by Joe White
May 9, 2013
For a while now, low-light shooting has served as something of an Achilles' heel for the iPhone. Even the iPhone 5's built-in iSight camera, which Apple touts as "the world's most popular camera," has been shown to suffer terribly when the lights go out. In a recent video, Nokia puts both the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III against its forthcoming Lumia 928 in a low-light video recording comparison, and the results are ... well, predictable. While the PureView-equipped Lumia 928 is able to handle the dark conditions of a nighttime roller coaster ride, Apple's iPhone 5 records a fuzzy, blurred, and, at times, obscure video of the voyage, and the Galaxy S III isn't much better. See for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isKPxCvFEGo&feature=player_embedded
If you can't see the above video, please click this link.It's clear that Nokia has an impressive smartphone camera on its hands, and when the handset launches in the coming months, the Lumia 928 could indeed be one of the best smartphone cameras on the market. It's also clear that Apple needs to work on improving the iPhone's low-light shooting in order to succeed in all areas against rival smartphones. Back in April, we heard that the forthcoming iPhone 5S is rumored to feature an improved low-light photography mode, along with an upgraded 12-megapixel camera. Though we'll know nothing for sure until Apple makes the announcement on stage later this year. How do you find the iPhone 5's camera? For further industry news, see: Apple Supplier Increases Workforce Ahead Of Low-Cost iPhone Production, Sony Lifts Its Development License Fee In Bid To Boost PS Mobile Store, and Facebook In Advanced Talks To Purchase GPS Service Waze For Up To $1 Billion.