The iPhone 6s Shoots Better Video Than a Professional Nikon DSLR
Lee Morris from Fstoppers just shot a 4K comparison video in which he put the iPhone 6s up against their own go-to cameras, the Nikon D810s and D750s.
Lee used a Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 lens at 35mm with the Nikon set to “neutral.” He then grabbed a few shots and was pretty shocked to see the comparison. After down-sampling the 4K footage from the iPhone 6s to 1080p to match the Nikon’s, Lee found that the video from the iPhone was actually much better in terms of details.
According to Lee, the point of the video is not to say that the iPhone was a much better camera than a professional DSLR, but rather to show photographers that under right conditions, they can use the gear they currently own to create beautiful images.
“Obviously the iPhone is infinitely worse than any current DSLR for stills but surprisingly it appears to be a far better video camera than my $3000 DSLR when there is enough light present,” Lee notes.
He further added: “I’m not mad that the iPhone can take amazing video, I’m totally impressed with it. I’m just mad that consumer level products are getting features that professionals have been wanting for quite some time.”
He argues that 4K gives photo and videographers various options that they really want, and while the feature seems to be showing up in the ultra expensive and ultra cheap markets, it completely skips the mid level products.