We have extensively reported on the stunning camera that the iPhone 6 sports. Now, photographer Lisa Bettany has compared the camera of all the past iPhones, with the latest iPhone 6. Also Read - Apple TV+ free trial will now be available for 3 months instead of a year: What to do?Also Read - Apple Beats Studio Buds launched: AirPods for Android devices
On her blog, she did a camera comparison using the Camera+ app on all the previous iPhones including the first-gen smartphone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, and the new iPhone 6. She clicked pictures in a variety of situations like low-light, daylight, backlit, macro and more to test the camera s capabilities. Also Read - Apple introduces iOS 12.5.4 with major security updates: Is your iPhone on the list?
The results are quite extraordinary and clearly show how massively the camera on the iPhones have evolved over the years. The original iPhone and the 3G mostly produce the least impressive images as compared to its successors. The iPhone 6 is the clear winner, but it comes with a couple of issues of its own. She explains;
Skin tones look brighter and more true to life with the iPhone 6 in this portrait series. Although the iPhone 6 photo has a higher level of detail, I m finding it slightly pixelated and blotchy-looking. Apple altered their local tone-mapping algorithm for better exposure and contrast using the new A8 processor, but it looks like it might be causing some issues with the skin tones in these shots. Additionally, their new noise reduction algorithm seems a bit heavy handed causing pixelation.
The 8-megapixel snapper on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are essentially the same, except the latter is equipped with optical image stabilization. This feature compensates for any movement of the camera, and results in better photos and videos.