Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, discusses the camera features on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus on Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.
Marcio Jose Sanchez—AP
By Victor Luckerson
September 9, 2014

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will boast even more advanced cameras than Apple’s previous phones.

The new phones will have an eight megapixel camera, 1.5 micron pixels and a f/2.2 aperture. A new feature called Focus Pixels will automatically determine the direction of the phone’s focus and the distance to move the lens, leading to sharper images. Apple says the phones will be better at detecting faces than previous models, and the more advanced iPhone 6 Plus will boast optical image stabilization, which compensates for pictures taken with shaky hands.

In terms of video capability, the new camera will be able to shoot videos in 1080p at 30 frames per second and 60 frames per second. The camera will also expand on the iPhone 5s’s slow-motion capability by allowing users to film at 240 frames per second rather than just 120.

The front-facing camera for FaceTime has also been overhauled, with a new aperture that allows in 80% more light. The camera will also feature a burst mode that will take 10 photos in a single second and let the user pick the one that looks the best (the one with no blinking eyes, for instance). Apple marketing head Phil Schiller said the feature would be perfect for “burst selfies.”

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