Check out how the iPhone’s camera has improved since 2007 [Photos]

When the iPhone first launched, it wasn’t renowned for having the best camera on the market. In fact, its 2MP snapper was quite far off the likes of the Nokia and Sony Ericsson devices around at the time. Since then, Apple has improve the camera system with every generation. And, although megapixel count hasn’t gone up with every new model, improvements have been made to the sensor and image processing. The difference between each new iPhone can be seen clearly in the comparison image put together by Reddit user Camerack.

114It’s quite plain to see that the difference between the original and iPhone 5 is astronomical. Not only is the image much sharper and better at picking up the finer details, the color and contrast are also much more natural.

This obviously leads to the question: what’s Apple planning with the next iPhone? Will it stick with 8MP, or jump up to 12 for the iPhone 5S?

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  • Joe Jack John

    This is one of the stupidest articles I have ever read. The iPhone was introduced in 2007 and the iPhone 5 was released in 2012. 5 long years have passed between these two releases, for God’s sake! Of course the camera on the 5 is much better (still not as good as the camera on e.g. a Nokia, Htc, Samsung etc. smartphones). BTW the difference between the 4S’ and 5’s camera is that they replaced the camera lens.. cover. And why the picture taken by the 3GS looks awfully similar to those pictures taken by the 4, 4S, and 5?

  • TiP_Cam

    @Joe Jack John Firstly, we’re not expressing our surprise that the camera has improved. It’s just interesting to see. Secondly, the iPhone 5’s camera may be 8MP like the 4S, but it’s not the same camera system. They had to make it smaller, which would effect the image quality negatively had they not tweaked the sensor and lens makeup somehow. So no, it’s not just the cover that’s changed.

  • Mtseaby

    @Joe Jack John BURN