Ready to tout the new features of its iPhone 5, Apple just posted a page on its website dedicated to showing off what type of photos the iPhone 5′s 8-megapixel camera can take. During the event, Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller explained that the 8-megapixel iSight camera was “enhanced” thanks to a new “sapphire crystal lens covering.” Schiller added that the new camera can take photos up to 40 percent faster and is 25 percent smaller to compensate for the iPhone 5′s smaller body. In the gallery below, you will find the first shots from the iPhone 5. They definitely look good, but I am not too sure there is much of an improvement from the iPhone 4S’ camera. I will let you be the judge, however: [Apple via Gizmodo]

Assumedly, Apple did not take the Nokia approach and left these photos unprocessed.