New iPhone 4 Features Whole New Camera System, Records 720p HD Videos at 30fps

June 7, 2010, By Alex Ion

It’s been almost an hour since Steve stepped on the stage talking about the new iPhone 4. We know about the design with glass and steel, the new battery, the A4 chip and the gyroscope. It’s now time to find out more about the camera. Apparently it’s a whole new camera system that promises “better pictures”.

“Now everybody loves to talk about megapixels, but we tend to ask the question how do we make better pictures? Megapixels are nice, but what these cameras are really about is capturing photons and low light photography. So we’ve gone from 3 megapixel to 5 megapixel, but we’re using a backside illuminated sensor.”

It’s a fact that the more megapixels you put on a camera, they tend to capture less photons. Apparently Apple kept the quality, and we must say, it’s remarkable. Other than the increase to 5mp, there’s also 5x tap to focus, a backside illuminated sensor and an LED flash for better shots in low lighting conditions.

But that’s not all. As previously speculated, the new iPhone is capable to shoot HD videos. We’re talking about 720p quality at 30fps. On top of that, we’re being told the tap to focus is coming to video, too, and the LED flashing will stay on for videos, too.

Here’s more coverage about the new iPhone.

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New iPhone 4 Features Whole New Camera System, Records 720p HD Videos at 30fps

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