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This article was published on September 10, 2013


iPhone 5s 8MP camera: 5-element lens, 15% larger sensor, 10fps burst mode and 120fps slow motion video

iPhone 5s 8MP camera: 5-element lens, 15% larger sensor, 10fps burst mode and 120fps slow motion video Image by: Justin Sullivan
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The iPhone 5s’ supdated 8-megapixel rear-facing camera was unveiled by Apple today, revealing a five-element lens and a f/2.2 maximum aperture setting. Under the hood is a 15 percent larger active sensor area, packing in bigger 1.5-micron pixels for improved low-light performance.

The iPhone 5s also has a ‘True Tone’ flash made up of two separate LEDs. They’re white and amber, which Apple says can be combined to reduce clashes in color temperature. Built-in smartphone flashes are typically terrible, so it’ll be interesting to see whether the improvements on the iPhone 5s are noticeable in real-world use.

Apple also highlighted a new burst mode for the iPhone 5s, capped at 10 frames per second. In video mode, the handset can spit out 720p slow motion video files at 120 frames per second.

Image Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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