As we all know that iPhone 4S introduction was a rather incremental release than a revolutionary one. However, from a high level iPhone 4S did include include two major features (from a hardware perspective) that sets it apart from the last gen iPhone 4. One of them is new significantly improved camera and another of course is the inclusion of major speed bump by the integration of the A5 SoC inherited from the iPad 2. We will talk about the performance and features of the A5 chip in an upcoming article but for now I want to draw your attention to star of the show that was all new camera on the iPhone 4S. Here we will give you a quick rundown of 5 best features of the iPhone 4S camera that make it far superior to camera that we have on the iPhone 4. So lets have a go…
1. Megapixels Still Count
In the old days of the digital camera most people thought bigger the megapixel count on the camera the better. But this was not completely true as now thanks to the Internet based awareness everyone knows that higher megapixel count not always translates to the best image quality. However it doesn’t mean that we should be contend with camera which has low megapixel count! You need that higher pixel count if you want to print out the capture snapshots for example. Or if you are going to view them on a very high resolution screen or HDTV. That’s why we can witness a much improved camera on the iPhone 4S with an 8 megapixel count as compared to the 5 MP on the previous gen.
2. All New Optics
A much touted feature of the iPhone 4S camera is the all new much improved optics. As Apple puts it – its all about the light that enters so the new larger f/2.4 aperture lets the more light to come in to capture the brighter and better photos which look more natural. Also the custom lens that is employed in the iPhone 4S assembly uses five precision elements to shape incoming light, which makes the entire image sharper. In brief, the new optics in iPhone 4S are one of the best yet in a smartphone.
3. Zero Shutter Lag
New A5 processor integrated in the iPhone 4S includes a very fast image signal processor. It allows all in all the camera to be very responsive and with almost zero shutter lag essentially allowing the action to be captured as it happens.
4. Advanced Image Processing Algorithms
An other great benefit of the new A5 chip to be used for image signal processing is that the camera can use advanced algorithms in iOS 5 for even more color accuracy, better white balance, and greater dynamic range. Ultimately this makes the images to look much natural and sharper.
5. Face Detection and Image Stabilization
New camera in the iPhone 4S will allow you the use of face detection feature that is typically found in point&shoot cameras but now you can access on your new iPhone 4S! It focuses on the most prominent face in the frame and balances exposure across up to 10 faces automatically.
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