..
87. mayur007 (Posts: 392; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
hehe yes they are way way ahead in that
but only in that :P hehe
44. darkkjedii (Posts: 10568; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
And the bottom line and business is profits.