If you’re among the thousands standing in line for a new iPhone, you probably have a little time to kill. So this 8 minute video demonstration of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cameras might help pass the time. Even better, it will show off the capabilities of the camera you’re very likely to be carrying with you everywhere in the coming months.
After attending last week’s [company]Apple[/company] event, Austin Mann traveled to Iceland with the pair of new iPhones and used them for both still imagery and video capture.
The result? There are arguably better cameras on the market or in other smartphones — I’m looking at you Lumia line — but Mann’s video and stills shows that the updated camera in Apple’s phones is impressive. Aside from excellent results in various lighting situations, the continuous auto-focus video feature worked well and is a welcome addition to the iPhone. The phase-detection auto-focus in general appears extremely fast.
Also updated and shown off is the Panoramic view, which now creates a 43 megapixel image. I never thought to use that function in a vertical mode, but Mann makes a good case for it with stills such as this:
I was actually a little disappointed when Apple first mentioned the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus camera sensor as it was still just an 8 megapixel sensor. But megapixels surely aren’t the only factor in capturing quality images and video. With the faster auto-focus and larger sensor pictures, combined with optical image stabilization on the iPhone 6 Plus, Mann illustrates that for the bulk of consumers, the new cameras are more than capable of stunning photography.