The iPhone 6's Camera May Ditch Optical Image Stabilisation

By Tom Pritchard on at

Apple's iPhone 6 might end up mixing things up a bit in the camera department, with some new features that are different from what we're used to. One such change will apparently see Apple replacing optical image stabilisation (OIS) with electronic image stabilisation.

These rumours come from a Chinese analyst Sun Chang Xu, who posted them on Chinese microblogging site Weibo.

In addition to ditching OIS, Xu suggests that the iPhone 6's camera will feature larger, 1.75um sized, pixels. For comparison, pixels on iPhone 5S's camera are only 1.5um. As you probably know bigger pixels means more light can be drawn in, resulting in better quality images.

If these rumours are true, by ditching OIS in their cameras Apple will be able to give their devices slimmer, non-protruding, cameras -- something that supposed leaked images are lacking. Having a slimmer camera likely means that the phone itself is much slimmer than the the 5S (iPhone Air anybody?), which could give Apple a small boost in the marketing department. [Mac Rumours]