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.
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!