Check Out These Full-Res Sample Photos Shot Using the New iPhone 5

Earlier today, Apple announced its new iPhone 5, which features a camera that’s nearly identical to the one found in the 4S. Soon after the announcement, Apple put up the official product page for the phone, which includes a gallery of sample photographs shot using the iPhone 5. Unfortunately, none of the shots show low-light environments, which would have allowed us to gawk at the power of the camera’s new and improved noise-killing processor. For now, we’ll just have to settle for these generic shots showing what the 3264×2448 images look like when they pop out of the camera.

You can click any of the photographs in this post for the full-resolution version.

We have to say, the photographs are quite nice — much better than the 7 megapixel photographs that were being created by my point-and-shoot camera 5 years ago. Quite nice will soon not be enough, though, as other smartphone makers are working intently on making their camera the best in the industry. Apple is going to need to step it up in areas such as low-light performance and image stabilization if it wants to stay competitive in this game.

  • Waleed Alzuhair

    Loved the closeups

  • sierrarobba

    Please post some canon 600mm L pictures and 14mm L pictures for comapre what can you do a phone and a REAL CAMERA.

  • Mantis

    That’s comparing apples to asteroids.

    Of course the L lens pictures will be better, but not thousands of dollars for one lens better.
    I think these pictures are astounding for what is just one little feature on multi-purpose gadget.

  • jdm8

    Nothing under a fluorescent light in the gallery. Fluorescent lighting was the Achilles’s heel of iPhone 4 camera. The center of the frame had a purple tinge, the edges were greenish. I’ve tested other cameras and nothing else does that in the same environment.

  • Nathan Blaney

    I’d like to see some of those 28mp panoramas!

  • Jamie Weir

    Post some of the phone calls you’ve made, texts you’ve received, games you’ve played, maps you’ve navigated with, and websites you’ve viewed “for compapre what can you do a REAL CAMERA” and something meant to be a jack-of-all trades multi-functional device that costs a mere few hundred dollars.

  • E

    who can guarantee that these pics are made with iphone5?

  • wut?


    I love my DSLR, but the day I can start doing smart phone things with it will I consider it as a suitable comparison.

    Actually, it wouldn’t fit into my pocket, so no, it would never be a suitable comparison. Phone =/= “Real” Camera

  •!/thelonelylights Adam Cross

    photos are definitely taken with the iPhone 5 – just drag the images to your desktop and right click > properties > then click on Details to read the EXIF data, images we taken with the iPhone 5 and edited in Photoshop CS4

  • NonBeliever

    I doubt that they did not process these or use lighting on location for them. I hate that Apple can get away with deceitful marketing.

  • Jobs.Steve

    They should be original un-edited photos. Not edited photos.

  • Vincent Lindsay

    that doesnt mean a thing, exif can be faked. And after the Nokia fiasco, ill wait til i start seeing pictures after the release.

  •!/thelonelylights Adam Cross

    If you’re all sceptical since the Nokia disaster just drag the images to your desktop and right click on them > go to Properties > and then click on Details to read the EXIF data, images we taken with the iPhone 5 and edited in Photoshop CS4

  • Vincent Lindsay

    true, but you can get things like intervalometers, you can focus on points now, low light is getting better, DoF is getting better. We shall see in the next years.

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  • Hannah Marquis

    so get a non phone camera….?

  • Vincent Lindsay

    idk where my other message went to, but EXIF data can be faked, we will see what comes out when the world has their hands on it.

  • Ahmed

    At least no Exif Data on the photos !

  • Zak Henry

    The issue with this increased resolution and quality is that it will never be noticed. Most photos taken by cellphones end up on Facebook which has horrific compression algorithms capable of making a Hasselblad look s**t.

  • jdm8

    I have plenty of cameras. Not a whole lot that can fit in my pocket though.

  • jdm8

    Not sure if sarcastic or troll.

  • Albert Zablit

    There’s no EXIF embedded with this images.

  • Albert Zablit

    Nop, no EXIF.

  • Lorenzo

    i want the raw :D

  • Nathan Blaney

    Lighting? Really? For those big landscape shots? That’s a heck of a lot of continuous hot lights…. I think at best, a reflector might’ve been used, but neither of the shots of the children is very well lit, so even that’s doubtful. The only think I think might be in use here is some aftermarket lenses (macro for the bee maybe) And for those griping about post-processing… really – how many photos do you ever use straight out of the camera? Few if any, I’m sure.

  • Boondoggle

    To be fair, we haven’t seen the low-light performance of the iPhone 5 yet, supposedly a full 2 stops better.

  • Leon

    How come I know they clicked them with the iPhone?

  • Mansgame

    As seen with the Nokia, these are not real world tests. I bet you they have studio lights set up, and a crew of 5 or 6 people making sure every little thing is perfect….if these are out of the phone in the first place and not a DSLR like with Nokia.

  • Leif

    True. Just think back at the Facetime promos where they showed a quality you would never get with it in real. Never trust samples from companies – doesn’t matter which one it is. Sure you can great pictures in perfect situations, but we won’t see all the missed or not so well done shots :)

  • Andrew Badr

    The third shot is from Big Sur!

  • Knur

    so ask fro knows photo

  • Rafael Ricoy

    I don’t understand why on the first photo the background is blurry with this sensor size and the amount of light that probably would force the iPhone to use his higher f stop. Maybe they used an ND filter?

  • Jonas

    Nokia ain’t Apple. Apple has never been caught with that BS. They even mocked Nokia during the presentation about this.

  • Merv

    To those saying EXIF can’t be faked, it’s very easy to fake EXIF, though I firmly believe Apple wouldn’t do it.

    Regarding lighting or reflectors, why not? If it’s proper photography technique then I don’t see anything wrong with it.

    I’ve seen startlingly good results from the 4S, these don’t surprise me at all.

  • josteinr