Not sure if anyone else has noticed this but when taking a picture in low-light situations the field of view is very illuminated but when switching to video its as if all the lights are turned off. Anyone know what's causing this?
In photo mode, the shutter speed can be under 1/60th of a second, allowing greater exposure. When you use video (at 60 fps), the minimum shutter speed of each frame is 1/60th of a second. Thus, if proper exposure at a given aperture requires a slower shutter speed, each frame of that video will be underexposed - very dark video.Not sure if anyone else has noticed this but when taking a picture in low-light situations the field of view is very illuminated but when switching to video its as if all the lights are turned off. Anyone know what's causing this?
This wouldn't matter anyhow. Presumably, the iPhone automatically adjusts the ISO and in a low light situation, it is already at its highest possible ISO. The only real way to "fix" this is to improve the sensitivity of the sensor (higher max ISO), or to have a lens with lower aperture (current limit is f/2.2). Until then, you have to increase the environmental lighting.iOS doesn't allow granular ISO control ... exposure has just come in with iOS8 and flash ... thats about it
How do you change from 30 fps to 60 fps?I've been wondering this as well. I have no real answer for you. But I noticed it first with my iPhone 5 when iPhone cameras started getting better at low light. Before the difference was much smaller. But it's getting bigger and bigger. My best guess is that when taking a picture the camera uses everything it has to offer. But with video it has to disable "features" to be able to record 1080p 30/60 fps video. That's my guess anyway.
Edit: Also if you check slo mo video. It will be even darker. I just switched back to 30fps from 60 because I noticed 30 being slightly better in low light.
Correct. Would be even more logical to be able to change it in the camera app. You can change 120-240 in slow mo mode but not regular video. I would love to be able to change it quickly depending on the situation.
Agreed.No, no actually it doesn't. It's seems logical to change the settings of the camera IN the camera app.
It's worse than the 5S? Here's a video comparing the cameras. They do a video test at night and said the 5S did better in low light. I don't care for the lens flare however.I made a post about this a few weeks ago but never got any responses. It's pretty sad, my friends LG G3's low-light/night time recording is 50x better than my iPhones.
Just found their video with the iPhone 6. They say it also beats the G3 in lowlight video.