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Here’s the Scoop on Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Camera

Here's the Skinny on the iPhone 6 Camera

Before we get our hands on the iPhone 6, we wanted to do some research and find out more about the feature that interests us most — the camera. What are the specs? How will the quality fair when printing iPhone 6 photos? How does it measure up to its predecessors? Luckily, we found the answers to most of these questions via TechCrunch.

TechCrunch has a lot of positive things to say about the smartphone’s new iSight camera. They even make the bold statement that the iPhone 6, and the even more photo friendly iPhone 6 Plus, are both powerful enough to replace your compact camera. Each camera boasts optical image stabilization, a much savvier shooting experience (less haze, better color rendering), a faster autofocus, and greater low-light image quality.

Here's the Scoop on the iPhone 6 Camera

It’s argued that the low-light image quality is what really sets the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus apart from the rest. We all know too well how your phone’s flash can ruin a photo — demon eyes, overexposure, washed out subjects. It’s not pretty.

The 6 now gives you the ability to take images in low-light situations without having to trigger the flash. Even at night! When inspected on a desktop these photos have better lighting, less noise, visible subjects, and a crisper quality. That’s definitely a far cry from our experience with the 5 and 5S.

The camera has also been greatly improved in terms of video specs. You now have the option to capture 1080p HD at 60fps, 240-fps slo-mo, as well as time-lapse videos. We’re most excited to check out that last new feature! Once you’ve captured your HD video, you can enjoy it on the large Retina HD display.

The iSight camera still includes 8MP, large 1.5-micron pixels, and f/2.2 aperture. Current features now include a new sensor with Focus Pixels, improved face detection, better exposure control plus auto-stabilization, and much more. We’re impressed!

Have you treated yourself to Apple’s latest iPhone yet? Share your own review with us in the comments!

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