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Behind the lens: A look at the technology inside the iPhone 5s camera

Marco Tabini | Oct. 1, 2013
iPhone 5s the perfect companion for everyday shooting, allowing both inexperienced users and pros to take good pictures at the drop of a hat.

Film is, obviously, not an issue in a digital camera, but even the most advanced signal processing algorithm cannot currently compensate for two light sources with different tints. To solve this problem, Apple has effectively added a second flash capable of emitting light of a slightly different color. The ISP can then measure the ambient light and mix the two flashes in such a way that they will approximate its temperature, resulting in fewer Night of the Living Dead stills without the need for specialized equipment.

A camera for everyone
All of these new features add up to a camera that offers great performance without much user intervention. This makes the iPhone 5s the perfect companion for everyday shooting, allowing both inexperienced users and pros to take good pictures at the drop of a hat.

 

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