iPhone 5 camera updated to feature sapphire crystal construction, better low light handling, and FaceTime HD

Apple's shown off the new camera that'll be a part of the iPhone 5 from their live event in San Francisco. While the iPhone 4S already contains an amazing camera, the iPhone 5 will add sapphire crystal construction, better handling in low light environments, and HD FaceTime support.

Along with better handling in low light will come features such as precision lens alignment. The camera will remain at the 8 MP we currently have in the iPhone 4S along with the five-element lens construction and f/2.4 aperture. All of this will be bundled with better image handling and a thinner package for an all around better quality image.

FaceTime will also add HD support for a much better experience especially at the new LTE and Wi-Fi speeds

We'll update with more on official specs as soon as they're available.

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