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iPhone 5S camera impressed national geographic photographer

iPhone 5S camera impressed national geographic photographer


On a recent trip to Scotland, National Geographic photographer, Jim Richardson was impressed by the new camera of the iPhone 5S. Leaving his trusty Nikon DSLR behind, he took over 4,000 photographs with the iPhone 5S. In a blog post, he commented,

“With intense use (I’ve made about 4,000 pictures in the last four days) I’ve discovered that the iPhone 5S is a very capable camera. The color and exposures are amazingly good, the HDR exposure feature does a stunningly good job in touch situations, the panorama feature is nothing short of amazing-seeing a panorama sweeping across the screen in real time is just intoxicating. Best of all it shoots square pictures natively, a real plus for me since I wanted to shoot for Instagram posting.

Once I figured out what the camera could do well I began to forget all the things it couldn’t do at all.”


Apple has upgraded the iPhone 5S camera with a new five element lens, that has a larger aperture of f/2.2 an improvement over the iPhone 5’s aperture of f/2.4. Also, despite the megapixel count remaining at 8 megapixel, it has a 15 percent larger sensor area that lets each pixel become bigger at 1.5 micron, capturing more light. Overall, iPhone 5S has improved light sensitivity of 33 percent, resulting is better, brighter images.


Check out Jim Richardson’s articles, or visit his instagram page at @jimrichardsonng for all of his awesome iPhone 5S photography.

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