The iPhone 3Gs Gets a Photographic Upgrade

A short time ago, we took some serious camera phones and let them face off photographically. The iPhone came out on top and it looks like its also getting autofocus and auto-white balance, making it even more formidable than before.

A short time ago, we took some serious camera phones and let them face off photographically. The iPhone came out on top and it looks like it's going to be getting even better. At their annual WWDC (World Wide Developer's Conference) Apple announced that the 3.0 megapixel camera on the new iPhones will shoot VGA video at 30 fps with audio. It's also getting autofocus and auto-white balance, making it even more formidable than before. Other new features include macro shooting (minumum focusing distance of 10 cm) and improved low-light performance, which could be a real boon considering how noisy it was before.

Despite the improvements, many are disappointed that the upgrades didn't include a second camera on the front of the device for video conferencing. That was one of the biggest rumors leading up to the announcement and it just never materialized. Oh well, seems like we'll still have to keep carrying our netbooks around if we want to use Skype video chat.