First camera samples from the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

First camera samples from the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
Never one to disappoint, the iPhone has always been a strong contender when it comes to taking photos. Time after time, even when its own camera has been outclassed in the megapixel department by its competitors, the iPhone somehow manages to finish near or close to the top.

With this year’s brand new iPhone, the 6 and 6 Plus, they both feature an 8-megapixel iSight camera – one that features a five-element f/2.2 aperture lens, BSI, and a true tone dual-LED flash. However, it should be noted that the iPhone 6 Plus benefits over the standard iPhone 6 for having optical image stabilization.

Seeing that we have the two smartphones in our possession, we thought it would be a good idea to take a few samples with the two handsets and see what kind of photos they’re actually able to muster up. Considering that its predecessors have been known to take some astounding looking photos, we’re hoping to witness the same results with this batch!

So without going into all of the details, you can check out for yourself if the new camera in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are worth using for all of those precious moments. What do you think about it so far?

Related phones

iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

Wow!!! Great pictures

22. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Imagine them with f/2.0. And f/1.8 ... :3

29. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

details is not there........even my nexus 5 take good pictures.

36. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

even your nexus 5 take good pictures? I'm sure many phones take "good" pictures. If you were intending to say "better", I'd have laughed at you, having owned the Nexus 5.

73. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

It's hard to say. I can get some fantastic shots out of the Nexus 5 with HDR mode on.

82. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Good word for my nexus, BUT better word for did u get it...what I mean.

83. jlbrazil

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

I think even an iPhone 4S takes better pictures than your Nexus 5. lol

85. avatar_akira

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

I think may be in your dreams LOL......

91. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Once you update the camera software, the Nexus 5 is quite good, as many independent tests have shown.

95. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

Lol... Nexus 5 takes crappy pictures. My old S2 used to take better pictures.

115. alias3800

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 09, 2014


70. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

you need glasses

2. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Off topic:"some astounding looking photos" (astounding) that's a typo I think PA fix it!

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

No they always pick and choose which images to show for the iPhone where as other phones they take pictures with in the convention center with all sorts of weird lighting. The camera comparison will show otherwise since these pictures are no different than the 5s camera ones in quality. Once again they'll lose out on resolution and match the competition in colors and what not at best.

111. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

apart from resolution no phone except 1020 and 808 can take more consistent shots in varied light conditions .

43. gregoryyy3 unregistered

Watch out for the grammar police...

66. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Hey!!!..... understand first buddy ! I was talking about the typo :"astounding" that should look like this " outstanding " ........In the end they give the same meaning.

3. Saioofi

Posts: 347; Member since: May 23, 2014

Damn! I never thought an 8MP camera could take such beautiful pictures

15. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I'm just glad they didn't go the g3 route and have overly noisy photos.

20. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 970; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Megapixels is a small part of the equation

48. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

here is a comparison between S5 against 6 & 6+: the S5 have beat both phones in: -video departement -low light -picture with flash -pictures have more details than 6 and 6+ -sound while 6 and 6+ beat S5 only in front face camera

50. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Saying the s5 has better lowlight shots discredits that review immediately. It's a great camera but the night photos are worse than a nexus 5

55. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

maybe in pictures but in videos its another story. he didn't take photos in low light but the videos taking in low light shows a significant superiority of the S5. even months ago when S5 was compared with 5S. the GS5 always performs better in taking videos especially in low light.

112. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

lol s5 has lousy low light capability .

93. engineer-1701d unregistered

yeah my galaxy s3 does the same with 8mp camera aswell

4. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

very nice pictures

5. GuitarPlayer

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

"iPhone somehow manages to finish near or close to the top." Well i don't think so, even without Lumia 1020 and other cameras phones in the competition, iphone 5s wasn't in the top, especially when you see the photos in full screen on a desktop . Let's Be honest

31. datguyglad

Posts: 98; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Totally agree, a lot of these reviewers rave so much about the iPhone pictures and how great they are, but in actuality they can't match the quality of photo's from other competitors out there. So yes reviewers "Let's be honest.!!" compare these pictures to those from the S5 and you'll be able to see the difference.!

6. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

PA photo viewer...we meet again.

7. Damo579

Posts: 266; Member since: May 18, 2013

They are pretty good. Looking forward to low light pics and also against other phones.

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