Game-changer: Photos that show off new iPhone 5s camera sensor

iPhone 5s may look the same, but the camera is new

Since 2011, Apple's iPhone is the most widely-used camera on earth. That's mostly due to the fact that the iPhone is so easy to use, but it's also because it takes remarkably good photos for a point-and-shoot camera. 
While the iPhone 5s camera still features an 8 megapixel image sensor, it makes a number of important improvements to the camera sensor. It increases the size of the sensor by 15%. It improves its aperture from ƒ/2.4 to ƒ/2.2. The sensor increases light sensitivity by 33%. And, it includes a new two-tone flash that adjusts automatically to light conditions.
In the weeks after the iPhone 5s was first released, I had several personal and business trips that gave me the opportunity to try out the new camera. Here are my photos from Hilton Head, South Carolina to Savannah, Georgia to Louisville, Kentucky to Los Angeles, San Jose, and San Francisco, California.
Also check out this TechRepublic gallery: Cracking Open the iPhone 5s

Image: Jason Hiner

By Jason Hiner

Jason Hiner is Editorial Director of CNET and former Editor in Chief of TechRepublic. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.