One of the better features of the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 is the 8MP camera phase detect AF. Both devices have such camera with a pixel size of 1.5 microns and have wide f/2.2 aperture. This easily reminds us of one of the previous models – the iPhone5S. Burst Selife and Optical Image Stabilization are some of the other features of this Apple product.
It has to be mentioned that these characteristics resemble the ones found in iPhone 5S. Apple has kept the display resolution at 3264 X 2448. This means Apple hasn’t compromised on the pixel count to give sharper images. On the contrary, they have improved camera features.
The iSight camera is an interesting device. The features of the iSight have been given a boost up by Apple. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the bigger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus have on-sensor phase detect. This brings some meaning and improvement from contrast –detect AF.
What Apple says about the difference between phase detect AF and contrast detect AF is that the focusing system of latest iPhones will be two times faster as the iPhone 5S. The competition from other companies like LG, HTC and Samsung has forced Apple to steam up AF speed for the iPhone 6 Plus.
Focus pixels is the name of the feature that Apple has given to the phase detect sensor. In other words, the on-sensor pixels are devoted to fix the distance of the focus. It brings down the twitching when a camera is attempting to get the focus with the contrast detect AF.
The existence of the Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) on iPhone 6 Plus was one of the key statements from Apple, while the iPhone 6 will just have the Digital Image Stabilisation (DIS). The presence of the OIS isn’t a new feature as it reminds us of the Nokia Lumia 920 and LG G2. It was also found on the various Lumia flagship variants.
What it does is that it makes the lens of the iPhone 6 Plus make adjustments for adjusting the hand movements. This helps in getting a more stable image.
Selfies are getting hotter these days with images – selfires – of celebrities being posted on instagram and Twitter and are getting popular like hot dogs. How could have Apple forgotten a selfie feature for the iPhone 6 Plus? Yes, it exists in the form of Burst Selfie.
Burst Selfie lets you shoot 10 images per second.
The Burst Selfie gives you 10 pictures in one second flat. There is also a self-timer feature with 3 and 10 seconds. It gives you sufficient time to pose yourself for the next viral selfie you take.
The front camera has the f/2.2 aperture. Apple claims that it gives you 81% of additional light. And yes, there is also the enhanced High Dynamic Range (HDR) feature for the front camera too.
You can shoot panoramic images with a resolution of up to 43MP from start to finish. In the Burst Mode, there is also the blink and smile detection attribute. It gives you the option of choosing the best of the shots. So, you get the best image every time with your iPhone 6 Plus.
As far as video shooting with iPhone 6 Plus is concerned, there are some better and enhanced features too. Be it iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, you can shoot in full HD with 1080p. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can allow you to shoot at 30 fps (frames per second) and 60 fps.
There is also an improvement for the slow-mo mode. You can shoot at 720p resolution that has 240fps. The latest iOS8 allows you time-lapse videos. With the help of the in-built A8 processor, the video shooting gets smoother for the iPhone 6 Plus.
The iSight cameras on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are great. The enhanced battery life and the processor help the camera deliver the goods. There is no doubt that the phase detect AF holds a lot of promise for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus device.