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Apple Unveils New iPhone Camera with a Larger Sensor and Slow-Motion Video

Today is a big day for tech sites and Apple fanboys alike because it's the day that the Cupertino-based company announces their newest iPhone -- you know, the one that makes you wish your contract was up now and not in 12 months.

This time around Apple announced two new phones -- the more affordable iPhone 5C and the more capable iPhone 5S -- and as you might expect given the smartphone camera culture, the more expensive of the two came with some significant camera improvements.

A Closer Look at the Photography-Related Features Found in iOS 7

The iOS 7 announcement was met with a standing ovation at Apple's WWDC keynote. A couple-minute-long video followed by descriptions and demos by chief engineer Craig Federighi left little doubt that he, Jony Ive and their respective teams of engineers and designers have created something worth getting excited about -- or, at least talking about.

Comparing the Quality of iPhone Cameras Over the Years

The iPhone has evolved in leaps and bounds since the smartphone first burst onto the scene in 2007, and one of the most impressive ways it has evolved is in its capability to take pictures. In the original iPhone, a camera was something of an afterthought; the current model has entire commercials dedicated to the camera.

But knowing intuitively that the camera has improved exponentially is a far sight from seeing it with your own eyes. And so, just like they did in 2011, the folks behind the popular iPhone app Camera+ got every model of the iPhone together took a set of comparison shots for your perusing pleasure.

iPhone 5 Camera Stays at 8MP and f/2.4, but Gets a Little Leaner

Apple is on stage right now announcing its new iPhone 5, and has just revealed the details of the smartphone's camera. It's pretty much the same camera as the one found inside the iPhone 4S, except they made the whole thing "thinner" (the iPhone 5 is 18% thinner than its predecessor). You'll find a slightly improved backside-illuminated sensor that shoots the same 8-megapixel photos at 3264x2448 resolution, and the same 5-element lens with a f/2.4 aperture.

Apple May Add Interchangeable Lenses to Future iPhones

Published earlier today and already discovered by AppleInsider, a new patent from Apple seems to show that the Cupertino company would like to put swappable lenses in future iPhones. The camera in the iPhone 4S is already great -- it was even used all by itself for an editorial fashion shoot -- but there is always room to improve in creative ways and swappable lenses are certainly uncharted territory for a camera phone.

A Giant Viewfinder For Your Phone

Here's an interesting idea by Oregon-based engineering consultant Paul Anderson called The Daylight Viewfinder. The patent pending invention, which is in the process of raising $44,000 on Kickstarter, is a suction mountable, sun blocking viewfinder/app combo that allows you to take great pictures with your phone (currently iOS only) even in bright daylight.

1-Bit Camera App Harkens Back to the Old Nintendo Gameboy Camera

The 1-bit camera app is definitely not for people who love to mess around with filters and tweak high-quality images on their iPhone, there are plenty of other apps for that. Instead, the 1-bit camera is for those of us who remember using the old Nintendo Gameboy Camera; for those of us who don't mind paying $0.99 for a dose of good ol' fashioned nostalgia.

iPhone Telescope Adapter Lets You Instagram Stars and Microbes Alike

If you've ever found yourself wishing you could take an iPhone picture of the night sky -- or a cool slide under the microscope for that matter -- than your wish could soon become a reality. The startup Arcturus Labs are in the process of funding a new product called Magnifi, an iPhone case/adapter that allows you to attach your phone to a microscope, telescope, binoculars, or any other optical instrument.

645 PRO iPhone Camera App Offers New Level of Control and “RAW”

About a week ago rumors of an iPhone app that could shoot in RAW format raged across the Internet. The app in question, the 645 PRO by developer Jag.gr, was to be the first camera app for the iPhone to achieve this feat. And although by all accounts the app is a very impressive and useful app, it turns out that shooting in true RAW isn't among its features.

Slit-Scan Camera App for the iPhone

Slit-Scan Camera is a new app for the iPhone that lets you shoot trippy slit-scan photographs. Rather than capture a whole image at once, the slit-scan app exposes each scene through a "sliding slit", giving anything moving within the frame a strange, warped look.