Camera a step....backwards?

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  1. Bobbman macrumors newbie

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    From what I have seen so far it seems that the camera on the 6s has been a bit underwhelming. There is a Mashable post comparing the 6 and the 6s photos and it seems the older model 6 was better in most of the shots. The older 6 seemed much better in daytime shots, while the new 6s seemed better in night shots. I will be testing this out over the weekend. Anyone have any early experiences comparing the two?
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    as someone who always takes "auto" photos with no changes or editing, I can tell a difference even with the first picture I took. It looked more detailed.
     
  3. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    Apple weren't kidding when they insisted that more megapixels != better photos. Alas, people need to see a number increase else they are just slacking.
     
  4. bchreng macrumors 6502a

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    No. In this case, upping the numbers would help noticeably when it comes to capturing the finer details in pictures.
     
  5. hiankovski macrumors member

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    You're completely wrong! All the people've tested said exactly the opposite.
     
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    I'm pretty critical and suffering from buyers remorse right now, but even so I will admit the camera is much better on the 6S+ than my 6+.
     
  9. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    I have a hard time finding untouched full resolution 6s camera samples. Anyone?
     
  10. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Why remorse?
     
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  12. CE3 macrumors 6502a

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    I think "a bit underwhelming" is an apt description based on what I've seen. I wouldn't say it's a step backwards, just not the leap forward I was hoping it would be. I dislike the excessive noise reduction all the 6 models apparently have, but I can definitely see more detail and bit more dynamic range in the 6S vs 6 comparison shots, and the 4K will be nice to have.
     
  13. sundog925 macrumors 6502a

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    WOW.

    this isn't a camera, its a phone WITH a camera, emphasis on the phone part being more important.

    go spend the same amount on a canon and THEN compare fairly, sheesh.
     
  14. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    So far zero full size untampered camera samples. How can we properly judge the quality based on post stamps?
     
  15. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    The iPhone is by far the most used camera in the world, so it's a camera. Everyone knows the phone part is becoming less relevant every day.
     
  16. sundog925 macrumors 6502a

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    LOL….no.

    This phone will NEVER be a camera.
    peoples expectations need to drop. Its a fine in the moment shooter, but will NEVER replace a rebel.
     
  17. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

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    You're both wrong. The camera and the phone are equally important.
     
  18. Sanlitun macrumors 6502

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    The display on my new phone is unfortunately not as good as my old 6+
     
  19. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    There is no device used more often to take pictures than the iPhone. If anything, the iPhone is the definition of a camera. Take a holiday, go to some tourist hotspot. How many people are using their phone as a camera? How many a P&S camera? And how many a dSLR? Probably something like 7:2:1.
     
  20. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    I'm not wrong. I never said the iPhone wasn't a phone.
     
  21. flur macrumors 68000

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    Lol. And your rebel will never replace my 50D or my husband's 7D, but I'm not going to say you can't call it a camera. The iPhone is a camera as much as your rebel is.
     
  22. CE3, Sep 25, 2015
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    CE3 macrumors 6502a

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    Hate to break it to you, but iPhones are already cameras, capable of taking fantastic pictures and videos. Does the iPhone replace my DSLR yet? No, but some of my Nokia Lumia 1020 landscape shots stack right up to my DSLR in terms of resolution and quality.

    I recently picked up a Canon G7X to enhance my mobile point and shoot setup (and to have when I'm out of the country next year). If you look at cameras like the g7X, the Sony RX100, the LUMIX LX100 (as well as the Lumia 1020 and Nokia 808 phones, and just how far smartphone cameras in general have come in the past few years), you will see that these tiny cameras and sensors are getting closer and closer to producing DSLR equivalent results.

    I can't wait to see where they'll be in the next 5-10 years.
     
  23. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Is this true for all the 6S+ or were you just unlucky?
     
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