The iPhone 5s features an 8MP camera which is by no means shabby. In fact many consider Apple’s iPhones to sport pretty decent cameras. However previous rumors have suggested that for the iPhone 6, Apple might not be increasing the megapixel count, choosing instead to give it a wider aperture and optical image stabilization. However according to a recent rumor, word has it that the iPhone 6 could pack a 13MP sensor using Sony’s new Exmor sensor.
Apple has long used Sony’s Exmor sensor technology with their iPhones. For example the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5 used the Exmor IMX145 unit, while the iPhone 5s used a newer model, but with the iPhone 6, Apple is said to turn to Sony’s Exmor IMX220 which boasts a 13MP and 1/2.3-inch sensor.
The sensor will allow for 1080p videos and is also said to be making an appearance in the rumored Sony Xperia Z3. The source, Digi-Wo, has not really reported on Apple rumors in the past, but it should be pointed out that they have been fairly accurate with Sony-related rumors, so perhaps there might be some truth to their claims.
In any case we expect that the camera on the iPhone 6 will be an area that Apple plans to emphasize on, so whether it will end up being an 8MP f/2.0 camera with OIS or a new 13MP Sony Exmor sensor, we guess we will just have to wait and see. In the meantime what do you guys prefer? Would you prefer a larger megapixel, or have Apple maintain the megapixel count but include features like OIS instead?