Proof That The iPhone 5 Is Better At Low Light Photos Than The iPhone 4S [Image]

Proof That The iPhone 5 Is Better At Low Light Photos Than The iPhone 4S [Image]

Apple didn’t make huge improvements to the camera of the iPhone 5, but they did add a sapphire crystal lens, and a few tweaks to make it shoot better in low-light conditions. Now that early reviews have been released we have a better idea of how much better the new camera is over its predecessor.

The two images above were shot under the same conditions by John Gruber for his iPhone 5 review. Obviously the iPhone 5 picture captures a lot more details and shows the dramatic improvements Apple’s made in low-light shooting. Although the iPhone 4S picture may not have been metered properly, pictures from other reviews seem to corroborate that the iPhone 5 is a lot better at low-light pictures.

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  • Brian Gregory May

    Wow.

  • RichardGase

    When I compare these pictures Apple did make a huge improvement on the camera. Why do you state they didn’t make huge improvements??? A sapphire lens and software tweaks are improvements aren’t they?

  • Shilly Devane

    Shouldn’t dark scenes look…DARK? What’s this fascination on making nighttime look like day?

  • Buster

    Shouldn’t dark scenes look…DARK? What’s this fascination on making nighttime look like day?

    You want to be able to make out objects though. The iPhone 5 has less noise on low-light photos

  • RaptorOO7

    It nice to see real world images for comparison.

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