Anyone underwhelmed by the 6s sample photos?

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  1. masciam, Sep 15, 2015
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    masciam macrumors member

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    I'm sure I'm not the only one that noticed. Does anyone else think most of the sample photos in the iphone 6s photo gallery are awful?

    For some reason it seems they downsampled and compressed the images.. there are a lot of JPEG artifacts everywhere. The canyon photo (link here) looks like it was taken using digital zoom. This one looks pretty terrible as well and there are no low light samples.

    Also, as far as I can remember they always had full sized sample images on the product page, but not this time. I think the only full size photo is the one with the Chrysler building in the back (here), and it's pretty decent IMO.

    Why would they do that to showcase the new camera? I guess we'll have to wait for the reviews.
     
  2. pudcraft macrumors regular

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    16gb iPhone on display and couldn't fit pictures without removing vital demo apps?

    Jk jk

    Subbed go this
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I don't know why pics would matter.
    A picture of the 6 or 6S would be the same besides the pink option.
     
  4. Serickmetz macrumors 6502

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    If I can tbh with ya, I think they look just fine.... The dark shadows in the valley on the first pic are light enough to see everything and everything else looks fine too.

    I love the color in the ice picture with the red jacket.

    Edit: ooh and I just looked at the town picture, it looks fanfreakingtastic.
     
  5. SnowLeopard OSX macrumors 6502a

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    Do you even read before you post? Like seriously. :D
     
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    Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nope.:)
     
  7. ToddH macrumors 6502a

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    That photo of the Chrysler building looking down the street is nice, but I'm not sure that it is from the iPhone 6 S because it shows to be a 13.75 megapixel image. I looked at it in the app that I have called big photo which gives photo details (exif etc)and allows you to view the image at full resolution. So I would think that it would be 11.99 megapixels or something of that nature instead of 13.75mp. However I will be thrilled if that's the case. The exif (data) does not even state which phone took the shot it does not even say iPhone 6s. image.jpg
     
  8. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. I heard that bob wasn't impressed by the pictures either.
    So with you, that makes 2 people.

    The pictures of the 6s look fine. Although I prefer the videos where it zooms in and rotates the phone.

    Also, you shouldn't be even focusing on the pictures. Look at photos instead. Those are much higher quality.
     
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    First two look like there is a hefty noise filter kicking in.
     
  10. masciam thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not a native speaker, sorry if I got the words mixed up. No need to be sarcastic.
     
  11. ToddH macrumors 6502a

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    So does anyone have any idea where we can see and possibly download full resolution samples from the iPhone 6s Plus? I've been looking on the Internet and have been unsuccessful in finding any. Makes me wonder why Apple is so reluctant to releasing these.

    T
     
  12. whtrbt7 macrumors 6502a

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    The photos look ok. Some of the photos look like they dialed in some heavier noise filter and others look like they were trying to crush blacks and blow out the whites. Keep in mind the sensor is only so large and the photosites are only so large. There is going to be a lower signal to noise ratio just due to sensor size and photosites size. Add in a lens that is f/2.2 and that makes photos in low light a little tougher. If we are pixel peeping, you're going to notice a decent amount of suppressed noise in darker conditions and you'll also see that there is a loss in detail as we keep going up in ISO. This is a phone camera however and the iPhone does look better than most of the other photo samples I've seen from other phones. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge however was pretty interesting since it had more DR but sacrificed white balance and color accuracy in order to achieve results in low light highlights. Its brighter f/1.9 lens on a 16MP sensor was also more impressive on paper but ended up having photos look slightly washed out and lacking contrast. I would take the iPhone 6S over most of the other phone cameras personally but other people may have different needs such as cropping the photos, post processing their phone photos more avidly to take advantage of the increased DR, or even just needing more pixels to help resolve the photo on larger screens or larger prints.
     
  13. deadsoul, Sep 21, 2015
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    It seems that the noise reduction algorithm it's still there, over processed photos, contrast looks like **** just like the previous 6 and 6+. Well I guess I'm gonna have to keep my 5s for another year :D

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6576391
     
  14. darknyt macrumors 6502a

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    That right there is funny. Also technically true.
     
  15. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

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    Am I wrong or is the lens system the same as before? Meaning, they did not go with an F 1.8 lens or really do anything other than drop a 12 megapixel sensor in there. I am skeptical that the new sensor will do anything other than keep the noise levels the same. I think that Apple easily could have put in a better lens in there to improve image quality, a la the Android phones! Yes, these phones have truly beat the iPhone, and it'll be very interesting to see if Apple actually thinks that they can produce better pics with a worse sensor and worse optics.
     
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    They look a lot better downscaled than they do at native resolution, which is also the case with the iPhone 6. Even at native resolution, they seem to look better than the iPhone 6.
     
  18. darknyt macrumors 6502a

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    Seems to be, but don't seem to be able to see original version. That version appears horribly compressed.
     
  19. Frozentoast macrumors 6502

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    My only concern is the move from 1.5µ pixels to smaller 1.22µ pixels. Lowlight performance could suffer, even with the increased resolution. Maybe next year we’ll get a brighter sensor and faster aperture.
     
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  21. pudcraft macrumors regular

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    Well, I stumbled across an article about these images and it seems like the over compressed large graphic at the top is just a low resolution upload to reduce load times. So, safe to say that the picture is not that bad...
     

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