Features on the iphone 6+

K-amps

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Aug 8, 2011
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Nice to see cross pollination of technologies by different manufacturers:

The iphone 6+ has:

BSI sensor
Optical Stabilization
Phase detect AF on sensor
1080p 120 and 240fps !

Helps the consumer with choices, and pressures all manufacturers to up their game (just as Samsung is lighting a fire behind Apple :) )
 

wickidwombat

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i wonder if you can use the camera with a manual mode? i dont understand why they dont allow this it would make it sooo much more powerfull to be able to set shutter speed and iso manually....
 

Zv

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wickidwombat said:
i wonder if you can use the camera with a manual mode? i dont understand why they dont allow this it would make it sooo much more powerfull to be able to set shutter speed and iso manually....
I thought there were apps that could do manual settings?
 
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From what i know, manual settings for the iPhone camera were not "allowed" by apple. at least so far. manual shutter speed is a function controlled by iOS, and apple hasn't allowed for apps to access it, until now. it is said that with iOS 8 users will be able (through using specific apps) to manually set shutter speed :)

PS. It was about time 8)
 

Zv

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Jimmy_Surf said:
From what i know, manual settings for the iPhone camera were not "allowed" by apple. at least so far. manual shutter speed is a function controlled by iOS, and apple hasn't allowed for apps to access it, until now. it is said that with iOS 8 users will be able (through using specific apps) to manually set shutter speed :)

PS. It was about time 8)
Ah I see, thanks. I have an iPhone 5 as well but never bothered with any camera apps other than the standard built in which for almost all quick snaps does a damn good job. For me the phone camera should work well in auto because that's how I'll use it. I'm more of a functional camera phone user than creative. I leave that to the DSLRs.

Edit - though having full control option is always a plus!
 

Zv

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Remember when phones resembled bricks? And then they slowly became smaller and smaller until they could fit inside a matchbox? And nowadays the trend seems to be for ever larger phones - reverting them back to brick status. I love progress!

Just rambling. :)
 

Steve

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Nov 4, 2013
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RLPhoto said:
240fps is neat but something I rarely use.
You may not but everybody else in the world will. Slow mo cat videos (in portrait orientation, of course) will dominate the internet for years
 

RLPhoto

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Steve said:
RLPhoto said:
240fps is neat but something I rarely use.
You may not but everybody else in the world will. Slow mo cat videos (in portrait orientation, of course) will dominate the internet for years
Yes because all we need is more slow mo 240FPS 720P cat footage shot in portrait orientation because the previous 120FPS 720P cat footage shot in shaky portrait orientation will look like garbage now. ::) ::) ::)

Or maybe because I'm more of a dog person and likewise wouldn't be using the 240FPS feature as much. XD
 

Steve

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Nov 4, 2013
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RLPhoto said:
Yes because all we need is more slow mo 240FPS 720P cat footage shot in portrait orientation because the previous 120FPS 720P cat footage shot in shaky portrait orientation will look like garbage now. ::) ::) ::)
With that built in IS? You bet. I want smooth, ultra slow mo, portrait-oriented feline goodness from my telephone
 

RLPhoto

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Steve said:
RLPhoto said:
Yes because all we need is more slow mo 240FPS 720P cat footage shot in portrait orientation because the previous 120FPS 720P cat footage shot in shaky portrait orientation will look like garbage now. ::) ::) ::)
With that built in IS? You bet. I want smooth, ultra slow mo, portrait-oriented feline goodness from my telephone
Then by all means the Iphone 6+ is the product for your type.
 

c.d.embrey

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wickidwombat said:
i wonder if you can use the camera with a manual mode? i dont understand why they dont allow this it would make it sooo much more powerfull to be able to set shutter speed and iso manually....
It all depends on whether you think of a camera as a tool or a toy to play with. Automatic features like Auto Focus, Auto White Balance, Auto ISO, etc make good tools easier to use, but not nearly as muck fun to play with ;)

The way I see it, the main problem with the iPhone and other smart phones, is that they don't scream "Hey look at me" like a DSLR ;)
 

Menace

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Apr 5, 2012
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RLPhoto said:
Steve said:
RLPhoto said:
Yes because all we need is more slow mo 240FPS 720P cat footage shot in portrait orientation because the previous 120FPS 720P cat footage shot in shaky portrait orientation will look like garbage now. ::) ::) ::)
With that built in IS? You bet. I want smooth, ultra slow mo, portrait-oriented feline goodness from my telephone
Then by all means the Iphone 6+ is the product for your type.
My cat refuses to be filmed with anything less than 4k!
 

wickidwombat

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Oct 27, 2011
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Zv said:
Remember when phones resembled bricks? And then they slowly became smaller and smaller until they could fit inside a matchbox? And nowadays the trend seems to be for ever larger phones - reverting them back to brick status. I love progress!

Just rambling. :)
hehehe reminds me of the phones in zoolander
 

drjlo

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Mar 27, 2012
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Still waiting for Nokia's 1020 successor to come to Verizon myself for photo goodness :D