iPhone6, worst camera experience

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  1. resmania, Nov 11, 2014
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    resmania macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  3. Stevessvt macrumors 6502

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    Its hard to compare apples and oranges. Take pics with both cameras of the exact same thing then lets talk.
     
  4. Baytriple macrumors 6502

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    Does you iPhone look like this by any chance? :eek:
     

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    Sure I'll upload new comparison pics.

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  6. ucfgrad93, Nov 11, 2014
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    Agreed. It is very difficult to compare cameras unless you take photos of the same thing.

    Edit: Here is a link to a comparison between the Note 4 and iPhone 6+ cameras.

    http://www.imore.com/iphone-6-plus-vs-galaxy-note-4-camera-comparison
     
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    Is it yours? looks good :p
     
  9. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    The i6 camera is so much better then the 5 camera, why not take photos of the same thing in the same spot and compare?
     
  10. deviant macrumors 65816

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    The only thing I can clearly see is that the right ones look better.
     
  11. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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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
     
  12. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    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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    Can you tell the user what he could do for a better photo in these circumstances? Perhaps we can all learn something. :)
     
  13. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    not everyone with a camera is a photographer
     
  14. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    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.
     
  15. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    but photographers are hipsters who dont share their secrets :p

    I appreciate people like you who share info they are professionals at
     
  16. resmania thread starter macrumors newbie

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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:
     
  17. Jazper macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  18. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    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
     
  19. resmania, Nov 11, 2014
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    resmania thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  20. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    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.
     
  21. Stevessvt macrumors 6502

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    Wonder if an aftermarket camera app would make a difference.
     
  22. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  23. Altis macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  24. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    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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    ye , the Camera+ app does take better pictures if you know your way around all the settings
     
  25. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

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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.
     

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