It looks like iPhone 6s Plus’ camera is even better than expected

“The iPhone 6s Plus has been getting rave early reviews and many critics have said that it delivers a lot more new features than what we typically expect from an ‘S’ upgrade,” Brad Reed reports for BGR.

“The new iPhone’s camera has been earning praise as well, as Apple has upgraded its camera lenses from an 8-megapixel sensor to a 12-megapixel sensor,” Reed reprots. “However, many early reviews say the new iPhone 6s Plus’s camera is about more than just improved megapixel count and it seems to have delivered noticeable improvements in other areas as well.”

TIME Magazine’s photographer Benjamin Lowy, for example, said that with the iPhone 6s Plus’s camera ‘you don’t get over-sharpened images — a hyper-real sense of color that other phones give you,'” Reed reports. “Digital Spy, meanwhile, claims that the 6s Plus’s camera is almost on par with digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras used by professional photographers.”

Read more in the full article here.

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13 Comments

  1. “claims that the 6s Plus’s camera is almost on par with digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras”
    Oh please. It’s great, it’s fantastic, given what it is. It’s best in class by far, I’m sure but full frame pro DSLR’s? All that extra sensor size, all that glass and aperture amount to almost nothing?

    1. I do not believe it was a comparison with professional DSLR’s. Additionally, DSLR’s come in various price levels and specifications. But, I could see that it could compare with a DSLR for it operation. However, put a fast lense on a bottom DSLR and. a slow lense on a Pro and see with has the best range of solid pictures.

      However, the best camera? The one you have with you. Believe me, I never carry all the gear for my DSLR and almost always have the iPhone.

      So the benefit of the new attributes is welcomed.

      1. “I do not believe it was a comparison with professional DSLR’s.”

        You don’t “believe” it? Maybe you will if you read the last line above…

        “…is almost on par with digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras used by professional photographers.”

    2. That was BGR’s interpretation of Digital Spy’s review, but nowhere in DS’s review did it say anything of the sort. It stated:

      “with its DSLR-style phase detect autofocus function and optical image stabilisation boost over the iPhone 6”

      So, it has a DSLR-style autofocus, nothing about being “on par” with DSLRs. Blame BGR.

  2. There’s no optical zoom on the iPhone. So it’s not a suitable replacement for a DSLR or any telephoto lens camera in a any situation requiring zoom, such as photographing animals in the wild.

  3. My 6+ was great on my last vacation and I used it for over half of our pictures but it isn’t anything like my 6D and lenses. I can do many, many things with my DSLR that an iPhone camera will never be able to do.

    One of the reasons I’m getting the 6s+ is because of the camera. It’s great to have a really good camera with me all the time but sometimes I still have to carry that backpack with my DSLR and lenses.

  4. The iPhone can be quite liberating when it comes to freeing a photographer of excess weight, lenses etc. What the photographer does with this freedom is a whole other conversation. Great composition or imagery is not created by a camera…rather by the eye of the photographer.

    1. Photography is as much about controlling light as it is composition. No phone can control light as well as a DSLR with 3, 4 or more dedicated strobes.
      Maybe you can’t see the difference between a poorly lit iPhone photo, but I can.

  5. “Digital Spy, meanwhile, claims that the 6s Plus’s camera is almost on par with digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras used by professional photographers.”

    Digital Spy claims no such thing. The only comparison with a DSLR is this: “DSLR-style phase detect autofocus function and optical image stabilisation”.

    BGR misrepresented DS’ article by adding this ridiculous hyperbole, probably as click bait. I’ll not be visiting BGR in the future, knowing they have such low standards for accuracy.

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