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First official iPhone 6s camera samples give us a preliminary idea of what the phone's capable of

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First official iPhone 6s camera samples give us a preliminary idea of what the phone's capable of
One of the biggest improvements Apple fans will find in the just announced iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are superior main cameras. We start off with an 50% bump in resolution — from 8-megapixels to 12-megapixels — supposedly without any sacrifices in image clarity. Like before, the smaller, 4.7-inch iPhone 6s comes without optical stabilization, while the iPhone 6s Plus features one (and now it works for video). 4K UHD video capture will also be made available, along with humongous, (up to) 63-megapixel panaoramic photos.

Obviously, it'll be a while longer until we can get our hands on full-sized photo samples shot by us, but until then we can use what Apple made available on its own official Photo Gallery page for the new iPhones. Keep in mind that due to bandwidth concerns, Apple has re-sized the photos so that they load faster in your browser, so don't jump to any conclusions just yet — the real thing will offer much higher resolution.

Without further ado, here are the first official iPhone 6s camera samples:

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posted on 09 Sep 2015, 14:33 5

1. Shocky (unregistered)


From Apple?

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 14:40 6

6. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I hope it beats the kings, the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, & the Galaxy Note 5.

I would hate for it to be obsolete from the get go.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 14:40 22

7. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2202; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Now people will stop saying 4K is unnecessary/nobody has a 4K display, etc.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 14:42 13

11. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13490; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Its not. There is no way a 12MP camera is going to stand up to a 16MP camera with 1.9 Aperture, even if that 12MP camera has a 1.9 aperture.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 15:01 8

23. bucky (Posts: 3031; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


No, no. It's still utterly useless. We don't have the internet support nor the content availability. You can't even get true 1080p content completely from your tv provider.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 15:23 4

31. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2202; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


...Except him.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 15:23 5

32. rd_nest (Posts: 1652; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Same sensor size, more pixels.
Only advantage Apple had previously was bigger pixel size - 1.5um
Now that is also gone, now it;s only 1.22um, almost same as Samsung/LG etc.,
Same aperture.
With smaller sensor and narrow aperture, I don't think they can do any good compared to other cameras.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 15:53 6

37. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 806; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Megapixels are only a small part of the equation. F/1.9 is awesome for low light and depth of field, but how the image is processed between light hitting the sensor and it being stored on memory has a big impact on that final, heavily compressed JPEG. Image processing affects the image in many ways. Having RAW support eliminates that automated image processing, allowing the user to alter the image how they see fit. Samsung is still going to be on top due to RAW support.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 16:01 1

38. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 984; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


images are pretty good, apple in known for utilizing old tech at optimum level. Kudos to apple for their software. These photos are surely taken by professionals. Will wait to see real life comparisons.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 16:26

41. Penny (Posts: 1665; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


There's also the fact that some Android phones now have support for RAW. So even if the processing for the iPhone is superior, that can be countered by those who are so inclined.

However, by going with a lower resolution, they do maintain slightly larger pixels on the sensor. Not by a large margin as it seems they're still using a standard smartphone sensor size.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 20:16 1

46. serge327 (Posts: 73; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


while apple bring 4K display on iPhone, Apple fans will say 4k is not useless...

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 20:55 1

47. dazed1 (Posts: 515; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


You have no clue like many noobs.

1. Even on 1080p screen 4K video will be downscaled and LOOK better.

2. Youtube 4K videos, upload in much higher bit rate (quality) then 1080p, and offering like full 1080p quality on your 1080p screen, instead of 1080p uploads which looks like 720p or even worse, also the sound is much better in 4K 320 vs 192kbps AAC.

3. Educate your self.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 21:32

48. rantao333 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 May 2013)


im using galaxy s6, iphone still give me better better experience when taking photo, 4 out of 10 times, the galaxy 6 can take a more superior photo than my iphone 5s ,but the rest is unusable or not perfect.

im not saying 5s is better than s6 in picture quality, but i prefer to use my 5s rather than galaxy s6, the ultra fast focus and open camera apps only last 2 month, now it starting to slow down. dont know why

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 21:36

49. ibend (Posts: 6420; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


and.....maybe Z5 family

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 21:38 1

50. ibend (Posts: 6420; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


not until iPhone 10plus

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 21:39 1

51. ibend (Posts: 6420; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


now they can only rely on post processing (and maybe better lenses)
and RAW support

posted on 10 Sep 2015, 01:19 3

52. Subie (Posts: 1299; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


TechieXP1969 your post clearly shows you have no understanding of how a quality camera works. A high megapixel count does not necesarrily make for a better quality picture. Nor does a larger aperture. Do you even know what these are. I suggest that you do more research on camera tech before you make such statements!

posted on 10 Sep 2015, 02:47

54. Trex95 (Posts: 1067; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


iPhone 6 plus beats Note 5 camera already with 8MP I saw the camera comparison on YouTube even the 1.2 MP ffc of iPhone 6 plus better than Note 5 and S6 5 MP ffc.

posted on 10 Sep 2015, 06:15 2

55. dazed1 (Posts: 515; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


AHAHAHAAHAH

posted on 10 Sep 2015, 11:21

56. ogee4life (Posts: 105; Member since: 12 Apr 2014)


Spot on

posted on 10 Sep 2015, 13:59

58. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


Sadly youre right.

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 12:28

62. YourKnowledge (Posts: 60; Member since: 17 Aug 2015)


What are you? 5 years old? What you said has nothing to do with the quality of a picture. Megapixels (MP) has to do with the size of the picture not quality.

posted on 13 Sep 2015, 07:53

63. epdm2be (Posts: 607; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


These are all scaled down photos. :-(

You can make most photos good by scaling them down. Even photos with a slight motion blur can be improved with this. The trick is to scale down at 50% horizontal + 50% vertical which gives the best anti-aliasing. Unfortunately you also get a 4x reduction in megapixels. Knowing that the minimum required for a 6"x4" photoprint is 2,1MP. HQ-prints are 300dpi at the photostand so you'll get: (4"x300dpi)x(6"x300dpi)=1800x1200=2.16MPixles. In essence that means the absolute minimum useful camera to produce the best quality 2MP photos needs to produces 8MP photos. 16MP produces the best scaled down 4MP photos. 4MP equals to a full A4 print at 300dpi at a professional photoprint-service.

Ofcourse for facebook/twitter/etc... this doesn't matter at all.
In photoshop or similar 50% reduction + a slight sharpening filter will get similar results as what a Nokia 808Pureview does in real-time.

That dog is cool though :-)

posted on 15 Sep 2015, 11:58

64. WGACA (Posts: 62; Member since: 08 May 2015)


Are you crazy man? Don't know what video you've been watching, but no chance in hell the 6 Plus beats the Note 5. You're probably just one of those fanboys who refuse to acknowledge the cold hard fact that iPhones no longer have the better camera, if they ever were better.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 14:33 14

2. Busyboy (Posts: 623; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Sony sensors?

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 14:36 6

3. Chris.P (Posts: 567; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


Should be. No official word, though.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 14:38 2

5. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Does that matter. Those are custom fabs that Apple designs and Sony makes them.

Saying these sensors are Sony sensors is like saying A9 is a Samsung chip. Its not.

The same is with the IMX 240 used in s6 in note 4. Those are not the usual IMX 240 that others can buy. Those are actually Sony fabbed s5k2p2 sensors which are designed by Samsung. That's why nobody else is using IMX240. BEcause they can't. The actual IMX240 is a 4:3 sensor which doesn't have PDAF.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 14:41 11

9. Busyboy (Posts: 623; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Apple and Samsung pay Sony for sensors, therefore they technically use Sony sensors.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 14:44

13. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13490; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


How/where did you get this info? I'd like to see that.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 14:47 9

15. Busyboy (Posts: 623; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


http://www.wsj.com/article_email/how-sony-makes-money-off-apples-iphone-1430274602-lMyQjAxMTE1NDIwODUyMTg4Wj

I'd like to hear a rebuttle please.

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