Today I took the iPhone 6S camera out for the first time so I thought I'd give it a quick review. Until recently I've only had an iPhone 5C and I wasn't overly keen on the photographs it took. I felt confident the 6S was going to be the always in my pocket camera I needed and initial impressions have blown my expectations away. This camera is stunning!
I have no interest in tech specs. I want a camera that allows me to capture the photographs I'm trying to capture. Simple as that. If I see something I like I want to pull my camera out and be confident I'll get the shot. Wandering around today the iPhone didn't let me down once. Whether I was shooting into the sun, trying to catch some action or looking for true colours it provided me with the exact look I wanted every time.
My favourite thing about the camera was the speed. iOS offers a great, simple tap and hold solution for focusing and exposure, and the hardware is powerful enough to always keep up with your actions. As quick as I could tap to focus the camera was already there and waiting. I also gave the burst mode a go and caught roughly six mid air jumps from my friend jumping once. Each burst shot was exposed well and sharp.
I could wax lyrical about this new iPhone camera all night. About the colours it produces, or the speed it takes photos. I love the size of the device, the onboard editing capabilities and how it's always connected to the Internet for sharing. I'm completely in love with it because I know it will always be in my pocket all of the time and always be available to snap away whenever I see a photo I want to capture. Recently I was asked which camera I would advise as a great daily walk around and I said the Olympus OMD E-M10 (my personal favourite camera), but I've changed my mind. The iPhone 6S is the must have walk around camera for 2015!
EDIT: I also shot some 240FPS video and a 4K timelapse. Both were incredible quality. Once I figure out how to embed a couple of videos in here I'll amend :)