AP­PLE IPHONE 5S

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The iPhone 5s is essen­tially a point-and-shoot ex­pe­ri­ence, with no man­ual set­tings un­der the hood for you to tinker with. Luck­ily for its users, the 5s’ au­to­matic choices are gen­er­ally smart, the AF is usu­ally spot-on and it can rec­og­nize faces most of the time. If you tap to fo­cus but don’t shoot, the cam­era will clev­erly go back to multi-area AF af­ter a few mo­ments.

Shot-to-shot re­sponse is quick, and you can now hold down on the shut­ter re­lease icon to shoot in bursts. That’s both a bless­ing and a curse; you can ac­ci­den­tally shoot bursts of im­ages with­out mean­ing to, but it’s a good thing that the 5s presents you with the one shot it thinks turns out best (while sav­ing the rest in the back­ground).

There’s no ded­i­cated shut­ter re­lease but­ton, but once the cam­era app is ac­tive the vol­ume but­tons dou­ble as shut­ter re­leases. The iPhone 5s’ dis­play’s col­ors are es­pe­cially rich and nat­u­ral-look­ing, that’s be­cause it runs the full sRGB gamut which gives you fuller and more ac­cu­rate col­ors. The iPhone 5s is the small­est phone in the lot, its size does make it eas­ier to hold and use one­handed, but the smaller screen makes for a more cramped viewfinder.

“THE IPHONE 5S IS A POINTAND-SHOOT EX­PE­RI­ENCE, WITH NO MAN­UAL SET­TINGS.”

The vol­ume but­tons dou­ble as shut­ter re­lease but­tons when the cam­era app is ac­tive.

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