What You Want to Know About the New Apple iPhone 6 Camera

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Apple has announced a new and larger 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and an even bigger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus and with them comes a new camera. Apple claims it has created an all-new 8MP iSight sensor made up of microscopic 1.5-micron-sized pixels. The headlining feature about this new sensor is it packs Focus Pixels, which is the Cupertino company’s fancy way of saying it has added a phase detect autofocus system, which purportedly locks onto subjects twice as fast as the iPhone 5S.

Apple has also improved its optics adding optical image stabilization to the iSight camera’s f2.2 lens. The iPhone maker claims the newly added OIS will help correct for camera shake going up and down as well as side-to-side. Apple has also improved the rear camera and now it can take HDR shots in a single click rather than three. Meanwhile, iPhonegraphers will now be able to take 43MP panorama shots.

The iPhone 6 is also significantly more capable on the video front. Users picking up the new handset will be able to shoot 1080p movies at 60fps and slow motion footage has been upgraded to 240fps. Lastly Apple has brought back True Tone Flash, which lights up subjects using two differently colored LEDs to produce a more accurate color temperature and better flash photos.

Up front, selfie takers will be happy to know the front facing iSight camera also been overhauled with a larger f2.2 aperture lens that takes in 80% more light. Apple’s head of marketing Phil Schiller also coined the new term “burst selfies” in which the front camera will take 10 self-portrait pictures in a single go. The front facing camera will also let users shoot HDR selfies and HDR video for FaceTime calls.

Check past the break for more images of the iPhone 6 and what its iSight Camera can do.

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Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.