What does the iPhone 5 camera need to have in order to compete with the very exciting smartphone camera market?
If you follow internet news about smartphones then you are already aware of the launch of the impressive Nokia 808 PureView smartphone that comes equipped with a 41 megapixel camera which is not only an increase in megapixels but also an introduction of a completely new imaging technology: PureView.
PureView is a game changer. At the moment, it seems that the phone is ages ahead of its competition. This is what will sting Apple. The camera has always been a strong point of the iPhone and with the launch of the iPhone 5, Apple will need to do something truly remarkable with its camera.
It is thought that Steve Jobs wanted to revolutionize television, books, and photography. Apple TV and iBooks have the first two things covered; photography so far, still needs to be properly touched by Apple.
One very exciting prediction about the iOS 5 camera is that it will be developed by Lytro – a camera company ahead that comes up with truly unique designs. Lytro photography technology takes ‘living’ photos that allow you to focus images even after they have been shot.
This enhanced photo features are offered in the same weight factor as regular cameras thus such an iPhone 5 camera would not increase the phone’s overall weight.
Another prediction is that Apple will be using new sensors made by OmniVision. These are 16 megapixel CameraChip sensors and can capture 4k2k / Quad Full High Definition videos at 60 fps! Such quality would definitely have the upper hand over PureView as Nokia’s camera still cannot record beyond 30 fps.
In the Flash department, it is rumored that a company called Edison Opto could be shipping flash for iPhone 5 camera that will sport a dual LED flash.
Finally the technology that the iPhone 5 camera is rumored to include is super resolution which basically enhances the resolution of images to provide you with more details.
Of course only time can tell which one of these rumors is true and which ones are false but one thing is for sure: Apple will definitely follow its tradition of surprising its audience with something far better than the previous iPhone as well as the current market smartphones.
This writeup is mainly based on an article recently published by Tech PP cheers