4K is a wide format with 16:9 aspect ratio.
iPhone's 8MP module uses the aspect ratio of 4:3. With the right app, you might be recording nearly as many pixels as 4K. But in a format you cant easily distribute over any normal video service.
If Apple stays with 4:3 aspect ratio, they would have to increase the resolution considerably to be able to capture 4k.
However because so many users refuses to learn to hold their phones in landscape mode while filming, I think mobile makers, should start using square sensors (aspect ratio 1:1) and then use the acelerometer/gyro, to flip the recording, so we always get landscape widescreen videos, no matter if the person recording is holding their phone in portrait or landscape orientation.
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2015If you are using Apple products, for sure you will say you get what you paid for...Yep. With Apple you get what you pay for.
I am extremely happy with my iPhone 6+ and while I was tempted by the incrementally better S6 low light results, at the end I decided to stay with the iPhone. It is better built than the S6 and I like the design better. But the S6 is the first Samsung camera which is good. Really good in fact.
We'll see what the iPhone 6S+ brings and how it compares to the Note 5, which if it builds on the S6 should have a great camera performance.
xocomaox, 02 Jul 2015Do you know what the resolution of 8 megapixels is? Perhaps you should look into this.Uhm, perhaps you should check yourself before you embarrass yourself some more..?
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2015lie... my s5 works fine on any appslol.. I think you know it lags but you just ignore it.
Huckie, 02 Jul 2015i care about front facing camera.. if it is at least 5 mp, gonne buy.according 2 this article the next iphone gonna have 5mp front comera.. :)
you gotta read carefully.!
xocomaox, 02 Jul 2015Do you know what the resolution of 8 megapixels is? Perhaps you should look into this.Well he is technically right.. 4k would require about 8.3mp for UHD and even more for DCI.. A 8mp cam would just fall short of 4k for either DCI or even UHD standard..
Almand, 02 Jul 2015How can an 8mp sensor capture 4k content?!8mp can't really shoot 4k.. It will fall a bit short.. You'd need something like 8.3mp to get 4k. However you can get pretty close to 4k with 8mp. You can already shoot 'almost' 4k videos with with the iphone 6.. Just need to get the right app..
copy23, 02 Jul 2015conclusion: aiple are stealing your money again...it will come with 12MP okok, but only with d... moreWhilst I agree with you in the majority I think there is an error, IN THE ARTICLE.
The 6S will come in @ 10MP
Reason now 8Mp 3264 X 2448 pixel @1.9MP jpeg
Increase to 10Mp 3160 X 3160pixel @2.2MP jpeg
12Mp is just too large a step ALSO i l;eaves no choice it has to go 16Mp, next which would be the iPhone7 if the iPhone6S came in @12Mp
In addition iPhones start with 16Gb model, jpegs alone would mean 20% less actual photo can be taken
So yes to what you say but 12Mp must be to keep loyal fans sweet until the release. where it's 10Mp but better camera etc
The iPhone6S will be seen as how Apple responds to the S6 / S6 Edge.
Almand, 02 Jul 2015How can an 8mp sensor capture 4k content?!Do you know what the resolution of 8 megapixels is? Perhaps you should look into this.
Weird... In the "Intended Use" section of the patent says "N71 Audio Jack", that in other words means that its the part responsable for "6S Plus" the Headphone connection. Nothing to do with the cameras. Maybe it's just a HOAX?
copy23, 02 Jul 2015conclusion: aiple are stealing your money again...it will come with 12MP okok, but only with d... moreYou say you're not a hater? Hate is reeking in your veins, you ecmven spelled Apple as aiple to show how much you hate them
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2015this will make android fan hurt and to feel better ,they will said "welcome to 2010"It doesn't hurt us that apple is "innovating" what hurts us is the fact that isheeps are being fooled. And by the way about that welcome to 2010 I'm sure if you are sincere you know it's the truth.
Steve, 02 Jul 2015Finally, apple is joining the race... better late than never... My iPhone 6 is now for sale....If Apple was joining that race, they wud hav, atleast, gone with a 16mp module, not 12 So no, they r not joining the race But bringing an incremental upgrade to facilitate 4k I guess
Smile, 02 Jul 2015Even Iphones lag/freeze/heat up/switch off randomly, so just SUare u desperate or what telling lie?