How do the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 Plus compare camera wise?
Both of Apple’s latest and greatest phones apparently have the best camera in the current smartphone market, according to DxOMark.
Apples uses the same 8 mega-pixel, 3264 x 2448 pixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
The two new phones also feature the new “Focus Pixels” system that allows for quicker and more accurate autofocus on the subject, and a f/2.2 aperture that helps with low-light photo taking and increases photos’ depth of field.
The iPhone 6 Plus does include optical image stabilization (OIS) technology though, but otherwise, both phones have cameras that exactly the same.
So does OIS make that much of difference that interested buyers will want to fork out more money for a “better” photo taking experience?
Techno Buffalo puts both phone cameras through their paces, and concludes that the difference might not be that great.
When it comes to photos taken in low-light conditions, the iPhone 6 Plus does out shine the iPhone 6 as photos turn out to be less grainy, but there is not a whole lot of difference.
Of course, the iPhone 6 Plus’s OIS tech produces more stable video footage, so if making videos on a mobile phone is your thing, then the iPhone 6 Plus is a clear winner.
Otherwise, users who mainly shoot photos to put up on social media won’t be able to tell the difference between photos shot with an iPhone 6 or with an iPhone 6 Plus.