iPhone6, worst camera experience

resmania

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iPhone 5 sample
http://i.imgur.com/bjbllKX.jpg
Look at the edge of house with the blue roof or white roof.

http://i.imgur.com/pRV7diY.jpg
again, edges are blurry but not distorted.


iPhone 6 sample
http://i.imgur.com/7bw78Jk.jpg
Look at the support pillar of electronic display, first one on the right.
See the distorted edges?
Sure that might happened because of meshes.

Let's see another picture.
http://i.imgur.com/cpcv2BU.jpg
Boy this looks horrible.
Look at the white shirt. It's all blurred and looks ugly.
Looks like the bald guy with black shirt's arm is seriously distorted.
Not to mention the black electronic displays.

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Side by side comparison (Left 5, Right 6)
http://i.imgur.com/IN2MpyJ.png

http://i.imgur.com/3H0dMO6.png

http://i.imgur.com/H2hrMzG.png

You can clearly see edges are distorted and overly sharpened on iPhone 6.

I really enjoyed taking a photo on iPhone4s and 5.
But iPhone 6's camera is a huge step backwards except for focus pixels.
What a huge disappointment.
 
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antiprotest

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iPhone6, worst camera experience

Wow the iPhone 6 pics are so much better.

But these are all bad pics though. Sometimes the user needs to learn how to take good pics too.
 

Stevessvt

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Its hard to compare apples and oranges. Take pics with both cameras of the exact same thing then lets talk.
 

lordofthereef

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Sorry but I was talking about the actual quality of images not resized one.
like this(cropped)
http://i.imgur.com/dCywXDo.png
IDK... if you cropped some of those iPhone 5 shots, you see the same quality issues, IMO.

Neither camera is extraordinary in low light, though my experience has been that the plus is the best yet. It seems all the photos you posted are in low light. One looked like a tram in an airport? The 5S was at dusk.

In the side by side, I would say the first example, the 5 wins. The other two, the 6 looked much sharper.

I don't feel the 6 or 6 plus are clearly better or worse in most instances than the 5S. We just didn't see a huge jump in picture quality, to be completely honest.

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Wow the iPhone 6 pics are so much better.

But these are all bad pics though. Sometimes the user needs to learn how to take good pics too.
Can you tell the user what he could do for a better photo in these circumstances? Perhaps we can all learn something. :)
 

lordofthereef

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not everyone with a camera is a photographer
I understand that. The person said to learn how to use a camera. I am not even claiming that poster is wrong. I was interested in hearing some tips.

Not everyone is a Veterinarian. That doesn't keep me from educating those about certain aspects of the job that interest them.
 

heisenberg123

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I understand that. The person said to learn how to use a camera. I was interested in hearing some tips.

Not everyone is a Veterinarian. That doesn't keep me from educating those about certain aspects of the job that interest them.


but photographers are hipsters who dont share their secrets :p

I appreciate people like you who share info they are professionals at
 

resmania

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examples like this are evidence that it does not take super picturtes everytime but there are just as many threads with people showing off how good the camera is
I don't want it to be super good. Just 5 level good in low-light situations.
You know every modern smart phone camera can take beautiful pictures.
What I want to say is that iPhone6's camera seems lacking in details in some situations unlike iPhone 5. :confused:
 

Jazper

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If you want a good camera then buy an actual camera.

The sensors in the iPhone 6 were improved, no way did the quality decrease, maybe just a faulty camera.
 

heisenberg123

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I don't want it to be super good. Just 5 level good in low-light situations.
You know every modern smart phone camera can take beautiful pictures.
What I want to say is that iPhone6's camera seems lacking in details in some situations unlike iPhone 5. :confused:
I hear ya, I wish I was better too, I have been trying the app Camera+ it has lots of features I know nothing about

also a lot of photography is done in the editing stages which again I know nothing about
 

resmania

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If you want a good camera then buy an actual camera.

The sensors in the iPhone 6 were improved, no way did the quality decrease, maybe just a faulty camera.
I have a Panasonic GM-1 and Sony A7S for astrophotography. :)

As you already know, iPhone's camera is good enough to take snapshots.
I was just disappointed by the amount of smudged details that I didn't noticed on iPhone 5.
 
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lordofthereef

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I have a Panasonic GM-1 and Sony A7S for astrophotography. :)

As you already know, iPhone's camera is good enough to take snapshots.
I was just disappointed by the amount of smudged details that I didn't noticed on iPhone 5.
My phone certainly isn't producing worse images than my 5s before it. At least not consistently.

I would like to ask, are the photos cherry picked or are these typical results? If they're typical (always reproducible) I would say take the phone in and show Apple. My mother lives with is an still has a 5s. We take boatloads of pictures of my son in a 5s, a 6 (wife's phone) and a 6 plus (my phone). In most cases we can't tell which phone took which photo. And when I say boatloads, we have collectively accrued over a thousand pics over the last two months.
 

fab5freddy

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First of all, the OP is the worst photographer in the world!
even if you had a $100K Hasselblad, you couldn't take a decent photo.

try learning photography first, then come back.
 

Altis

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I've found a lot of distortion with photos that I wasn't really expecting, and the noise-reduction is heavy enough to make even decently lit photos look less sharp and more like a water painting.

I'm hoping they can fix this stuff with software.
 

heisenberg123

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I've found a lot of distortion with photos that I wasn't really expecting, and the noise-reduction is heavy enough to make even decently lit photos look less sharp and more like a water painting.

I'm hoping they can fix this stuff with software.
I think it is software because using Camera+ when you manually adjust everything like exposer, focus, whitebalance and ISO you can see the changes its making, hopefull an iOS update can make the default Camera app have better default settings

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Wonder if an aftermarket camera app would make a difference.
ye , the Camera+ app does take better pictures if you know your way around all the settings
 

Taco1933

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It's a smartphone. Any loss of quality on a picture of a bottle cap in the dark probably resulted in a gain in a picture of people with standard lighting. You have to focus on what most consumers will use it for. It just can't do everything and remain simple and reasonably priced.