I prefer 6S.. But OIS?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Norcal., Sep 26, 2015.

  1. Norcal. macrumors regular

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    I prefer the design and feel of the 6S and find the + a little too big for my liking. Is the OIS really that big of a deal? And is the difference only really noticeable with 4k video recording? This video makes the 6S look horrifying to record with:



    I prefer the 6S but don't want to buy something less capable when it comes to a key function.
     
  2. CE3 macrumors 6502a

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    A quick search for recent "iPhone 6S video" on YouTube should ease your fears. You can definitely get good HD& 4K video from the 6S without OIS.
     
  3. Norcal. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm only talking about 4K, if I understand things correctly there's digital stabilization for 1080p recording, but not 4k (on the 6S)
     
  4. Kevinsocal macrumors member

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    SOMEBODY PLEASE CLARIFY if the above statement is true. If there is video stabilization on the 6s for 1080 I do need to know because I am considering switching my 6s for the 6s+ just because of the OIS.
     
  5. macduke macrumors 604

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    I hope that's not true about 4K stabilization. It shouldn't be because the 4K is cropped in the center of the sensor just like 1080p was on older sensors. It should have room to pixel shift. But is it too computationally complex?

    I think the best way to answer the question of needing stabilization is if you walk around a lot while recording. It seems to help the most with that in videos I've seen. If you have a Mac or PC you can always stabilize it after the fact, but you'll lose some resolution. There may be some apps that do this too.

    I think it's really crappy that Apple limits that feature to only the Plus. Why would 6s users not need this feature? There seems to be plenty of room for it. They're nearly the same thickness and even the 6s is the same thickness as last year's 6 Plus. I hope Apple comes to their senses with the iPhone 7. Not everyone wants a phablet to get the best features.
     
  6. NewdestinyX macrumors 6502a

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    They have to keep a couple of features for the plus to make it worth $100 more. They couldn't charge $100 more for just the size. Currently a bigger better battery and OIS are the only two differences in the +.. Other than the screen size and pixels..
     
  7. Kevinsocal, Sep 27, 2015
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    I hate to offend + buyers (and I do love the big screen when I am at home) but I use my phone a lot at business meetings - and around a conference table or such the 6+ is a "Clown Phone" big as a clown's shoes. It's just inappropriate for serious stuff. And, to any guy that wears a suit and got the pink 6s+, well, you must already be "the boss."
     
  8. macduke macrumors 604

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    I think it's enough. It's more about preferences. Not including OIS means Apple isn't making the best phone they could for everyone.
     
  9. lagwagon Suspended

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    They don't have to keep anything. I don't get why everyone seems to think the + needs to have exclusive features just because it costs a bit more. You're paying for the larger screen, that's all. The bigger battery is just an obvious perk because the case can fit it. Same goes for OIS, it wouldn't fit in the smaller 6 because of how it's designed and has way more room in the +. (I would expect they may work it into the 7 next year.)

    That's like saying a 60" TV needs to have more features than a 46" in order to justify the price jump, because screen size isn't enough.
     
  10. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    Having owned both a 6+ and a 6 I cannot tell a difference with or without OIS.. Maybe it's because I don't shake like a leaf when I take a picture? I take pretty steady pictures/video.

    I also am not a photography person and only take pictures of my dogs and vacations oh and selfies so maybe to the everyday person it's not a big deal. I don't know if I'd get the + ONLY because of the OIS.
     
  11. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    I work as a consultant at many large company's ($100M -$13B cap) and disagree with the clown phone statement. The pink one, spot on.
     
  12. Kevinsocal macrumors member

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    Walking. Walking and video - OIS on the new 6+ is just amazing. It's like a Steadicam. I want.
     
  13. Norcal. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm talking about 4K video recording, on the 6S and 6S+, not normal 6, which has DIS for 1080p recording. From what i've seen/heard, OIS for 4k is only available on the 6S+, but there is DIS (Digital Optical Stabilization) on the 6S's 1080p recording, and no stabilization at all on the 6S's 4k recording. Basically meaning that if you're walking at all when recording with 4k on the 6S, it's going to be noticeably shakier than if you were recording the same thing on the 6S+.
     
  14. Stamas88 macrumors member

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    I maybe be crazy but I don't find the plus big at all
     
  15. Norcal. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I didn't find the 6+ to be that massive either, but once I had a regular 6 in my hands after using the 6+ for a while it was noticeably more comfortable in the hand, and far easier to use one-handed. It's personal preference, but I hate how those who prefer a smaller screen are forced to compromise features that should be available to everyone - especially on a "high end" flagship phone.

    Apple purposely leaving features out and releasing inferior products in a money grab attempt for you to upgrade leaves a sour taste in your mouth, especially when you've been a loyal Apple customer for years, telling people that Apple values quality products and customer experience over all. Feel the same way about the 16GB base model.
     
  16. NewdestinyX macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed.. IF that's Apple's motivation (money grab). The battery thing was unavoidable. Smaller case = smaller battery = less battery life. The OIS is not a space issue though.. It could have been included in the 6/6S.

    And the person above that tried to make a distinction between 4K recording and OIS.. That's not correct.. 6S and 6S+ both have 4K recording - and OIS only works on a 6S+. And regardless of 4K or 1080p modes. OIS is always engaged and working on the + models.
     
  17. lordhamster macrumors 6502

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    Was about to say the same thing. I'm in consulting with fortune 500 clients, and have seen tons of iPhone 6+ in the board room.
     
  18. lordhamster macrumors 6502

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    I wish Apple would stop this endless pursuit of thin. I'd be happy with a phone twice as thick if it meant proper battery life. Hell, most people through a case on the phone now because it is too thin to hold on to.
     
  19. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    There are several people at my office who are in senior management and down who have the plus size iPhone as well as even larger Android models.

    There are even a few guys who have pink iPhones and its not impeding their careers. I guess confident people don't care about that type of thing.
     
  20. hutrebug macrumors regular

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    The enhanced battery life and the bigger screen on the Plus are a big deal. Unless one-handed usage is very important to you, get the Plus.
     
  21. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    Most pronounced difference is when shooting indoor or nighttime. Plus-sized iPhones take in a lot more light, 2 to 3 stops more by my estimate.
     
  22. Kevinsocal macrumors member

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    I soooo agree. Maybe job security at Apple is all about the impossible - overcoming extreme technical challenges. Being in a race with Samsung to make the thinnest phone is ridiculous. The thinner they get the more likely they will be dropped. The 6s does not have to be so thin. A little more grip-able surface would be nice. Bonus - that means a bigger battery too --- maybe even OIS - but OIS was probably a marketing decision and not a technical one - bastards.
     

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