1. Camera Access From the Lock Screen

Double-tapping the home key now brings up a camera icon on the slide bar. Hit it and you’re straight into the Camera app.

 15+ Improvements iOS 5 Brings to Your iPhone 4 Camera

2. Use the Volume-Up Button to Take a Photo

You can now use the volume-up button to take a photo. This is a lot more intuitive than hitting the on-screen icon in certain positions.

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3. Use a Headset for Remote Shutter Release

The volume-up button to take a photo also works with -certified headsets, giving you a remote shutter release option.

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4. Swipe Photo Browsing

You can now browse through your saved photos by swiping left and right, an improvement on the old arrow keys.

 15+ Improvements iOS 5 Brings to Your iPhone 4 Camera

5. Create Albums

Arguably overdue, there’s the ability to create albums within the Photos app, rather than lumping all your pics and videos into the Camera Roll to sync and sort out later.

 15+ Improvements iOS 5 Brings to Your iPhone 4 Camera

7. Pinch to Zoom

You can now pinch to zoom in (as well as use the old on-screen zoom bar).

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8. Lock Exposure and Focus

Pressing and holding your finger on the ’s screen lets you “lock” the auto focus and exposure balance on a particular area of the image. Besides creative uses, this is particularly handy for portraits.

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8. New Options Menu

You’ll see a new “Options” button when you’re in the Camera app. This is where you’ll find the HDR (High Dynamic Range) option as well as where to turn on the new “Grid” display.

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9. Grid View

The grid view will help with composition, whether that’s to ensure your image is level, or play by the rule-of-thirds guideline.

 15+ Improvements iOS 5 Brings to Your iPhone 4 Camera

10. Better Switching Between the Camera and Photos App

There’s improved switching between the Camera and Photos app. In addition to a blue icon to return to the camera, you can now swipe left to see a pic you’ve just snapped, then swipe right to return to shooting.

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11. In-Camera Editing

brings in-camera editing to the iPhone. The options are limited, but they are an improvement on none.

 15+ Improvements iOS 5 Brings to Your iPhone 4 Camera

12. In-Camera Editing: Rotate

It’s a simple tool, but useful. One of the new edit options gives you the ability to rotate images in 90-degree increments.

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13. In-Camera Editing: Auto-Enhance

The “Auto-Enhance” option will improve most photos by applying a kind of “auto-levels” edit to the image.

 15+ Improvements iOS 5 Brings to Your iPhone 4 Camera

14. In-Camera Editing: Red-Eye

Getting rid of red-eye is now a simple tap-to-fix operation.

 15+ Improvements iOS 5 Brings to Your iPhone 4 Camera

15. In-Camera Editing: Crop

The crop option lets you chop down your pics before you post or share them. It also lets you rotate more subtly than the 90-degree option in the rotate tool.

 15+ Improvements iOS 5 Brings to Your iPhone 4 Camera

16. In-Camera Editing: Crop Options

In addition to freestyle crops, the Photos app offers various different ratios.

 15+ Improvements iOS 5 Brings to Your iPhone 4 Camera

17. More Sharing Options

Finally, Apple has upped the sharing options in the Photos app, including the “Tweet” ability — part of iOS 5′s deeper Twitter integration.

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