6s plus front camera issue

KiraYamato

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ve noticed by taking pictures with the front facing camera that it deals badly with sunlight/certain daylight situations. It will produce a high reflective type of shine/glare on that part of the picture. Like if I stand outside with half of my face covered in sunlight, that side of the face will be losing alot of detail in the photo. You can still make the contours of the face out and see the eye of course, but the rest is covered in a sea of glowing glare. Highly overexposed.
It doesn't even have to be full or strong sunlight, it just depends on what the angle of the daylight is.

My old note 3, while having only a 2 mp front facing camera and being considerably worse in all other situations compared to my 6s plus, WILL produce far better results in the same lighting as mentioned above and the light won't reflect as much.

So is my front facing camera broken or is this simply the way the iphone handles it?
 

Newtons Apple

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Hard to expect a digital camera to expose a face half covered in sunlight correctly. There is a slider built in where you can adjust the exposure to help with the limited latitude of the sensor.
 

KiraYamato

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Hard to expect a digital camera to expose a face half covered in sunlight correctly. There is a slider built in where you can adjust the exposure to help with the limited latitude of the sensor.
Yeah I know, going to experiment with it later.

This is the effect I am sort of talking about:



When you check the youtube video of his and he moves around, there are instances when it's more pronounced than in that picture. And that is in normal daylight.... My note 3 handles the light more akin to the xperia z5 sample, the iphone seems to reallly overblow the lighting.
 

Newtons Apple

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Yeah I know, going to experiment with it later.

This is the effect I am sort of talking about:



When you check the youtube video of his and he moves around, there are instances when it's more pronounced than in that picture. And that is in normal daylight.... My note 3 handles the light more akin to the xperia z5 sample, the iphone seems to reallly overblow the lighting.
If you will notice the 6S+ over exposed the image. Do you understand there is a "slider" that you can adjust up and down to control your exposure. The iPhone looks like it is trying to expose the dark coat and background while burning out the face. So the user needs to use the "slider" and decrease the exposure. Sometimes cameras are fooled and need a little help from the user.
 
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