Apple iPhone 6 camera: see the first samples


The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are here! Good news is that camera has been improved hugely with phase-detection (Apple calls this Focus Pixels) auto-focus that is much faster, but Apple has not changed the 8-megapixel resolution that allows the company to use fairly large, 1.5µ pixels. 

This is something that Apple has explicitly said that it thinks affects image quality hugely, and while others have jumped in to 13-megapixel cameras, most have sacrificed pixel size to just 1.1µ. Apple is obviously not taking this route. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus both have new sensors (no word on sensor size just yet), and aperture of the main iSight camera is set at ƒ/2.2.

You now have panoramas with even larger quality - you can now capture panoramas of up to 43 megapixels.

In terms of video, the iPhone 6 camera can capture up to 1080p at either 30fps or 60fps, and its slow-motion capabilities now include a whopping 240fps at 720p. The 4.7" iPhone 6 is graced with digital image stabilization, while the larger, 5.5" iPhone 6 Plus gets optical image stabilization.

The front-facing FaceTime HD camera has got a new sensor and a larger ƒ/2.2 aperture that allows for 80% more light to pass through.


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61 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Wow Apple dropped the ball big time.

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

What a disappointment. I think the Sony Xperia Z3 pound for pound is just a WAY better phone than the iPhone 6 & 6 Plus!

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I thought the Z3 was a flop.. Nope!

11. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

The iPhone 6 & 6 Plus are looking like ROYAL flops... Right?

20. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Three years ago Nokia dropped the giant 41 MPxil. Loool

37. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

nokia seriously paid attention to the camera instead of this iSight, uSight, blindSight and then noSight

19. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

R u a samsung and apple fan????? Z3 is best in class...no questions

33. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Why ? Someone has to be a 'fan' to appreciate any product ? Z3 is a sorry excuse for a flagship phone. Hardly any improvements over its predecessor

39. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Then what about galaxy alpha? 720p pentile display. lol. I saw a lot of people troll on z3 article about not having QHD display, can you tell me why didn't they put QHD display on their flagship phone, forget QHD why didn't they put FHD display on alpha ( htc done it with their one m7 right (in 2013), so why didn't they ? I read that samsung QHD amoled display is as efficient as FHD display, Sooooooo what's samsung's excuse. Samsung make fun of apple fan, calling them "wall huggers" then what about galaxy alpha's battery life - http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_alpha-review-1118p3.php. I guess even with their super efficient amoled display and 20nm manufactured efficient processor can't save galaxy alpha. So tell me what's Samsung excuse ?

42. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sony fanboy mad that Z3 is a fail phone. February is right around the corner!

58. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Honestly I don't expect you to say that... I think you have just put yourself into shame with that statement.

43. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

their is no excuse bcoz galaxy alpha is not their flagship... not at all... flagships are S series and Note series... just look at Note 4, can you tell me is there any other phone so hugely specd? as far as I know, all other flagships from other oems have something less than Note 4.... in my view, samsung has done an experiment with an alpha or they launch low specd iphone competitor to highlight how lowly specd iphone is

50. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

So, a phone costs as much as €565 isn't a flagship phone? I would like to hear your definition of a flagship phone ( seriously asking not trolling).

52. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

this is what I am telling you, alpha seems like trolling on apple bcoz iphone is overly priced mid range phone, there is no excuse for it.... same, alpha is also overly priced mid range phone, no excuse for it... even screen is 4.6inch which is not samsung's way of 2014's flagship... No sd card expension which is again clearly not a samsung's way, instead iphone's way... and for your apetite of definition, there is no set definition bcoz apple has a mid range as flagship but still in common terms "the flagship device is the one which is fitted with the best components a manufacturer can offer".... which clearly alpha is not

56. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL.....the answer is simple Alpha isn't their flagship phone. GS5 and Note 4 are. So if you want to buy a phone QHD display with Samsung you can by buying Note 4 but you can't with Sony.Alpha was released to directly compete with iPhone that's similar battery size, best SoC and similar display.That battery stats you posted, it is still on par with iPhone 5s and better then any android phone with only 1800 mah.

28. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Im done with Sony, Quality my ass.. the ring around the powerbutton fell off the other day and as i could easily see it was glued on.. i searched this problem on the web and found out alot of people had the same issue aswell as the speaker grill.. and the phone oinst even a year old yet..

31. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Apple has the best support hands down, but from what I've experienced and seen, Sony is terrible.

32. Busyboy unregistered

Yeah, Sonys support is non existent. Ill be switching to the galaxy s6 if it gets SD810

41. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

not really, I dont agree with you... I had an experience with apple's support in which they made me a tennis ball... their support was telling me to contact the carrier and carrier was telling me to contact apple's service center when my iphone 4 had a problem with freaking home button

44. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Home button = hardware = Apple. I thought that was pretty self explanatory, no? Apple Store?

46. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

there is but they were reluctant to back it up, instead their excuse was that those phones taken on contract from a carrier should be fixed by the carrier... I got annoyed from both and simply got it fixed from a phone repair shop

57. kurtdean99

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Shut up samsung fanboy. You're annoying. Sony already update the Sony Xperia Z, ZR, ZL and tablet to android 4.4

59. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

What sony phone you were using ?

60. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Z1, found out my friends ring also fell of.. he uses the z2 = 2,5 months old..

40. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

and they are using SONY'S EXMOR OIS lense.

45. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Shhhhh! plz dont tell the truth, apple baby will cry... it is an iSight sensor and iSight OIS lense

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Samsung's 16MP ISOCELL, OIS camera kills this!

12. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

How exactly does it "kill" it? I'm curious. It certainly isn't because it's 16MP. Apple actually made the right choice here. the bigger the photo site size, the better.

16. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

ISOCELL & OIS! READ that those are! lol

27. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

these are obviously professional pictures not taken by apple.

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