Just how good is the new iSight camera?
When Apple unveiled the new iPhone 6s and 6s+, they decided to finally give us the first substantial camera upgrade in 3 years (since the iPhone 5), bumping up the resolution from 8MP to 12MP. The tradeoffs for this upgrade were small, as the pixel size is slightly smaller in the newer model, allowing the camera to capture less light. On the plus side, the 6S can now record full 4K video, and the added resolution should theoretically allow for sharper photos.
The front-facing iSight camera has also been updated, sporting a 5MP camera instead of the 1.2MP that Apple has stuck with since the iPhone 5. Both front and rear facing cameras have an aperture of f/2.2, which isn’t bad by today’s standards, but may make it tough for the camera to compete in low-light conditions when other smartphones are featuring larger apertures.
I’ve been testing out the device for a little while now, so I’ve had some time to play around with the camera. Judge for yourself how the photos turned out. [Disclaimer: I’ve cropped many of the photos a bit to change the aspect ratio to 5:3, simply because I really dislike the standard 4:3 they’re taken in. Besides that they’ve not been altered].