iPhone 6 Rumored to Include 10+-Megapixel Camera with f/1.8 Aperture and Improved Filter

iphone_5s_rear_cameraSources from Taiwan's industrial chain claim the iPhone 6 will have at least a 10-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/1.8, reports Chinese website IT168 [Google Translate, via GforGames]. This would be an improvement over the current iPhone 5s, which has an 8-megapixel camera with a narrower f/2.2 aperture.

The report also claims Apple will change the filter used on the iPhone 6 camera, replacing the hybrid IR filter used on the iPhone 5s with a resin lens filter manufactured by Japanese company JSR. JSR is known for its ARTON Resins, which are used in digital and video cameras with CMOS image sensors. JSR claims its ARTON filters are lighter and thinner than comparable IR filters and take clearer images due to the resin's ability to minimize the color shifts of CMOS image sensors.

The IT168 story contradicts an earlier report from the The China Post that claims Apple will continue to use a 8-megapixel sensor in its next iPhone. According to analysts from Nomura Securities, the camera module in the iPhone 6 instead will see improvements in other areas such as optical image stabilization.

(Thanks, Vlad!)

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Top Rated Comments

pgiguere1 Avatar
110 months ago
Don't care much about the Mpx count, but a wider aperture is good. Better low-light photography, less noise and more bokeh.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Astronomix Avatar
110 months ago
If true, my 3GS is history. In fact even if it's not true, my 3GS is history
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
maflynn Avatar
110 months ago
The f/1.8 would be awesome, megapixels don't mean much but image size and how much light that hits the sensor.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Menneisyys2 Avatar
110 months ago
4K video, stereo audio and true 1080p60 or 120, please. And OIS.

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True. Manual aperture would be cool.

The DoF will be deep even with a f/1.8 lens, assuming the same miniscule 1/3" sensor as in the 5s.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NOTmacbookpro13 Avatar
110 months ago
Stop getting me excited about the iPhone 6 in February :(
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Arran Avatar
110 months ago
...it would give pretty narrow depth of field though so focus will need to be very accurate.

True. Manual aperture would be cool.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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