Apple iPhone 6 Camera Test

The iPhone rich 8 megapixel resolution for great pictures. There is the camera of the iPhone 6 hold on it settings but rarely, more than and Firefox is not in there.

The iPhone 6 camera operation is very easy, just a few settings are accessed via icons on the right and the left edge of the screen. The HDR function in distinct contrasts in the picture ensures that bright areas not outshine and dark is not too dark represented is important.

HDR is however little sense on moving subjects. We recommend to leave the HDR function in automatic mode and to disable only in exceptional cases. The opposite is true for Flash: because the iPhone camera is very bright and usually better look photos without the artificial light switched to, it is advisable to disable the Flash and activate only in the dark.

Perfect automatic

Is the iPhone 6 as ideal snapshot camera, the high speed of the auto focus and the virtually non-existent shutter delay make it clear. On moving subjects can be about just the finger on the Auslösebutton, then the iPhone in rapid series shoots images from which you can select the best.

In addition an automatic mode that delivers very consistent photos in almost all lighting conditions. Even in challenging situations, such as backlight, the software is usually the best balance between shutter speed and ISO.

The iPhone 6 makes great photos. The low resolution is the Achilles heel of the otherwise excellent camera: Zoom, details are lost very quickly.

Resolution too low

Even if the image quality is outstanding: the low resolution is a disadvantage. While 8 megapixels for the expression ranging from DIN-A4 images at 300 dpi, but if you zoom into a motive, details are missing, and one has when cropping the photos of much fewer options than with a 13 or 20-megapixel recording.

Also the front camera with only 1.2 mega pixel offers the lowest by far resolution in our testing field. Apple is videos with a resolution of up to 1920 x 1080 pixels nominally also behind Android, that predominantly dominate UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels). But in practice, the very good video quality, slow motion and time-lapse recordings inspired.