The Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Feature New 12MP Cameras

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Today, Apple announced their brand new Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. For photographers, it boasts a new cameras.

The new camera is a 12MP iSight camera has 50% more focus pixels and pixels overall from its predecessor. Apple has moved the photodiodes directly onto the sensor and promises that even better photos can be taken. They’re also touting better skin tones, depth of field and less image noise.

More details are after the jump.

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If you’re all about shooting selfies, the front camera is a 5MP and uses the LCD front screen to be an ambient light flash to look very natural.

The cameras still feature auto HDR, and even more features.

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Other features include:

  • New glass that Apple touts as the most durable in the world

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  • 3D Touch: enables force touch that lets you create shortcuts. It uses capacitive sensors that register microscopic changes that are very sensitive to figure pressure. This works in cooperation with a new haptic feedback system. For example, by long pressing a message, you can preview it and by applying more pressure on the screen you can see more. It also features many things that are similar to what Google Now offers.
  • There is a new feature with the camera and photos called Live Photos. Using 3D touch, you can press on the image and create a small video with each photo. But swiping across you can get a glimpse of each. To take Live Photos, you enable the setting and then just take the photo. The phone takes the images for just before and after by shooting 12MP images, not video.

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When it comes to browsing an app like Instagram, 3D Touch will let you get into the specifics quicker–like seeing new likes, and your feed.

  • A new A9 chip that Apple says is 90% faster than a console-equivalent GPU.

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Here are more features.

The new Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus will be the exact same prices as their predecessors when they launch soon. Pre-orders start on September 12th.