The iPhone 6s vs Nikon D750: 4K video beating the pants off a DSLR

The iPhone 6s vs Nikon D750: 4K video beating the pants off a DSLR
The iPhone 6s ushered Apple into the world of 4K video recording that Android handsets have been inhabiting for a while now, and, as usually happens when Apple considers a technology mature enough to offer it on its handsets, the 4K video shot with the new iPhones is polished and well-done.

Don't believe us? Check out the video below, where the 4K footage from the iPhone 6s gets compared to the best footage produced by a Nikon D750 digital SLR camera. The iPhone 6s, claims Lee Morris from Fstoppers, shoots with way better detail, livelier colors and a more pleasant contrast setting, compared to the DSLR. 

Granted, the imaging processor inside the iPhone are leaps and bounds above the processing power in the DSLR, and the iPhone's 4K optimization has likely been a year in the making, but it's reassuring to know that in broad daylight the phone in your pocket can shoot as good a video as some DSLRs, and then some. As a bonus, we are throwing in a bikini shoot that Lee Morris did with the iPhone 6s, just to prove what a phone is capable of in the hands of a skilled photographer.


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iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A9 APL0898, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1715 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x

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66 Comments

64. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Nikon isn't know for its video in the first place Plus your comparing 4k vs 1080p. How about comparing is to the Panasonic lx100. It cost the same as the iPhone and can shoot 4k natively like the iPhone. Also it shoots @ 12mp. That would be a good comparison!

63. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Advertorial.

62. enzotarece

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Lol phonearea u getting from bad to worst they need to fire the idiot who post this comparison and put this article up misleading readers

59. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

wait.. what?? D750 cant even take 4k vids, and DSLR isnt supposed to record a video o.O next time lets take blind camera test, lol at least this guy get something nice from apple :v

58. afzalzainal

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

D750 4k??? What!!! Lol....

53. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

the only good thing in this article is the hot girl.

51. DialtoneHumm

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I can do a comparison too, I bet you my steel mallet is more powerful than the 6s.

50. aegislash

Posts: 1541; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Wait a minute.... I own a Nikon D750 and am 100% sure it doesn't do 4K recording, so how is this even a valid comparison?

49. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Lol the iphone 6s bikini shoot. Click bate if ever I've seen it.

46. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

How about comparing 4k video with an 4k video camera and comparing stills with the DLSR? No? Narh i know, then the iphone would look like a stupid toy......if you want to compare, then compare apples with apples.....

40. solomonsteve

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

If i were Nikon i would just sue Apple, Phonearena and this stupid photographer. I mean wtf. Phonearena ,when are u re-branding to IPhonarena ? We the users have been asking for this years ago. And did you guys see the tags associated to this post . Wow they really needed everyone's attention.

37. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

This article (aorry, I should have said clickbait zone) should read: iPhone 6s video resolution is higher than the Nikon D750 Which isn't news at all... Compare it with a system camera that has decent video like a Panasonic or a Sony and you'll find out than in reality the iPhone will be at least 3-4 stops behind. Especially in low light. It will be ten years from now before an iPhone can even challenge my ~5 year Panasonic GH2 in Full HD. BTW, Nikon, Canon and Olympus all suck at video.

34. BATTERY_LIVES_MATTER

Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

720p good enough for me. Even BluRay and video games on my TV.

32. Roshendren

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 16, 2015

Wait for Lumia 950

29. fancollo unregistered

i guess the thing is, Apple sells, therefore these sites need to publish articles praising those products. this creates flame-wars and discussions and they have what they want - traffic on their ad-enabled websites. i guess i need to remove my account and not checking it again.

36. ruwie

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

That's why the name is phonearena. It has the word "arena". they want wars. LOL

28. luabin

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

This is so f**king overrated! iphone

27. fancollo unregistered

my old sony ericsson did video when the iphone didn't even exist. what is the point of this article? comparing a 4k-enabled phone with a non-4k enabled DSLR. so useless

26. Obie-Wan

Posts: 113; Member since: May 24, 2012

Day by day P.A is loosing their credibility by making these kind o articles, sigh...

47. Tizo101

Posts: 644; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

I've been singing the same tune for some time now.

24. SIGPRO

Posts: 2819; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Shame on PA for posting this bullsh!t article!

23. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

What about the Nokia Lumia 1020 vs iPhone 6. Whoops sorry were just biased today. Even a Lumia 640 XL which is $225 full retail nearly matches the iPhone 6 camera. Between John V and phonearena this site is starting to feel like iGalaxy6.com Did he try a Z5 Premium, G3 anything. Sad

22. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

hahahaha i am laughing my ass out this is an insult to human intelligence because he is using a camera that takes only really awesome still and that camera is not made for video recording if he had guts he should have used rx100 mark 4 4k recording because that camera murders and s**ts on iphone everyday apple paid him good really good and apple also paid phoneareana

21. jojon

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

i suspect the new Lumias will blow that Iphone into the weeds..

25. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Hey Buds, I have a Microsoft Lumia 640 XL and I compared its camera against an iPhone 6. The images were identical in addition the Lumia 640 XL even out performed the iPhone 6 when blown up for viewing. Camera sensor size and aperture is what matters, we all know Nokia, Sony and Microsoft now makes some of thee best cameras in the smartphone market.

20. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Apple paid him really good. lol

61. vishalaestro

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

i just can't believe whether he is really a photographer or atleast passionate about taking photos ,he just see the sharpness and not the other parameters

19. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

No one takes photo with Android.

18. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

lol how much apple paid that idiot photographer and phoneareana to post this

33. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Well, probably save him a kidney!

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