While the iPhone has become the de facto the most popular camera in the world, many Android handsets have far better cameras out the front for taking selfies. But that could change soon as code strings point to a future Face-Time camera upgrade delivering video-shooting capabilities in full High Definition 1080 pixels resolution, Slow-Mo video capture at 240 frames per second and more.
Code strings in iOS 9 contain placeholders for other front-facing camera features, including panoramic capture and built-in flash. Many people are looking forward to capture panorama pictures of their face.To better put these features in context, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus face-time cameras are both outfitted with a rather sub-par Face-Time camera for taking selfies with a ƒ-/2.2 aperture and 720 pixels video recording capability.
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When it comes to taking photos, however, these cameras only capture 1.2-megapixel photos in a laughable 1,280-by-960 pixel resolution. Other features of the Face-Time camera on the new iPhones include backside illumination sensor, auto HDR for photos and videos, improved face detection, support for burst mode, manual exposure control and timer mode.
The report said Apple and Sony had entered an agreement to build a new plant for iPhone camera sensors worth 35 billion yen, or about $340 million. In addition, Apple pundit John Gruber learned “from a birdie of a birdie” that Apple is in fact working on the “biggest camera jump ever” for the next iPhone model.
The popularity of selfie apps and dedicated selfie sticks for taking single and group photos while being able to preview the image from the iPhone display certainly warrants attention given to improving the Face-Time camera. Bringing brand new features like front flash and existing features like panorama and slow-mo capture to the Face-Time camera should amount to a compelling upgrade for many iPhone users if the what the code suggests does ship this fall.