The new Apple iPhone 6s, and larger iPhone 6s Plus, also shoot 4K video – which should allow users to extract an 8MP still image. The 12MP resolution of the main camera has been increased from 8MP. The front-facing camera, which lends itself to selfies, now carries a 5MP sensor compared to 1.2MP on the previous model. Apple engineers have also extended optical image stabilisation for video on the iPhone 6s Plus. The new models also feature 3D Touch which, says Apple, allows ‘new ways to navigate and experience iPhone by sensing pressure to enable new gestures… so you can dip in and out of content without losing your place’. For full details visit www.apple.com/uk/iphone.
Camera features, as published on Apple’s website
The world’s most popular camera is even better in the new iPhones with new ways to capture and relive unforgettable moments. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus introduce Live Photos, which go beyond snapshots to capture moments in motion. Live Photos are beautiful 12-megapixel photos that, with just a press, reveal the moments immediately before and after the shot was taken, so you can enjoy a living memory rather than an instant frozen in time.
High-definition video improves with support for 4K — with a resolution of 3840×2160, delivering over 8 million pixels — and the expansion of optical image stabilization to video on iPhone 6s Plus, for taking beautiful videos in lower light. After capturing 4K video, you can edit on your Mac®, PC, iPad® and with the latest version of iMovie® on iPhone, you can even edit two simultaneous streams.
Additional camera advancements include:
▪ A new state-of-the-art 12-megapixel sensor with advanced pixel technology and Apple-designed image signal processor, for truer colors and sharper, more detailed photos
▪ A new 5-megapixel FaceTime® HD camera and Retina Flash, which momentarily makes the display three times brighter with True Tone® lighting, for wonderfully bright selfies in low light.