iPhone 6 vs DSLR [Camera Shootout]

In every new device Apple release, the company always focused on improving the camera lens making it more better with further features and improvements. Both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come with vastly improved cameras with features like 1080p HD video at 60 FPS, slo-mo video at 240 FPS, time-lapse videos, continuous autofocus, focus pixels and cinematic video stabilisation.

The folks at Ars Technica pitted the iPhone 6 Plus’ advanced camera against a high-end $3400 Canon EOS 5D Mark III to see how the device compares to a dedicated, professional camera.

Low Light

They started comparing the performances of the two cameras in low-light conditions where there is no light in the room, a scenario that smartphone users commonly run into. The iPhone managed to shoot a photo that was quite dark with barely enough details to identify the objects. The DSLR, with tweaked settings, manages to capture much more details.
iPhone 6 Plus Low light

DSLR low light

 The ability to capture detail is an important trait of a camera. The black lines captured by the iPhone are slightly fuzzy, whereas the lines are much clearer on the photo shot by a DSLR.

DSLR details
iPhone 6+ Details
Outdoor scenarios with plenty of light is where the iPhone 6 Plus excels. The iPhone 6 Plus camera captures a great photo with details, colors. While it’s certainly possible to capture a same or better photo on the DSLR, it requires a lot of tweaking, as compared to the iPhone’s auto adjustments.
iPhone 6 Plus: Outdoor

DSLR outdoor
Ars concludes:
We’ve definitely got enough here to show that under many conditions, a smartphone that costs a few hundred dollars is mostly as good as a DSLR that costs eight-to-ten times as much.
So raise your iPhones up high and snap away—unless you need to spend a lot on a camera, you’re almost certainly fine. Step away from automatic shooting and learn the camera’s settings a bit, maybe, but don’t feel like you need to spend thousands to take better pictures.
For more side-by-side images, head over their website


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