While Apple didn’t completely overhaul the rear camera on the iPhone 5, it did make some changes that Apple says will make the iPhone 5’s camera the best iPhone camera yet. And while the iPhone 5 won’t be released until September 21st, Apple has posted some sample photos taken with the iPhone 5 giving us a look at what to expect from its camera.
Over on Apple’s website, the company posted sample photos taken with the iPhone 5’s 8MP iSight camera which has been improved with Apple’s new iPhone.
The images, while impressive, do not stand out as being much different than photos taken with the 8MP rear camera found on the old iPhone 4S. Furthermore, Apple failed to show off two of the new features that are coming with the iPhone 5.
One, panorama mode which allows users to shoot detailed 360 degree panoramas and two, the proclaimed dynamic low light mode which Apple claims will help iPhone users shoot better photos when in low light.
Apple also claims that the new camera will cut down on noise reduction though it’s hard to tell if that’s the case with these photos.
That isn’t to say that these sample photos are not impressive, they absolutely are. The amount of color and detail in these photos is striking, especially if these photos are unprocessed.
Here are several shots taken with the iPhone 5’s camera showing the level of detail that the iPhone 5’s camera can capture:
And here is another showing the level of detail:
Hopefully, Apple releases some more sample photos showing off how the camera performs in low-light.
In addition to the new iSight camera on the iPhone 5, Apple also included a new FaceTime HD front-facing camera on the iPhone 5 which will work alongside FaceTime and the new FaceTime Over Cellular feature that will be coming with iOS 6 when it’s released on September 19th.
As for the iPhone 5 release date, Apple and the iPhone 5’s carriers including AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon will be releasing the iPhone 5 on September 21st for $199.99 and up.