What is the camera of the iPhone 6

Hardware configuration and other internals

The problem with hardware characteristics (we talked about this in the part about the screen) is that the eye has nothing to catch on. There are no revolutions in our usual sense: new frequencies, nuclei, etc. are unacceptably small! We have already said that both x86 and Android are developing in approximately the same scenario: one architecture with small variations and one OS for the entire market, so where there are more numbers, there is better. Four cores? Little will be eight! 2 GHz? Little, give 2.3! The amount of RAM? The more expensive the device, the more!

An analysis of the hardware characteristics of the iPhone perfectly shows the uselessness of comparison with smartphones on Android, which we talked about in the previous part. There is a certain A8 with a certain M8 of a closed architecture and unknown parameters with an OS optimized for it (which also does not understand how it works inside it) against some Snapdragon 800. There, by the way, with the parameters, everything is also not very clear, but oh well How do you compare them? And we take the known parameters such as operating frequencies. and the trick is in the bag!

In these comparisons, we keep forgetting the true yardstick of everything: productivity. In tests, the Apple A8 (1.4 GHz, 2 cores) often outperforms the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (2.5 GHz, 4 cores), including browser tests. Even if we talk about virtual machines and performance losses, the result is still more than indicative.

over, performance is not that much of a driving force for the tablet industry. At least not like in the PC market. That is, rather, not users will update tablets to play with a new toy with cooler graphics, but the developers will lower the graphics level of the toy so that it goes on a wider range of devices, and they sold more copies. But this is also a separate topic.

The situation is roughly the same with the rest of the characteristics: everything is generally at the level of competitors, but without breakthroughs, so it’s boring. Now all models support all LTE bands, a new, faster WI-FI standard is supported, etc. But at the same time, if you constantly follow the announcements of new products on Android and your eyes are, as they say, blurry, then this news is really do not make any such impression.

There are two subtle points in the configuration of the new iPhones that were famously bypassed in the presentation. the amount of RAM and the battery capacity (it was replaced with a slide with the type of autonomy in typical scenarios. But we know how these scenarios are calculated).

iPhone 6s vs iPhone 6 Camera Test Comparison

With claims to 1 GB of RAM (nothing has changed compared to the previous generation), the situation is the same as elsewhere: we take the overestimated requirements of Android, transfer them to Apple, we are outraged. How is it possible to have 1 GB of RAM when flagship Android already have 3 GB? Horror!

H’m. Why do you need 3 GB of memory in a smartphone? 3 GB is, for example, the maximum memory for 32-bit desktop operating systems. A full-fledged desktop OS with huge capabilities, Windows XP worked excellently at 2 GB with all applications, and even now 2 GB is a typical volume for modern tablets on full-fledged Windows 8.1 on Intel Atom processors.

So why so much memory? As a rule, a lot of memory is needed where it is bad with optimizing its use. It is unlikely that a smartphone needs the same huge number of modules hanging in the system memory as a PC, and the applications there are much simpler and more compact than in a PC. The gluttony of Android to memory can rather be attributed to the desktop roots of the OS and just a large number of all sorts of system services and modules. Plus the virtual machine, plus the applications and so it comes up. Plus, in iOS, when switching to the background, the application must remember its state and freeze, so there is not much difference in whether it returns from memory or restarts. except that it will have to wait a little longer.

In reality, I faced two situations when I did not have enough memory in the iPad: firstly, if there are many tabs open in the browser, then the oldest ones can go out of memory. Secondly. if you played a gluttonous game, switched to other applications, worked with them (opening one, as a rule, is not enough), if you want to return. but no, it restarts, and not from the middle of the level, but a complete restart. Yes, there are both. But, um, this is still a personal portable device, you don’t need to demand from it the capabilities of a full-fledged PC. Let’s then complain that there are no separate user profiles, etc. Or competing multitasking, as in the PC. Although we know perfectly well why it should not be done on mobile platforms: it negatively affects both memory consumption (ahem) and autonomy.

And here we smoothly move on to the issue of autonomy. The difficulty with it is that, firstly, you have certain components that consume a lot of energy. And you won’t do anything about it. And secondly, power consumption very much depends on the use cases, and they are different for everyone. Therefore, everyone will have their own autonomy. According to my estimates, the two most active energy consumers are receiving data via cellular networks (3G, 4G) and using geolocation services (GPS). If you use them individually or together, be prepared that your smartphone will not last for a long time. And given the love of modern social networks to pull information through a cellular connection and at the same time place geotags well, you get the idea. Then there are games, then there is just a screen on, the rest is not so important anymore.

For example, iPhone 4s can be put on a shelf, having previously disabled all wireless interfaces for it, except for the cellular network itself for calls. and it will last 4-5 days. And if you load it to the maximum (social networks, a little navigation, checking mail, etc.). it will be enough for a maximum of half a day.

Optimizing the power consumption of the platform, OS and applications, of course, has its own value and should not be discounted. However, the successes of smartphones on Android that we have seen lately, in my opinion, are mostly explained not by software optimization, but by a banal frontal attack: we take a large battery, make a larger body around it. yeah, the battery life has increased. So, take the battery even more and so on. Although the batteries of the new iPhones are weaker than those of most competitors on Android, on average they are not that far behind the competitors in terms of battery life, if not loaded to the maximum. However, in scenarios that drain the battery as much as possible, you should not expect miracles from them.

Camera

Camera. 8 megapixels. It was and remains. The tsiferok counter did not flip up again. But! But in general, here is the same story: we cling to the only available (or easy to understand) figure and ignore all slightly more complex parameters or everything that is not expressed in one figure.

camera, iphone

Well, on the forums and even in some reviews, a wave has risen again: “Fu, 8 megapixel again! Look, the competitors have already 20! ” Well, what a trifle then, let’s immediately remember the Lumia 1020, which has a whopping 43 megapixels. She will plug everyone in the belt by this parameter for two years ahead for sure. AND? Purely in secret, while Nokia slows down when shooting, saves a frame for one and a half seconds (it would be necessary to write a separate article about “usability”) and for some reason, fuzzy shots of a child running on it are obtained more often than on the iPhone 5. And often you have to resort to manual mode. True, she has it, yes, and you can customize almost all shooting parameters. And yes, if the frame is successful, as well as in “heavy” shooting modes, it should give a much better picture quality. But…

The generally accepted (suggested by manufacturers) incorrect opinion is that the more megapixels, the better. In theory and subject to a number of conditions, this is so, but in practice, the capabilities of a modern camera, especially in mobile devices, are not at all determined by the parameters of the matrix, and even more so by the number of pixels on them.

Now the bottleneck is rather optics. First, she also has her own permission. If the resolution of the optics is low, then no multi-megapixel sensor will help. Secondly, the photo module in the phone must be compact, which imposes serious restrictions on the size of the optics and on the distance between the optics and the matrix. The smaller the optics, the smaller the matrix should be.

The smaller the matrix and the more pixels on it, the less light falls on a single pixel. It is necessary to raise its sensitivity, and at the same time the parameters of light perception begin to wander and the matrix begins to “make noise”. This leads to the need to use more powerful noise reduction, due to the work of which details are lost, and as a result, the detail of the image may turn out to be worse than that of a less “megapixel” matrix.

Therefore, at a certain moment, in order to improve the image quality, you have to “reverse” the whole logic: make the matrix larger, its resolution. smaller, the lens glass. again larger and therefore the distance between the objective and the matrix will be larger, which in our world of ultra-thin smartphones leads to the fact that the lens begins to stick out of the body and spoils the whole view.

In general, Apple is not the first company to take this path. Before her, this idea was trying to push this idea to the masses, for example, HTC with their “4 Mp” and Nokia. however, Nokia acted more extravagantly, making a huge matrix resolution and relatively large optics for a smartphone. At the same time, the photo module sticks out of the case decently, but these smartphones (808 Pureview and 1020) were still positioned as the choice of lovers of gorgeous photos, ready to put up with inconveniences for this Apple is trying to smooth out the disappointment of buyers: they say, but faster autofocus, stabilization (in 6. electronic, in 6. so even optical). Although under the conditions of our testing (see the reviews of the iPhone 6 and 6), these advantages either did not appear or did not play a decisive role.

And here we come to another point. Firstly, in some situations, the start-up speed and ease of control (clicked. it came out well right away) is much more important than even the higher image quality achieved through manual control of the settings. Those who have small and very fast children will understand. Secondly, the advantages of the cameras of the new iPhones can manifest themselves in difficult shooting conditions and in low light (home shooting in the evening of the same running children. Or parties or something else). The difficulty here is that moments like “and then Lech fell off the table coolly” are poorly repeatable and therefore do not get into the tests. and life is full of them. I would not judge the quality of a smartphone camera only by studio still life shots. I would go even further and say that a smartphone camera cannot be assessed only by the pictures, you need to take the entire set of work of the photo part, since “taking pictures is average, but fast” may be preferable for most smartphone users than “taking pictures perfectly, but you need to keep two seconds and manually adjust the sharpness and brightness “.

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In general, the tragedy of “insufficient number of pixels” is definitely not worth doing, you need to look at the overall quality, and most importantly. the quality and speed of shooting in difficult conditions. in life this is more important. The problem is that you can feel this and evaluate the quality of the pictures (taken by you and in the situations you need) only after the purchase, but the bright line “is now 5 megapixel more. »On the sticker. and before the purchase. And this contradiction between marketing and life is not so easy to resolve.

By the way, all these considerations in no way negate the outright horror of the front camera. Black suspicions do not leave that Apple simply missed this moment. The megapixel race has been snobbishly rejected and the selfie trend missed. And judging by the Americans, who happily click themselves in any situations and carry small cameras on sticks with them, they missed it. I am sure that this will come back to haunt the company, and, most likely, in the near future.

Frame

Changing the size of the case and the size of the screen in the new iPhones is actually a much more serious step than it seems. And the transition to a new form factor creates quite a lot of problems (including for developers), and also noticeably changes the scheme of interaction with a smartphone. In general, it is not in vain that Apple held on to its old form factor for so long.

The iPhone (up to 5s inclusive) has always had two huge advantages: they fit very well and tightly in almost any hand (both male and female), and you can reach anywhere on the screen with your finger. In principle, 5 (5s) had a bit of an uncomfortable reaching for the top corner, but just a little bit. The new models are not just larger. they are in a different way in the hands, and it feels very good if you use 5 and 6 at the same time. With 6 and without it, everything is clear. You hold a large smartphone with your fingertips on the sides (that’s why the power buttons have moved from the top to the side edges), and you don’t wrap your hand around it, and you often have to grip it a little so that you can reach with your finger to one or another place on the screen.

Accordingly, once the screen is larger, it becomes difficult or impossible to reach the top of the screen. Apple’s proposed solution (when the screen slides down to the middle on double-tapping the Home button) is a workaround so that you can use old apps until developers adapt them for new screens. And for this you have to redesign the interface. I think that in the long run, all controls in applications (or even better, all active elements) need to be dragged down. For example, in a browser, the back button, address bar and tab management should be at the bottom of the screen, and not at the top, as before (by inertia after switching from a PC). By the way, in the Nokia Lumia browser all these elements are already there.

That is, we are not just talking about increasing the case and screen diagonal: now the developers will have to rethink the application interfaces. The iPhone 6 can still somehow get by with the traditional ones, but the 6 definitely won’t. For large models, you will no longer be able to ignore the possibility of using in a horizontal orientation. The developers generally complain that the two new devices gave them two additional form factors, plus to the existing ones, which is a lot (before that there were only 4 of them, not counting the division into conventional screens and retina). Therefore, they gradually started talking about platform fragmentation (although in this regard, Android is still very far away). But let’s not go deep into this topic in this material.

In general, the new models change very, very much in the scheme of working with a smartphone. In this regard, I am much more interested in what will happen to the iPhone 5 form factor. Because there are a lot of people who just like the way the old iPhone is in their hand (and a small screen where you can reach everywhere), and at the same time they are not particularly they actively use smartphone functions, and for those that do, the screen is enough. As a rule, business is limited to mail and little things. And they do not sit on the smartphone all day. And they certainly don’t watch movies on it. This is one of the influential categories of buyers for Apple smartphones, and it is very interesting to see their fate.

iPhone 6 and 6: body, configuration, camera and autonomy

The purpose of this material is to discuss stereotypes and common misconceptions regarding the hardware and software characteristics of Apple iPhone smartphones with iOS and competing Android smartphones. Our resource already has objective and detailed technical reviews of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Also with the first and second part of this material.

Since we devoted so much time and text to the screen, let’s briefly go over the rest of the characteristics of the iPhone 6 and 6. And first of all, let’s talk about the case.

Line and prices. interesting points

Finally, the last point, which I would like to dwell on: how will the new models affect the line of Apple smartphones??

The fact is that, unlike previous generations, the iPhone 6 and 6 should be perceived not as a transition to a new generation (with an almost complete rejection of the old one), but rather as the introduction of a new model into the lineup. No, 5c was predictably moved to the “outgoing” category, leaving only the model with a minimum 8 GB as a free application to the contract. But the 5s is still quite in service: they removed only the top-end version with 64 GB of memory (and this is just understandable), but left the models with 16 GB and even 32 GB of memory, and even reduced the price for them. The iPhone 6 and 6 have increased the maximum storage capacity to 128 GB (this is one of the record figures for today), but left three models in the lineup, removing the 32 GB model from it. Most likely, the logic is as follows: those who choose the lower model do not need a large amount of memory (otherwise they would have paid extra for the next one), so 16 GB will be enough for them. And the rest were actually given twice as much memory. after all, the difference between the models remained 100

My opinion is that from the point of view of positioning, the for the iPhone are quite adequate, and indeed, the price should not be the determining factor when buying an iPhone. These devices are for those who love convenience and additional service, and not for those who, with a calculator, calculate the cost price based on the estimated cost of components. The iPhone is not designed for “opportunity for price,” but for those who can afford the price for convenience’s sake. There, and the ruler is made so that “you want better? well, add 100 dollars or stop hanging. ” In general, to say that “this is expensive and therefore will not be bought” is wrong. Those who have a lot of money and who need a convenient phone will buy it first. Because they don’t count every dollar. And then everyone else will buy on credit to look like those who don’t count every dollar. And only a few will go with Hung-Chung-Rui Incorporated, which has 650 dpi and a 1.2m long LTE antenna, and proudly say that “well, it doesn’t work here yet, they promised to fix it in version 4.4. but but the characteristics of the hoo, in terms of numbers, are two times better than the iPhone! “. Well, we all understand, yeah?

Image quality

The photos actually come out very bright and attractive. White balance is normal, the gimbal is working perfectly, and focusing, performed using Focus Pixel technology, occurs in a matter of moments: an order of magnitude faster than in previous models of this line of smartphones. Pictures on a bright sunny day are clear, high quality and underexposed. Minor problems are observed with macro photography, especially when focusing on moving subjects. In such conditions, tap on the screen is not the most convenient solution to control. In this aspect, the iPhone 6 is inferior to the Sony Xperia Z3, which has a more convenient two-way hardware key.

Front-camera

The next in line in the review of the optics of the iPhone 6 smartphone is the front camera: how many megapixels it has and what capabilities it has, we will analyze in this part of the article. Front-facing optics FaceTime received 1.2 megapixels and an aperture of f / 2.2. The low number of pixels should not be particularly embarrassing, since the creators of the Apple smartphone claim that they are quite enough for high-quality shooting. Of the main options for the front camera, you can single out burst shooting and face recognition, which may well come in handy. Also, the selfie camera can shoot videos with a resolution of 720p. Therefore, this optics is well suited not only for photos, but also for video conferencing.

Although Apple fans did not wait for the abundance of megapixels, the camera surprised with many other interesting features: an updated aperture, optical image stabilization, high-quality autofocus and an abundance of other gadgets make the flagship an excellent alternative to a digital camera.

A small flaw on the iPhone 6 is the front-facing camera. How many megapixels do you need for a good picture? At least 5. There are only 1.2. But for posting pictures, for example, on social networks, the front camera will work.

The video filming, which is realized here at the highest level, also deserves flattering words. Once again, it is worth noting that the iPhone 6 optics behave somewhat better in some situations than the iPhone 6 plus. The camera (how many megapixels is in it. indicated above) of the Sony Xperia Z3 does not win the competition much due to a number of interesting and convenient functions, but in some aspects even it is inferior to the apple smartphone.

As a result, the video and photo cameras of the new flagship meet all expectations. The abundance of various functionalities supported by innovative technologies allows you to achieve extraordinary quality of photos and videos, which was previously unavailable for smartphones. The race for megapixels will eventually sink into oblivion, giving way to more interesting solutions from developers when creating cameras for mobile devices. iPhone 6 is a direct confirmation.

Apple’s new smartphones. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which are being rigorously tested for drop resistance, susceptibility to temperature extremes in the form of exposure to liquid nitrogen and placing the device in a microwave oven, have ended up in the hands of professionals from the French laboratory DxO Labs. However, this time there were no blasphemous tests of strength and the use of large-caliber small arms or a flamethrower against Apple devices. DxO Labs specialists tested the photo capabilities of two smartphones and presented to the public the final results with entering into a table that includes mobile devices with the best cameras to date.

It should be noted that quite unexpectedly, both models became leaders and topped the first two positions in the rating, demonstrating, as the representatives of the French company summarized, “the gold standard of shooting quality among mobile devices”. No matter how skeptical readers may be about the new versions of the iPhone, its rear camera module protruding from the body, which someone Peripatetic Pandas suggested to grind once and for all on a grinding machine, both devices received 82 conditional points in the overall standings. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus managed to outpace the 79-point Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3 smartphones, the Lumia 1020 with its 41-megapixel sensor and Carl Zeiss optics, and push Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5 phone to third place.

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Ahead of skepticism about the objectivity of tests of built-in cameras and the bias of the results against the background of the excitement around the “apple novelties”, it is worth noting that the DxO Labs team has solid experience in this kind of assessments. On the other hand, the final data on the thousands of cameras studied, including both modules installed in mobile devices and professional DSLR cameras, often cause confusion among professionals who hint or claim that site owners are interested in promoting specific brands.

All mobile devices were rated on the basis of indicators such as camera color accuracy, abundance of noise, autofocus operation, image detail in conjunction with other criteria typical for the highest quality photo and video shooting. The verdict handed down by the testers from DxO Labs was not long in coming: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are characterized by really good autoexposure in a wide range of illumination, as well as fast and accurate autofocus. Due to the latter, the camera received additional points both in the analysis of the photos taken and the video footage.

In addition, the laboratory noted the high level of detail in photographs, which made it possible with a maximum resolution of only 8 megapixels to outstrip the products of competitors who have long been armed with 20 megapixel sensors. However, when shooting in low light conditions, things are not at all as good as we would like. But here good noise cancellation in both iPhone models comes to the rescue and radically corrects the situation. Cameras are great, if we take into account the published test results, they cope with their main tasks both indoors with artificial lighting and during photo shoots outdoors.

Recall that smartphones iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have identical 8-megapixel iSight cameras, f / 2.2 aperture and 1.5µ pixel size. The only difference between them is that the 5.5-inch modification with the “Plus” prefix in its name additionally has optical stabilization, unlike the younger modification. However, DxO noted that this particular feature in the iPhone 6 Plus can lead to the appearance of unnecessary artifacts in the photo. Because of this, the iPhone 6 received an even higher rating on this item than the iPhone 6 Plus.

The Cupertino-based manufacturer has also increased its autofocus speed with Focus Pixels technology, improved panoramic shooting and face detection. In addition, Apple smartphone cameras allow you to record video with a resolution of 1080p at 60 frames per second, as well as switch to slow-motion mode and show off to your friends a video in the popular Time-lapse style.

The given results without a visual demonstration of the capabilities of iSight cameras would not be complete and could seem only empty sound. To reveal the full photo potential of new smartphones, American photographer Austin Mann decided to personally check what the highly-advertised iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cameras are capable of.

Of course, it was not without a breathtaking video filming of Icelandic nature, which served as a testing ground for new smartphones:

In addition to this, ordinary users and journalists of information publications who received an iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus for testing added to the total number of videos posted on the Web, made in slow motion at a rate of 240 frames per second. How well the iPhone 6 copes with the task set before it, readers have the right to evaluate independently from the short fragments presented below:

To appreciate the extent of the work done by Apple engineers to improve the camera with a very modest 8 megapixel by today’s standards, another famous person from the world of photography. Lisa Bettany. presented comparative images of the same object, photographed on cameras of all ever released iPhone smartphones from 2007 to the present day.

All eight models of mobile devices with iOS received attention, starting with the iPhone 2G and ending with the iPhone 6. The only one who remained, as they say, behind or outside the frame, is the iPhone 6 Plus smartphone. However, it is unlikely that he could visually stand out against the background of the iPhone 6, given the use of the same sensors.

Ms Bettany took the trouble to shoot enough material by posting the photos on her website. But even from several presented images with the naked eye, you can see the evolution of cameras in the now iconic smartphones with iOS.

How many megapixels does the iPhone 6 camera have? What have the developers prepared to improve the images? According to statistics, significantly more images are taken on the iРhone than on any other type of camera in the world. Taking pictures with iSight is fun and easy.

The 8-megapixel camera of the new iPhone has the following features:

  • Focus Pixels. the sensor has more information about the image and can focus faster;
  • panoramic shooting improved in quality several times;
  • face recognition. allows you to improve the quality of portraits and group shots. There are now optimized versions of smile detection, face detection in burst shooting. Innovations push aside the question “How many pixels does the iPhone 6 camera have?” to the background;
  • exposure control allows you to adjust the saturation of light and color simply during shooting or photographing;
  • image stabilization (automatic) helps to avoid blurry photos; Optical stabilization (for iPhone 6 Plus) improves image quality and compensates for hand shake when taking pictures.

Night shots

Now let’s talk about night photography using the iPhone 6. The camera, no matter how many megapixels it may have, is of no value without a high-quality flash. The True Tone LED flash allows you to get good pictures even in low light or at night. The picture comes out several times worse than the analogue made with an abundance of lighting, but still the quality is quite decent. The photos are slightly darker than those of the same Z3, which has 20.7 megapixels, but the noise in the pictures of the apple smartphone is slightly less.

iPhone 6: Camera Test

Design flaws

What kind of camera came out with the iPhone 6, how many megapixels it has, it became clear, and now it is worth noting the location of the main lens. The camera peephole in this model turned out to be somewhat protruding. The developers explain this by the fact that it is impossible to achieve a perfectly smooth body with the abundance of various functionalities for photo and video shooting that the new flagship has. This is a small drawback. Now, in order to lay the phone flat, you need to lay it exclusively on the screen surface. It is also easy to touch the camera and damage the lens. Plus, it upsets the fact that dust and various debris are constantly collecting around the peephole. However, the American brand produces many interesting cases for its users, with the help of which it will be possible to protect the optics from contamination and mechanical damage.

Main camera

Immediately I want to know, making a review on the iPhone 6, how many megapixels the camera has. Has their number increased in comparison with the previous models of the brand? Unfortunately for many, the number of pixels in the main optics, called iSight, remained the same. 8. But it has long been known that the number of pixels is far from the most important indicator of the quality of shooting, since a good picture also depends on a number of other important parameters.

The iPhone 6’s camera has a beefed up sensor and an f / 2.2 aperture lens. This innovation, along with 1.5μm pixels, will give owners a unique shooting experience. Other useful features include autofocus, a hybrid infrared filter, face recognition, a 5 element lens system, a mechanical HDR system, and an optical image stabilizer. What pixels can we talk about when there are such fancy options in the arsenal? Now let’s talk in more detail about the optics of the iPhone 6 device: which camera, how many megapixels it has.

iPhone 6 what camera how many megapixels

The same 8 megapixels or not?

  • iPhone 5. 8MP, 1 / 3.2-inch sensor, f2.4, 1.2MP front camera
  • iPhone 5S. 8MP, 1/3-inch sensor, f2.2, 1.2MP front camera
  • iPhone 6. 8MP, 1/3-inch sensor, f2.2, Focus Pixels, True Tone flash, DIS, 1.2MP front camera
  • iPhone 6 Plus. 8MP, 1/3-inch sensor, f2.2, Focus Pixels, True Tone flash, OIS, 1.2MP front camera

As you can see, in terms of megapixel, little has changed in the Apple kingdom. Don’t be discouraged, as you know, megapixels are not everything.

Focus Pixels is the most touted new camera feature. According to Apple, the new sensor built into the iPhone can significantly reduce focusing time and face detection time. Focus Pixels almost instantly focuses.

Another advanced feature is optical image stabilization (OIS). Many flagships from competitors have also managed to acquire this feature, so it’s no surprise that the iPhone 6 Plus has got OIS. The iPhone 6, unlike its overgrown brother (6 Plus), has acquired digital image stabilization (DIS). Let’s wait for the comparison of the pictures and find out if this parameter so strongly affects the difference in quality when photographing.

In panorama mode, photos can be as high as 43 megapixels.

This camera changed the photograph. Now it’s the video turn.

It is with such a title that the main page dedicated to the cameras of the new iPhones meets us. Let’s see what will please us with the video capabilities of the new iPhone 6.

Compared to the 5s, the maximum video quality has grown from 1080p 30fps (frames per second. frame per second) to 1080p 60fps, and slow motion now allows you to shoot up to 240fps in 720p quality (versus 120fps on the iPhone 5s)

Now iPhone users have access to the function of time-lapse video (TimeLapse) without leaving the standard application.

IPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus camera

To begin with, a little personal impressions. I was frankly disappointed with the presentation of the new iPhone 6. There are many reasons for this: a weak update of the hardware filling, the presence of a 128 GB version only in the iPhone 6 Plus, too large dimensions of the device, lack of sapphire glass, lack of protection against moisture, poor camera update, bulging lens. There are, of course, things that made me happy, among them: an almost completely metal case, a good battery for the iPhone 6 Plus, a nice design (for my taste), an enlarged screen. But the situation repeats from year to year, we are waiting for a new revolutionary smartphone from Apple, but we get a new iPhone, which is certainly good, but there are not enough stars from the sky. Personally, I’m still like the iPhone 5, and next year we’ll see if I’ll switch to Android.

Verdict

No wonder, they probably say that happiness is not in megapixels. The camera of the new iPhone is doing well and shows itself well even in comparison with the top-end smartphones of competitors. Regarding the smartphone, there may be new models and do not evoke the emotions that the old iPhones evoked after the presentation during Steve’s time, but we must admit that the model turned out to be well-coordinated and of high quality, thanks to which people around the world turn on “Wishlist” at the mere mention of the iPhone 6.

IPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Cameras Voted Best Mobile

Apple’s new smartphones. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which are being rigorously tested for drop resistance, susceptibility to temperature extremes in the form of exposure to liquid nitrogen and placing the device in a microwave oven, have ended up in the hands of professionals from the French laboratory DxO Labs. However, this time there were no blasphemous tests of strength and the use of large-caliber small arms or a flamethrower against Apple devices. DxO Labs specialists tested the photo capabilities of two smartphones and presented to the public the final results with entering into a table that includes mobile devices with the best cameras to date.

It should be noted that quite unexpectedly, both models became leaders and topped the first two positions in the rating, demonstrating, as the representatives of the French company summarized, “the gold standard of shooting quality among mobile devices”. No matter how skeptical readers may be about the new versions of the iPhone, its rear camera module protruding from the body, which someone Peripatetic Pandas suggested to grind once and for all on a grinding machine, both devices received 82 conditional points in the overall standings. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus managed to outpace the 79-point Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3 smartphones, the Lumia 1020 with its 41-megapixel sensor and Carl Zeiss optics, and push Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5 phone to third place.

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Ahead of skepticism about the objectivity of tests of built-in cameras and the bias of the results against the background of the excitement around the “apple novelties”, it is worth noting that the DxO Labs team has solid experience in this kind of assessments. On the other hand, the final data on the thousands of cameras studied, including both modules installed in mobile devices and professional DSLR cameras, often cause confusion among professionals who hint or claim that site owners are interested in promoting specific brands.

All mobile devices were rated on the basis of indicators such as camera color accuracy, abundance of noise, autofocus operation, image detail in conjunction with other criteria typical for the highest quality photo and video shooting. The verdict handed down by the testers from DxO Labs was not long in coming: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are characterized by really good autoexposure in a wide range of illumination, as well as fast and accurate autofocus. Due to the latter, the camera received additional points both in the analysis of the photos taken and the video footage.

In addition, the laboratory noted the high level of detail in photographs, which made it possible with a maximum resolution of only 8 megapixels to outstrip the products of competitors who have long been armed with 20 megapixel sensors. However, when shooting in low light conditions, things are not at all as good as we would like. But here good noise cancellation in both iPhone models comes to the rescue and radically corrects the situation. Cameras are great, if we take into account the published test results, they cope with their main tasks both indoors with artificial lighting and during photo shoots outdoors.

Recall that smartphones iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have identical 8-megapixel iSight cameras, f / 2.2 aperture and 1.5µ pixel size. The only difference between them is that the 5.5-inch modification with the “Plus” prefix in its name additionally has optical stabilization, unlike the younger modification. However, DxO noted that this particular feature in the iPhone 6 Plus can lead to the appearance of unnecessary artifacts in the photo. Because of this, the iPhone 6 received an even higher rating on this item than the iPhone 6 Plus.

The Cupertino-based manufacturer has also increased its autofocus speed with Focus Pixels technology, improved panoramic shooting and face detection. In addition, Apple smartphone cameras allow you to record video with a resolution of 1080p at 60 frames per second, as well as switch to slow-motion mode and show off to your friends a video in the popular Time-lapse style.

The given results without a visual demonstration of the capabilities of iSight cameras would not be complete and could seem only empty sound. To reveal the full photo potential of new smartphones, American photographer Austin Mann decided to personally check what the highly-advertised iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cameras are capable of.

Of course, it was not without a breathtaking video filming of Icelandic nature, which served as a testing ground for new smartphones:

In addition to this, ordinary users and journalists of information publications who received an iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus for testing added to the total number of videos posted on the Web, made in slow motion at a rate of 240 frames per second. How well the iPhone 6 copes with the task set before it, readers have the right to evaluate independently from the short fragments presented below:

To appreciate the extent of the work done by Apple engineers to improve the camera with a very modest 8 megapixel by today’s standards, another famous person from the world of photography. Lisa Bettany. presented comparative images of the same object, photographed on cameras of all ever released iPhone smartphones from 2007 to the present day.

All eight models of mobile devices with iOS received attention, starting with the iPhone 2G and ending with the iPhone 6. The only one who remained, as they say, behind or outside the frame, is the iPhone 6 Plus smartphone. However, it is unlikely that he could visually stand out against the background of the iPhone 6, given the use of the same sensors.

Ms Bettany took the trouble to shoot enough material by posting the photos on her website. But even from several presented images with the naked eye, you can see the evolution of cameras in the now iconic smartphones with iOS.

Night shots

Now let’s talk about night photography using the iPhone 6. The camera, no matter how many megapixels it may have, is of no value without a high-quality flash. The True Tone LED flash allows you to get good pictures even in low light or at night. The picture comes out several times worse than the analogue made with an abundance of lighting, but still the quality is quite decent. The photos are slightly darker than those of the same Z3, which has 20.7 megapixels, but the noise in the pictures of the apple smartphone is slightly less.

Front-camera

The next in line in the review of the optics of the iPhone 6 smartphone is the front camera: how many megapixels it has and what capabilities it has, we will analyze in this part of the article. Front-facing optics FaceTime received 1.2 megapixels and an aperture of f / 2.2. The low number of pixels should not be particularly embarrassing, since the creators of the Apple smartphone claim that they are quite enough for high-quality shooting. Of the main options for the front camera, you can single out burst shooting and face recognition, which may well come in handy. Also, the selfie camera can shoot videos with a resolution of 720p. Therefore, this optics is well suited not only for photos, but also for video conferencing.

Image quality

The photos actually come out very bright and attractive. White balance is normal, the gimbal is working perfectly, and focusing, performed using Focus Pixel technology, occurs in a matter of moments: an order of magnitude faster than in previous models of this line of smartphones. Pictures on a bright sunny day are clear, high quality and underexposed. Minor problems are observed with macro photography, especially when focusing on moving subjects. In such conditions, tap on the screen is not the most convenient solution to control. In this aspect, the iPhone 6 is inferior to the Sony Xperia Z3, which has a more convenient two-way hardware key.

Design flaws

What kind of camera came out with the iPhone 6, how many megapixels it has, it became clear, and now it is worth noting the location of the main lens. The camera peephole in this model turned out to be somewhat protruding. The developers explain this by the fact that it is impossible to achieve a perfectly smooth body with the abundance of various functionalities for photo and video shooting that the new flagship has. This is a small drawback. Now, in order to lay the phone flat, you need to lay it exclusively on the screen surface. It is also easy to touch the camera and damage the lens. Plus, it upsets the fact that dust and various debris are constantly collecting around the peephole. However, the American brand produces many interesting cases for its users, with the help of which it will be possible to protect the optics from contamination and mechanical damage.

Main camera

Immediately I want to know, making a review on the iPhone 6, how many megapixels the camera has. Has their number increased in comparison with the previous models of the brand? Unfortunately for many, the number of pixels in the main optics, called iSight, remained the same. 8. But it has long been known that the number of pixels is far from the most important indicator of the quality of shooting, since a good picture also depends on a number of other important parameters.

The iPhone 6’s camera has a beefed up sensor and an f / 2.2 aperture lens. This innovation, along with 1.5μm pixels, will give owners a unique shooting experience. Other useful features include autofocus, a hybrid infrared filter, face recognition, a 5 element lens system, a mechanical HDR system, and an optical image stabilizer. What pixels can we talk about when there are such fancy options in the arsenal? Now let’s talk in more detail about the optics of the iPhone 6 device: which camera, how many megapixels it has.

Although Apple fans did not wait for the abundance of megapixels, the camera surprised with many other interesting features: an updated aperture, optical image stabilization, high-quality autofocus and an abundance of other gadgets make the flagship an excellent alternative to a digital camera.

A small flaw on the iPhone 6 is the front-facing camera. How many megapixels do you need for a good picture? At least 5. There are only 1.2. But for posting pictures, for example, on social networks, the front camera will work.

The video filming, which is realized here at the highest level, also deserves flattering words. Once again, it is worth noting that the iPhone 6 optics behave somewhat better in some situations than the iPhone 6 plus. The camera (how many megapixels is in it. Is indicated above) of the Sony Xperia Z3 slightly wins the competition due to a number of interesting and convenient functions, but in some aspects even it is inferior to the apple smartphone.

As a result, the video and photo cameras of the new flagship meet all expectations. The abundance of various functionalities supported by innovative technologies allows you to achieve extraordinary quality of photos and videos, which was previously unavailable for smartphones. The race for megapixels will eventually sink into oblivion, giving way to more interesting solutions from developers when creating cameras for mobile devices. iPhone 6 is a direct confirmation.

iPhone 6 CAMERA REVIEW

How much did the iPhone 6 cost at the beginning of sales??

So, the iPhone 6 with memory of 16, 64 and 128 GB will cost customers 31,990, 36,990 and 41,990 rubles. respectively. iPhone 6 Plus costs 36,990, 41,990 and 46,990 rubles.

How to upgrade iPhone 6 to version 13?

  • Updating to iOS 13 through settings
  • Go to “Settings” → “General” → “Software update”;
  • Wait for the update to appear and click “Download”;
  • Click Install to start the update.
  • Updating to iOS 13 via computer
  • Step 3.

What is the camera quality of the iPhone 6?

The camera retained the resolution of 8 megapixels, but the sensor and lens (f / 2.2) were updated in it. It is possible to shoot 1080p video (HD) at a frame rate of 30 or 60 (120/240 in slow-mo mode) per second. The iPhone 6 Plus also features optical image stabilization.

Is it possible to put the camera from 6s to 6?

These 2 iPhone models have no interchangeable parts at all, except for the bolts. There are in my memory a couple of interchangeable parts on laptops and tablets, but otherwise everything is essentially the same, but cannot be replaced. … May 21, 2020.

How many MP is on the iPhone 6s?

iPhone 6s An iPhone 6s 4.7-inch Retina HD display with a resolution of 750 × 1334 and a pixel density of 326 ppi. iPhone 6s Plus 5.5-inch Retina HD with 1920 x 1080 resolution and 401 ppi pixel density iSight 12 MP camera front camera FaceTime HD 5 MP Interfaces Lightning, Mini Jack 3.5 mm 25 more lines

When iOS 13 comes out on iPhone 6?

iOS 13 will be released on September 19 for iPhone 6S and newer models

Can I upgrade my iPhone 6 to iOS 13?

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will continue to receive new versions of iOS until September 2019. IPhone 6/6 Plus will no longer receive fresh updates after Apple releases final iOS 13.

What’s the latest version of iOS on iPhone 6?

Downloading the latest Apple software updates

The most current version of iOS and iPadOS is 13.7.