New Camera Features of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
Apple announced its new iPhone on September 9, 2015. A bunch of new features and improvements have been released along with the successive iPhone models. One of the biggest new additions that impressed us from the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is a much-improved camera that comes with Live Photos, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a better lens and 4K videos recording. The camera quality on Apple’s smartphone is surely taking another huge leap forward! Now let’s learn a bit more about the amazing camera features of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus one by one.
A new feature called Live Photos allows users to capture photos that move slightly. It is one of the characteristics that makes iPhone 6s different from the iPhone 6. Those Live Photos give you the illusion that they’re live moments rather than still pictures. Unlike a video, it is a file that consists of a series of moving images.
A 5-megapixel front-facing camera is regarded as one of the most exciting camera improvements in the new iPhone, according to previous sources from KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo. With this upgraded feature, iPhone users are able to take more impressive selfies and any other photos. Besides a new 5-megapixel camera, the iPhone 6s also gets a 12-megapixel main camera, which is a significant change from the 8 megapixel camera Apple has relied on over the last few years.
Another impressive feature of the new iPhone’s camera is a five-element lens which is similar to that of the iPhone 6. Of course, the new iPhone’s lens is a better one with higher quality and compatible with the new 12-megapixel sensor. But why add a lens element? Well, it can not only refine the image in a better way, but also can remove the colored fringes that appear at the edges of an uncorrected photo.
Most surprising of all, Apple has added in 4K video recording to its camera. This sounds a bit crazy indeed. Many people believe that this relatively new feature will be one of the iPhone 6s’ key selling points. It is reported that the 4K video would take up about 350 MB of storage space on the iPhone per minute of recording. Then Apple would need a way to handle the camera movement well and keep the video output as good as the current iPhone.
More feature such as faster image processing, faster burst mode and 3D Touch enabled quick-access to the camera from the lock screen have come with the new iPhone 6s. That explained why iPhone users are getting really excited about the enhanced functionality in the new iPhone.