iPhone 6S cam: 12 megapixel pictures, 4K video recording, flash for selfies

One of the marquee upgrades to the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus will certainly be a major revamp to the camera system. For the first time because the iPhone 4S launch in 2011, the iPhone electronic camera’s megapixel count will certainly be updated: Apple will be moving from an 8-megapixel sensor to a custom-made imager billed as 12-megapixels in both of the brand-new iPhones, according to sources.

The 12-megapixel electronic camera will certainly imply that the new iPhones will be able to take bigger, higher-resolution photos than previously. Since of an upgraded image signal processor that comes as part of the new A9 system-on-a-chip, the brand-new sensing unit will certainly not clean out or otherwise reduce the quality of images, according to sources.


In addition to a much-upgraded back still electronic camera, Apple has actually chosen to make a significant addition to the iPhone’s video recording abilities: 4K video tape-recording assistance. The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus will certainly be the very first iPhones efficient in tape-recording video in complete 4K resolution and amongst the very first phones on the market with such capabilities, though Samsung’s Galaxy S5 introduced with 4K video taping assistance in early 2014.

The benefits of 4K video recording include compatibility with the current customer tv sets, improved stability and clearness, in addition to benefits during post-production editing. Apple is likely to highlight 4K as one of the new iPhone’s premier additions for marketing functions.

4K Video Recording Sample from the Galaxy S5

Besides new video camera hardware on the back of the brand-new iPhone, we are informed that the front FaceTime video camera will likewise see significant enhancements. In addition to an updated sensing unit for higher quality video calls and selfies, Apple will certainly indeed add front flash assistance. While some industry watchers have speculated that code in iOS 9 betas shows that Apple will add a front-facing LED flash to the new iPhones, sources say that is not the case. Instead, the brand-new iPhone’s screen will certainly take cues from Snapchat and Photo Booth, illuminating with a quick white screen when the shutter button for the front cam is pressed. Front-facing panorama shots and slow motion video in 720P are also likely to make it to the front video camera this fall.

We reported previously this year that Apple had actually been testing 4K video taping assistance for this year’s iPhone upgrade, while earlier reports out of the supply chain also indicated that the new iPhone might receive a 12-megapixel camera sensor. It’s uncertain whether the sensing unit is actually 12-megapixel native, or a 13-megapixel sensor cropped for digital image stabilization functions. Besides an upgraded cam system on the front and back, the brand-new iPhone will consist of a Force Touch display screen focused on shortcutting functions around iOS 9, brand-new Apple Watch-like animated wallpapers for an improved user interface, a much faster A9 processor with better graphics for video gaming and showing video material, and more reliable Qualcomm-built cellular chips. Apple will announce the brand-new iPhones alongside the next-generation Apple TV at an occasion in San Francisco on September 9th.


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