NBC News photographer Jim Seida spent a day shooting stills with the iPhone 5, along with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, the new Samsung Galaxy S III and a high-end point-and-shoot from Nikon, the P7000. The results? While the iPhone 5’s 8-megapixel camera performed well, it did not noticeably outperform its most recent forebear. But there was one way that the iPhone 5 clearly bested the 4S…
…The results aren’t surprising. One of the biggest leaps for the iPhone 4S was its camera — just look at how the iPhone 4 did in the above experiments, paying special attention to the noise in the low-light shot and the over-saturation in the outdoor shot. Meanwhile, the specs on the iPhone 5’s camera never suggested a quantum leap forward.
(photos by Jim Seida / NBC News via GadgetBox)