iPhone camera evolution

28 September 2014ApplePhotography

Lisa Bettany, co-founder of the popular mobile photography app Camera+:

In this follow-up post to my iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 comparisons, I present an 8 iPhone comparison from all iPhone versions taken with Camera+ including, the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, and the new iPhone 6 in a variety of situations to test the camera’s capabilities.

A fantastic comparison using clever 8-slice side-by-side sample photos. The improvement in camera quality from generation to generation is quite impressive. That said, from the very few photos I’ve taken with my iPhone 6 so far, I can’t say that I’m blown away with the camera quality. The majority of photos I’ve taken have been in poor lighting conditions, and the iPhone seems to severely overcompensate with its noise reduction algorithm.

I am used to shooting RAW photos with a Canon EOS M or Canon 7D. I’d love the option to shoot in RAW mode on the iPhone rather than being held captive to Apple’s idea of a “good” photo. I rarely took photos with my iPhone 4 because the quality always frustrated me compared to a decent point-and-shoot or DSLR. I’m hopeful that won’t be the case with the iPhone 6, but after just a few outings it appears I can’t sell my Canons just yet.

(Via The Loop)