Disable one feature to improve low-light pictures taken on the Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
posted by Alan F. / Sep 28, 2015, 5:36 PM
It all has to do with the Live Photo feature on the new iPhone models. Live Photo shows you a quick three-second video of a picture you just snapped if you employ 3D Touch on the screen. The video shows 1.5-seconds before the picture was snapped, and the subsequent 1.5 seconds. Yes, it's adorable to see that picture of your kid come to life. But for Live Photo to work, it needs to be constantly filming video at 12fps. Because of this, when you snap a picture, the Live Photo feature commits the camera to continue to video the scene. Thus, the amount of light captured for the actual still photo is less than would be captured in a normal picture.
By disabling Live Photo in the top bar of your camera app, you can snap better pictures in low-light conditions. Under normal lighting conditions, there is not much of a difference, which is why you might have to make a tough decision about what to do. Another thing to consider is that the output of images from Live Camera takes up more storage than regular photos do. If you own a 16GB version of the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, you might want to disable the feature for this reason alone.
- Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 1715 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
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Nice trick. Any news on the iPhone 6S review?
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 5:38 PM 2
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I see no difference between those two photos, they look the same in terms of light conditions and outcome
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 6:11 PM 10
Who would want to disable the innovative Live Photos feature?
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 5:39 PM 1
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Ok, I am now going to do what Apple users normally say when we say turn of a Samsung thing to make thing better, if you need to turn it off to get things good, then it's doa from the get go and so on, hm Apple getting more like Samsung by the day Then in saying that Samsung now as way better looking phones before and after a new iPhone comes out, I never was thinking that was going to happen
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 5:56 PM 2
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Please also note Apple speed of there new iPhones is down to hd as they got there own new format and they not using Emma, but something that like as fast as ufs, but uses ther MacBook controller, no joke, I.e. Al, the new speed is not down to CPU and also why reviews was saying transfer speeds was faster on files
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 6:17 PM 0
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Just shoot a timelapse video when you are with your child. Pause the vid, screenshot --> Live photo?
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 6:54 PM 1
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This site looks more like iphonearena everyday
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 5:41 PM 5
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Apple sells 13million iPhones in two days in just what 8 countries? You expect them to spam the site with what, seriously? Galaxy S6 that sells that much in two months? I am not saying they shouldn't post anything non Apple. All I am saying is narrow minded people like you can not comprehend that tech sites post what's usually hot. And anything Apple (good or bad) is always hot. There are plenty of Android sites that hate and spit on anything Apple which you can enjoy. The most sold phone for last 7 years is iPhone, and not by small margin but by huge margin. More people will want and care for Apple news in general tech sites. So ye.
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 5:53 PM 3
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So by your logic if Apple sells 26million next year, number of articles should also double? I am assuming linear progression for sake of my senses, I can't even imagine what would happen if it's a quadratic or parabolic relation.
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 6:12 PM 6
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I love apple but I think if the tech site continues to spare Apple when ever they go wrong we consumers (iOS lovers) will continue to pay for tiny improvements yearly. For the price they are asking I think an s6 camera quality is deserved by we that spend money to buy the phone. Most reviews I've seen on YouTube so far against the current Samsung devices clearly shows Apple is taking we the consumers for granted. A new phone can't beat a 6 month old one in photography. I watched a speed test also and the s6 was in most cases faster not that a millisecond speed difference matters that much but we deserve the greatest each year we spend our hard end money.
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 6:13 PM 0
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IPhone 5s to 6s perform largely the same. That applies to Windows Phone too. IOS is light weight minors level stuff, anything can run it well. With Android things will only get better once the hardware and software methods imorove. Android OEMs got the teething and growing pains out of the way fast. IOS is just starting to receive theirs the more features they add.
posted on Sep 28, 2015, 7:47 PM 0
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I agree. Tech sites are flattering iPhones year after year for their small improvements. Prices kept high. Still mono sound recording (its just horrible for a 2015 phone) and other small nitpicks. If everyone would universally agree that the improvements are worthless and the phone (especially UI) hasn't changed in millenias *cough* *cough* the word would spread quickly and Apple would be f'ed. I hope this day comes.
posted on Sep 29, 2015, 1:44 AM 0
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