I’ve been continuing my testing of the iPhone 6, purchased at Halifax Apple store. Today I’ve been out and about, snapping some random pictures for comparison.
Now I’m no photographer, so I left everything on automatic because I have no idea what ISOs or White Balance or shutter speed do ! If I did I suspect I’d be using a ‘real’ camera and not a smartphone. Having said that, when i do take a picture I, obviously, want the best one I can get.
In order to see the images in full quality, I’ve shared them on my Flickr page. You can check them out here:
The interesting thing about this sample photo shoot is the lack of significant difference between them. I had expected the Lumia 1520 (which has a 20 Megapixel camera vs the 8 in the iPhones) to be considerably better. I had also expected the iPhone 6 to be better than the iPhone 5.
With my untrained eyes, they all look look good enough to me !
Where the Lumia does perform though is in zoom. With the Lumia, you simply take a picture as normal (without manually zooming in before taking the shot) and then you can zoom afterwards. It’s quite incredible how far you can actually zoom into a photo for detail. This is a feature you will appreciate more and more as you use it and it’s the only smartphone that I’m aware of that can offer this feature.
In short, after my un-scientific, random photo test I call it a draw. The iPhone 6 focus is incredibly fast which helps to quickly snap a shot, but the Lumia’s ability to zoom in after taking the picture is amazing.
I think anybody buying one of these smartphones would be more than happy with the quality of the photos.