- Resolution of the primary camera/iSight: 8 MPs
- Resolution of secondary camera/FaceTime: 1.2 MPs
- Dimensions: 4.90 x 2.33 x 0.35 inches
- Maximum image size: 2448 x 3264 pixels
- Optical zoom: None
- Display: 4-inch touch screen, resolution 1136 x 640 resolution (HD)
- Battery: Rechargeable Li-Ion
- Weight: 4.65 ounces
- Movie mode: HD 1080 pixels (30 frames per seconds – fps)
The Bottom Line
In comparison with other smartphones, no high-end feature is provided with The Apple iPhone 5c. The resolution as well as the quality of photos are at the average level, compared to that of other smartphone cameras.
The manufacturer of this smartphone provides you with a pretty easy interface to make full use of the camera features. Even some of you who may be more familiar with other kinds of smartphone interface do not find this interface difficult to use.
However, manual control options are not provided in the Apple 5c, which make users a little bit disappointing. This is why you should not expect the iPhone 5c’s camera to give you images that can replace you your standard digital camera. The iPhone 5c’s image quality is not as good as an average point and shoot camera. The images from this smartphones are good enough for being shared on social networks, but not for large prints.
The full HD touch screen is also not supported. This is another weakness of this smartphone in comparison with other smartphones on the market. Certainly, the Apple iPhone 5c is still considered a good smartphone camera, but it is too far to become a great model.
(NOTE: Because some point and shoot cameras are being replaced by smartphone cameras more and more now, on the Cameras site, sometimes reviews of smartphones cameras appear. However, this doesn’t mean all the features, such as calling, texting, apps, or other features. It only focuses on the camera features of a smartphone. Consequently, people give the star rating for a smartphone camera in comparison with digital cameras, not with other smartphones, or smartphone cameras alone).
Touch screen display is not as large as average and, the resolution is lower than average.
Under the low light condition, a bit of noise appears in your photos
The resolution of the Apple iPhone 5c is 8 megapixels, which performs a little bit above average compared to other smartphone cameras. In adequate light conditions, the image quality is good enough for you to share on social networking sites. However, you should not expect to have large, sharp prints with this smartphone’s camera.
The Apple iPhone 5c support an LED in cases when a flash is required. This LED works quite well to help you obtain the light for the nearby area. Without using the LED light, there will be some noise in your low light images.
The aperture lens of the iPhone 5c is f/2.4, which performs pretty well for a lens in a smartphone camera. However, images are not as sharp as I often see with this lens.
The 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera is not a good model, which is just useful for quick snapshots.
The shutter lag of the iPhone 5c is just very little, which helps users take photos very quickly. If you don’t use the LED flash, you don’t have to worry about shot to shot delays. They are just at the minimal level. A quick full resolution continuous shot mode is supported with this smartphone camera, something that is included in almost all smartphone models.
Limited to fully automatic shooting options, you cannot utilize the photography with manual control options. You even cannot make basic changes to the smartphone camera settings, which makes the iPhone 5c similar to nearly all point and shoot cameras in terms of image quality in tough photography situations. The ISO or shutter speed also cannot be adjusted with this smartphone camera.
Certainly, no optical zoom capability is included in iPhone 5c, though this is the most basic function of point and shoot cameras.
However, you are able to make full HD video clips thanks to the good video quality. In terms of video quality, the iPhone 5c, with still image quality, is better than many other smartphone cameras. But because the screen of the 5c is a full HD display screen, when you watch your videos on the smartphone’s screen, it may not look as good as they could. In comparison with most newer smartphones with full HD display resolution, the Iphone 5c is not good in this aspect. The touch screen LCD is a bit small with a 4 inches screen only. The still images recorded in videos are nice.
Like almost other product of Apple, the interface of the iPhone 5c is easy to use. This is easy, even for those who are not familiar with the iPhone’s operation. You just pick it up and use it successfully almost right away.
The buttons and icons on the interface, both in shooting mode and Playback mode is kept at the basic level. That’s why you find it very easy to use this smartphone camera. The on-screen icons are also not difficult to understand.
One interesting feature of iPhone 5c is fun photography features. There are eight filters to your photographs and the special effects are easy to be applied on photos. The panoramic feature is also a great thing for this model, in which you can produce great images even you are a beginer on photograph practice.