First official iPhone 6s camera samples give us a preliminary idea of what the phone's capable of
posted by Chris P. / Sep 09, 2015, 2:32 PM
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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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 Sep 09, 2015, 2:40 PM 6
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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 Sep 09, 2015, 3:53 PM 6
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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 Sep 09, 2015, 4:01 PM 1
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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 Sep 09, 2015, 4:26 PM 0
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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 Sep 10, 2015, 1:19 AM 3
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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 Sep 09, 2015, 9:32 PM 0
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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 Sep 15, 2015, 11:58 AM 0
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Now people will stop saying 4K is unnecessary/nobody has a 4K display, etc.
posted on Sep 09, 2015, 2:40 PM 22
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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 Sep 09, 2015, 8:55 PM 1
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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 Sep 09, 2015, 3:23 PM 5
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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 Sep 13, 2015, 7:53 AM 0
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posted on Sep 09, 2015, 2:33 PM 14
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Should be. No official word, though.
posted on Sep 09, 2015, 2:36 PM 6
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