Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, is unveiling Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone at a presser at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and he just took the wraps off the handset’s camera subsystem. As suspected, refined the existing unit by making it thinner while adding a bunch of software-based features aimed at further improving the quality of photos, especially in low-light conditions…
Schiller noted the challenges Apple’s engineers faced by making the iPhone’s iSight camera thinner to fit inside its slimmer case.
Making something thinner is the worst thing you can do.
The iSight module on the back remains at eight megapixels.
It now uses sapphire crystal and sports dynamic low-light mode for sharper photos in the dark, as well as precision lens alignment.
Based on the next-generation ISP on the A6 chip, the iSight module takes advantage of smart filters and spatial noise reduction technology to make your images sharper.