Camera+ app-maker and photographer Lisa Bettany has taken it upon herself to track each new advancement in the iPhone camera technology in the past 7 years. As such, she has compiled a series of pictures with all 8 of Apple’s iPhone models thus far (except for the iPhone 5C) to show the difference 7 years have made in terms of camera hardware.

The pictures, all taken with the Camera+ app, were taken from the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, and the new iPhone 6 in a variety of situations to test the camera’s capabilities.

The improvements? Pretty dramatic.

Lisa Bettany Sapsnapsnap iPhone Pictures
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Lisa Bettany iPhone Snapsnapsnap Full Backlit
Lisa Bettany iPhone Snapsnapsnap Sunset
Lisa Bettany iPhone Snapsnapsnap Daylight
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Lisa Bettany iPhone Snapsnapsnap Lowlight

While the iPhone 6 showed improved lowlight capabilities over the 5S, Bettany found that the camera’s reproduction of skin tones while shooting portraits to be “slightly pixelated and blotchy-looking” and its rendering of sunset to be “much flatter” than efforts from iPhone predecessors.

That having said, the iPhone 6 camera is  faster to shoot and easier to focus and hence, the images taken with the iPhone 6 camera show greater detail and are significantly better – especially in lowlight (as seen in the picture above). Still a win!


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