iPhone 6 specs: just an 8MP camera?

iPhone 6 specs: just an 8MP camera?The smartphone camera wars are really heating up, with the Sony Xperia Z2 coming in at 20.7MP, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom reportedly brewing a 20MP snapper, and the Nokia Lumia 1020 sitting at 41MP.

As such, the iPhone 6 will inevitably up its game, taking the megapixel count to a whole new level, right? Uhm…

According to Apple Insider, which credits anonymous “people familiar with the matter”, the iPhone 6 won’t participate in the great megapixel race.

More specifically, iPhone 6 specs will include an 8MP rear camera, same as the iPhone 5s. And the iPhone 5. And the iPhone 4S.

Of course, there’s more to smartphone cameras than just megapixels. Low-light performance is a big focus at the moment, and Jan will happily tell you he wasn’t all that impressed with the 20.7MP Sony Xperia Z1.

Even if Apple does stick with what’s technically 8MP, the iPhone 6’s camera will inevitably improve upon the performance of the iPhone 5s' shooter.

And of course we’re still several months away from the iPhone 6 launch, so let’s all get the credit cards out and do a few lines of delicious salt.

The iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s/c all launched in autumn, though it’s rumoured that the iPhone 6 might launch as soon as the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in summer.

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 21, 2014 at 16:21

I was not happy to find out the Z1 has a fairly sucky camera - low light aside...
Anyhoo, nothing wrong with 8MP - heck, look at the Htc One... 4MP CAN be enough :D

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 21, 2014 at 16:22

...and the 1020 comes with a flipside: lag that WILL spoil many opportunities. Win some lose some..

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 21, 2014 at 16:59

To be honest, once you get past about 7MP (maybe even 5MP), unless you want to blow your pictures up to huge sizes MP count doesn't mean a great deal. 20MP cameras on phones are certainly not good cameras because of their large MP count.

Xb0xGuru  Mar. 24, 2014 at 11:29

MP counting on a camera (or phone) is like pixel counting on a plasma TV. Pointless. The lens and sensor quality count for far more. You'll be telling me next that a 20MP camera takes better images than an 8MP DSLR.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 24, 2014 at 12:55

Indeed.

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