iPhone 6 Said to Feature Sony's 13-Megapixel Exmor IMX220 Camera Sensor - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories | Richard Padilla
Apple's iPhone 6 could feature Sony's Exmor IMX220 camera sensor, according to a post on Chinese Sony enthusiast forum Digi-Wo. The Exmor IMX220 features a 13-megapixel, ½.3'' sensor and can record videos in 1080p. The sensor would also be a sizable improvement over the camera currently in the iPhone 5s, which uses an 8-megapixel, 1/3.2'' sensor.
The iPhone 5s eight megapixel camera is still one of the best I've used on a mobile phone. This new Sony 13 megapixel camera sensor will be an improvement but the most important factor when it comes to the great iPhone camera is Apples software optimization and camera app. Apple is always doing some real “magic” with the iPhone camera.
I'm not sure we will see optical image stabilization on the iPhone 6 (Air) this time either because Apple seems to prefer digital stabilization instead so that they can make the phone as thin as possible and also leave space for other stuff inside the iPhone.