iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Improved Cameras: OIS Results in Steadier 4K Videos


Early iPhone 6s and 6s Plus reviews focused only a little on the camera enhancements of the latest smartphones. With more image and video recording tests coming in front, we can see a lot of improvement that the duo is offering when compared to their predecessors, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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In earlier reviews, iPhone 6s camera was mentioned only superficially with a focus on Live Photos, and of course the increased megapixel count over everything else. While there are also these features and improvements, much more has yet to be talked about. For one, iPhone 6s Plus ships with an optical image stabilization module, just like the iPhone 6 Plus. However, unlike the last year's 6 Plus which only used OIS for still photos, iPhone 6s Plus makes it work beautifully for the videos as well, including the 4K video recording.

iPhone 6s Plus vs iPhone 6s 4K video recording:

In the video tests performed by several reviewers, while the iPhone 6s manages to shoot 4K videos, it seems to be nowhere close to the steadier beauty of the iPhone 6s Plus camera. iPhone 6s doesn't get the OIS module this year too, and hence has to rely on the Digital Image Stabilization to make the videos less shaky. Following is a comparison 4K video shot from both the new smartphones releasing tomorrow, September 25.

As you can watch in the video above, iPhone 6s Plus manages to record 4K video that looks like being shot using a tripod. Some reviewers are even comparing the images shot from the new cameras to the DSLR quality. With a better front camera resulting in dramatically better selfies, Retina Flash, an improved primary shooter which now boasts 12 megapixel - a 50% increase from iPhone 6's 8 megapixels, and 4K video recording capabilities, the new smartphones from Apple will be loved by the users interested in smartphone photography. However, out of the two, iPhone 6s Plus takes the cake for being super steady thanks to its OIS module.

Are you buying the new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus. Let us know about your choice and the camera results, when you receive your new smartphone.