iPhone 6s camera not THAT much better?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by note235, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. note235 macrumors 6502a

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    It seems the 6s series has more resolution and faster focus vs incremental updates on DR/color and such. Anyone getting that feeling? I'm not discounting the engineering, just the consumer side.
     
  2. Downs2011 macrumors regular

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    I definitely think they should have improved the aperture. It would have made the camera a lot better IMO.
     
  3. jabingla2810, Sep 15, 2015
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    I'm hoping for some big improvements this year.

    I must admit, the iPhone 5S is still my favourite iPhone camera, the 6 over processes pictures with heavy noise reduction in my opinion, the pictures tend to look a bit soft.
     
  4. joonyaboy macrumors 6502

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    Or....or, and hear me out......Wait till the phone becomes available to test out.
     
  5. note235 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    We're speculating, nothing wrong with that.

    And apple never mentioned any improvements aside from the two listed hence the origin of that speculation.
     
  6. aneftp macrumors 601

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    The "s" cameras 3gs, 4s, 5s have been significant improvement over the 3, 4, 5 models.
     
  7. mellofello macrumors 65816

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    I expect the 6s+ camera to wipe the floor with all comers, in smartphone comparisons. Time will tell.
     
  8. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a

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    It absolutely sucks, should have put a full frame sensor in it with both phase detection and contrast detection. But even if they did that, I'm pretty sure people would still "probably not" upgrade because it's not enough megapixels. Ugh, the 6s sucks.
     
  9. flur macrumors 68000

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    Why stop there? I want interchangeable lenses.
     
  10. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    I thought in the keynote they said the megapixels were increased by 50% to 12. Doesn't that mean it was 8 before? 8 to 12 sounds significant. Did I hear it or interpret it wrong?
     
  12. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    correct, it went from 8 to 12 but a lot more goes into a good camera than megapixels.
     
  13. joonyaboy macrumors 6502

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    I hear ya. It just clogs up the forum with speculative posts. Half of the posts on the front page are "I wonder" instead of just being a bit patient.
     
  14. flur macrumors 68000

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    Yes, but they also shrunk the size of the pixels. This means more noise, poorer performance in low light, and decreased dynamic range.
     
  15. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    It's not just about the number of pixels. There are other factors which are far more important in determining the quality of the camera. More megapixels doesn't necessarily mean better quality. Thats why iPhones have been regarded by many as having better cameras compared to the various Android phones that have a higher megapixel count.
     
  16. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    True but they put those magic walls around each pixel. Didn't you watch the keynote? :p
     
  17. KittyKatta macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. When its the part of the presentation to talk about the camera then Apple usually announces it with a fanfare (in a perfectly lit garden of course). But this year it was like "Hey, 12MP and a cool gimmicky storage chomping photo trick that most people won't be able to see."

    The Harry Potter photos are actually one of the reasons I'm upgrading but overall then I'm disappointed that they didn't give a better aperture or bigger low light capable lens. Clearly people want their iPhones to be their primary camera so rather than more aluminum colors then why not give in and make a model that takes better photos.


    (BTW. I'm very happy for the 5MP selfie camera. I don't ever take selfies but it does bug me to see people gather for a great group shot and then use a camera straight out of 2006 to record the memory.)
     
  18. pika2000 macrumors 68040

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    Who cares about the rear facing camera. Where's my 4K selfie video? Apple cannot innovate anymore! /s

    To be honest, one of my criteria for a phone purchase is the front facing camera. For regular pictures, I have access to my mirrorless camera. But for those quick selfies/welfies, the front facing camera becomes an important social tool. I'm glad that Apple finally took notice and bump the front facing camera from the pathetic 1.2MP. :D
     
  19. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Besides the lack of OIS, that was the other disappointment for me. They should have increased the aperture to at least f/2.0. They're likely saving that for the iPhone 7s, and f/1.8 for the iPhone 8s. I hope they come sooner though, since those are probably the only things that can improve low-light photography now that the megapixels are sufficient and at a decent 1.22um size.

    Yes, 1.2MP really was pathetic. Can't believe it lasted that long!
     
  20. ross1998 macrumors 6502a

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    The 1.2mp front camera on the iPhones are/were better than any android front cameras out there lol
     
  21. eoblaed macrumors 68000

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    I, for one, am excited to play with the new camera and its various options. :D
     
  22. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a

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    Ew Logic doesn't apply here, we just jump to conclusions. I don't even like logic anyway.
     
  23. gigapocket1 macrumors 65816

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    I HATE the camera on the 6+...
    This phone was the first phone that I felt that the camera took a step back..
    Especially in the video department! The 5s is superior than the 6+
     
  24. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    That's nothing. I've already dropped my 6s Plus and cracked the screen.
     
  25. techiebug macrumors 6502a

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    For day light I think they will look very similar. Night shots, tho, will be much better
     

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