Reviewing video and photo feature upgrades for the iPhone 5
As a video producer it is always of interest when new or improved mobile video technology is being brought to the market. Naturally, I was very curious to see what types of upgrades Apple would offer in terms of the new iPhone5 and it’s video and photo capabilities.
I will focus on the technical enhancements with respect to videos and photos only on this post. The Retina Display will remain at 326 pixels per inch, that’s the same as the old model, iPhone4s. However, the new screen will now sport a 4 inch display. That’s a total of 1136 x 640 pixels – that’s incredibly crisp. The aspect ratio is 16:9. A larger screen has been rumored for some time and it is now official as off today’s announcement by Apple. Incidentally, vertical pixels will add a fifth row of icons to the home screen, that’s kind of useful. The wider screen does make movies look better, in fact, Apple states the wider screen results in 44% more color saturation than the iPhone4S. It was also expected that Apple would upgrade to a new chip, Apple confirms the iPhone5 would have a new chip, the A6. That means two times faster than the A5 and it’s also doubling the speed in graphics. If you are into gaming and video then you will love that power boost.
The camera will keep an 8 megapixel sensor with enhanced improvement for low light photography and videography. Additionally the photo capture has been increased by 40%, that’s helpful.
You now can take photos in panorama mode which is a feature I really enjoy, I have been using an app for that with my current iPhone4S.
The camera will continue to record in 1080p HD, it will have improved video stabilization, face detection, and takes photos while recording. The front facing camera will now have FaceTime HD, meaning the front facing camera will have 720p support, and FaceTime will work over 3G networks if you have iOS 6 installed. Without going into any of the other upgrades, I believe the increased performance and larger screen display will make me consider an upgrade. But I will spend a little more time investigating some of the other new features.
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