Side By Side Photos Show iPhone Camera Improvement Over Time

The guys at Camera+ present a new photo comparisons from all iPhone version cameras ( First generation iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S, and the new iPhone 5 – and shot with Camera+ app ) in three situations showing both the original photo and a detailed view (zoomed to 100%) of each photo

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About two years ago, we showed you the first side-by-side photo comparison and iPhone’s camera improvement over time. At the time the photos took us through a journey from the original iPhone all the way through the iPhone 4S. Today we’re taking it one step forward and we add the iPhone 5 to the mix…

The guys at Camera+ present a new photo comparisons from all iPhone version cameras ( First generation iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S, and the new iPhone 5 – and shot with Camera+ app ) in three situations showing both the original photo and a detailed view (zoomed to 100%) of each photo:

  1. A well lit macro setting to test detail and quality of the cameras
  2. A skyline shot to test sharpness and saturation
  3. A candle lit low light macro photo to test noise.

It’s clear from the detail shots that the iPhone 5 produces sharper photos with more accurate white balance, contrast, and saturation.

Macro comparison

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Original iPhone
Original iPhone
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S
iPhone 4S
iPhone 5
iPhone 5

Skyline comparison

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Original iPhone
Original iPhone
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S
iPhone 4S
iPhone 5
iPhone 5

Low light macro comparison

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Original iPhone
Original iPhone
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S
iPhone 4S
iPhone 5
iPhone 5

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