A few days back I posted a few comparison images in a gallery, showing the difference between the latest iPhone’s snapper, and the previous one. In terms of detail, there was little difference. However, color saturation and contrast levels were much higher on the iPhone 5, giving the new camera’s images a lot more depth. The big talking point, however, is the lowlight performance. As you can see from the images above, the iPhone 5 captures way more light than its predecessor. It’s quite astonishing when you realize the camera lens/sensor unit is 25% slimmer than the previous one.
The difference is even more apparent in the images directly above. But, as usual with higher ISO settings, there comes a lot more distortion/noise. Although there’s much more light, the extra gain has created a very grainy image.
I pointed the two cameras at the same point on my outdoor porch light. Although the center of the light bulb is probably similarly bright on both, the color accuracy and sharpness appears much better on the 6th gen iPhone.
What do you make of these real-world results? Have experienced any poor results from your iPhone 5 camera?