First test of the iPhone 5s camera

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

Cloudy AdurRather to my surprise, I took delivery of an iPhone 5s from 3 yesterday. Why surprise? Well, according to the last e-mail from them, it wasn’t due for another 12 days… Still, I’m certainly not complaining, and it’s a huge improvement on my aging iPhone 4, which is somewhat sluggish under iOS7.

The thing I was most excited about, though, was the camera. So much good new stuff in there, from burst mode to the slowmo video camera, all of which strike me as useful for mobile reporting. I’ve been somewhat busy over the past 48 hours, so I’ve only had a few brief moments to play with it. Fog was rolling over the Adur yesterday, which seemed like a pretty good test of the camera, as it’s challenging light to get right. How did it perform? As you can see from the above image, pretty damn well.

Seemed churlish not to follow-up with a panorama…

Cloudy Adur panoramaClick for the full-size version. (Same applies to the top image)

OK, serious impressed now. I’m going to have a lot of fun with a camera this good in my pocket…

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.