This Has Been The Evolution of The IPhone Camera

The iPhone’s camera has always been one of its major claims and one of the most used. But do not always have a clear idea of how this has evolved. As it has already become usual, Taptaptap published a comparison of images taken with each generation. In this case, how it could be otherwise, have which includes samples of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

But before seeing them in detail, let’s review a little the Chamber has evolved throughout their generations. An exercise that helps us to see that Apple does not follow trends as the include more and more megapixels for sensors with higher quality.

Evolution of the iPhone camera

iPhone 2G iPhone 3G iPhone 3GS iPhone 4 iPhone 4S iPhone 5 iPhone 5s iPhone 5 c iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus
Resolution 2 MP (1600 x 1200) 2 MP (1600 x 1200) 3 MP 5MP 8MP 8MP 8MP 8MP 8MP 8MP
Opening f/2.8 f/2.4 f/2.4 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/2.2 f/2.2
Flash No No No Yes (True tone) Yes (True tone) Yes (True tone)
Auto-focus No No Yes (Focus Pixel) Yes (Focus Pixel)
Video recording No No Yes VGA at 30 fps Yes (HD 720 p) Yes (FHD 1080 p) Yes (FHD 1080 p) Yes (FHD 1080 p up to 120 fps) Yes (FHD 1080 p) Yes (FHD 1080 p up to 240 fps) Yes (FHD 1080 p up to 240 fps)
Video stabilization No No No No

As you can see, from the iPhone 4S Apple has remained the eight megapixel sensor resolution while much of the industry includes more and more resolution with the exception of bets as HTC and their ultrapixel. And it shows, as we have seen, that it not only has a great sensor according to DxO but that their results are spectacular.

Comparison of all iPhone cameras

Lisa Bettany, well known photographer to be part of the team of Camera + – great application that was recently updated to version 6 with major improvements – has shown a series of examples of different types of photography, from Macro to portraits or photos in low light conditions. The results are that you can see below.

In these screenshots you can see the evolution but if you put the snapsnapsnap website you can see in more detail how is the evolution from photos from the first iPhone to the current 6 and 6 Plus.