There’s lots of debate going on as to whether you should upgrade to the latest iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s handsets. Apple have a great comparison chart on their site looking at the differences between the models. Perhaps the most signifcant issues to us as photographers are the camera, video recording, chips and battery power of course. Take a look at the differences below.
We’ve been reading our linked site, dpreview this morning and these are their first thoughts that you may be interested to read:
‘According to Apple, a new, faster processor, means better photos. In iOS 7, the iPhone 5S camera will perform automatic white balance and exposure to create a dynamic local tone map around the image for better highlights and shadows, using an autofocus metering matrix for sharper photos. After taking a series of photos and analyzing them in real time, it will show you the sharpest image.
The new processor also allowed Apple to introduce auto (but still digital, not optical) image stabilization. The new feature can take long exposures by combining multiple images (something that exposure control app makers have been doing for quite some time.) The iPhone 5S also has a burst mode that will take up to 10 photos a second as long as you are holding down the shutter button.
Although still coming in at 8 megapixels, Apple says the iPhone 5S offers a revamped iSight camera that will deliver a total of 33 percent better light sensitivity thanks to a larger sensor size, bigger pixels and wider five element ƒ/2.2 lens. Apple reports the new sensor has a 15 percent larger active area with pixels now measuring 1.5 microns in size. Larger pixels mean each individual pixel collects more light, so the pixel-level image quality should also be improved. This, combined with the 1/3EV brighter lens, should make for better low light photos’.
As soon as we get our hands on the iPhone 5s we will begin testing and let you know for sure!
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