The iPhone, in fact, smartphones in general practically eliminated the need for a point-and-click camera (point-and-shot). The acceptable resolution and extreme practicality were enough for thousands of people to abandon compact digital cameras.
Lisa Bettany, photographer and co-developer of Camera +, tested each iPhone's camera in different situations. The result? You must imagine
Comparison of macro photos.
Comparison of macro photos in low light.
<img class = "aligncenter size-large wp-image-238697″ title=”Comparison – iPhones Cameras” src=”https://.uol.br/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/28-comparacao-iphones-4-600×600.jpg” alt=”Comparison – iPhones Cameras” width=”600″ height=”600″ />
John Gruber, from Daring Fireball, also made a comparison to prove his theory: photos taken in low light with the iPhone 5 are much better when the native application Camera is used. Photos taken with third-party apps, such as Camera +, for example, are not (yet?) As good in low light.
Developer Jim Rhoades researched and found the answer: Apple has made available three new properties that take advantage of the new feature (better images in low light) for now, they have not yet been documented in AVCaptureDevice Class Reference:
lowLightBoostSupported lowLightBoostEnabled automaticallyEnablesLowLightBoostWhenAvailable
Still according to Rhoades, the optional feature, since in contrast the images are more noisy. That is, it is up to the developer to make the decision to include or not this capability in their app.