Iphone 6 camera

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  1. hashsi99 macrumors member

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    So is the noise reduction a ios 8 (software) change or hardware? My iPhone 6 pics come out with the Monet effect that people have mentioned. Thought 8.1 would improve your this, but didn't.

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  2. ClarkWG macrumors newbie

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    No improvement. Still bad. Look for the other threads on this. Pics showing the issue.
     
  3. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Its not even just noise reduction that is horrendous (even on low ISO images too!) but the heavy JPEG compression....they need to set the compression to the least setting so you get or have the option for bigger JPEG's (like the setting DSLR's have)...wouldn't mind a RAW setting but don't see that anytime soon :p PNG's would be nice (strange for live images but still lossless).
     
  4. ClarkWG macrumors newbie

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    Just make the pictures as good as the 5s and I'll be happy.
     
  5. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    I agree, anything other than perfect lighting and the pictures don't look good at all.

    I expect to lose some sharpness in very low light, but not in "Not quite perfect" light.
     
  6. cababah macrumors 68000

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    No clue how these cameras got praised for low-light performance.
     
  7. Meathead1 macrumors member

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    All shill reviewers. There are a few unbiased reviews out there talking about the issues.

    For some reason that I cannot understand, Apple has changed the JPG processing engine and dramatically reduced the contrast in the photos. This produces blotchy, ugly skin tones and dull, lifeless landscapes. It’s not a subtle difference at all.


    http://improvephotography.com/30019/iphone-6-camera-depth-review/
     
  8. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Here's my anecdotal comparison. I tried to make the 6 and 5S pictures as close to the same as possible. I intentionally put the box at an angle to see the depth of field. This is simply two phones in the same place taking a picture of a box. I normally scrub the EXIF data but meh so you can see the details.

    iPhone 6 with flash - 1,632 KB - IMG_3286.JPG
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    iPhone 6 without flash - 1,765 KB - IMG_3287.JPG
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    iPhone 5S with flash - 1,420 KB - IMG_0045.JPG
    IMG_0045.JPG

    iPhone 5S without flash - 1,315 KB - IMG_0046.JPG
    IMG_0046.JPG
     
  9. clborden macrumors regular

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    Is this the general consensus on these cameras? I read over and over how the camera on both the 6 & the 6 plus we're virtually identical, aside from OIS, and that they both took great shots even in low light. I'm about to switch my 6 plus for a 6, but I was under the impression that the camera would be as good as the one I have now w/ the 6 plus. Maybe I need to reconsider....
     
  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I've been extremely pleased with the improvement in photo quality in regards to color accuracy, flash, speed, and virtually any other comparison over my iPhone 5. These are still phones, after all.
     
  11. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    You don't. Aside from mechanical OIS, the sensor is the same, and it's take the same photos. If you're happy with he 6 Plus, unless you're really shaky with your hands, the 6 should fine.

    Also, I'm fine with how my 6 Plus takes photos, as well.
     
  12. clborden macrumors regular

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    Ok great. Thanks.
     
  13. Damolee macrumors 6502

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    Camera+ now has a lossless TIFF option.

    Might be worth having a play with that.

    I found a lot of my pics coming out quite ugly and yellowish, the monet effect included.

    Turns out that disabling HDR resolved it. Any slight movement with HDR on seems to wreck pics in lower light.
     
  14. dyusem macrumors member

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    The seemingly improved camera is one of the primary reasons that I was going to upgrade but now I'm not so sure although the suggestion to turn HDR of is intriguing and I'm listening in...
     
  15. Meathead1 macrumors member

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    If you have a 5 or 5S I would not upgrade. The camera simply is not better. There is more lens flare, huge amounts of noise reduction that dull and make the pictures look like water colored and the images are compressed more.
     
  16. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    In YOUR experience and opinion.

    I upgraded from a 5 and my colleague, who is a professional photographer, upgraded from a 5, and we've both been blown away by how much better our pictures/videos have been coming out.

    But that's just OUR experience. ;)
     

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