The iPhone 6 Plus is without a doubt one of the best smartphone cameras out in the market right now. The new iSight camera features 1.5-micron pixel, f/2.2 aperture, Focus Pixel, Optical Image Stabilisation and such, and touts the ability to capture some really good pictures and videos.
In theory, everything sounds great, but how will the camera perform in challenging situations, such as being strapped onto a drone and flown up to the sky to film a video? According to the Flying Camera Company, it looks pretty amazing.
Three UK challenged Flying Camera Company to strap an iPhone 6 Plus to an octocopter and have it record a video while in the sky. It’s not an easy task of course, the iPhone 6 Plus isn’t designed to be an action camera hence it does not have any camera mount screw holes, neither does it have any attachment accessories like a Go Pro or an Action Cam, so it took a while for them to set up a custom clamp on the drone and add on all the additional weight.
Fortunately, they did it anyway and took the setup to film the sunrise of the West Country. The result looks amazing but I’m sure the incredible view and the gentle lighting condition did help them a lot. The team from the camera company also tried out the different camera features offered by Apple like 240fps slow-motion, and said that it really lives up to expectations.
“The biggest surprise was how good it was, especially when taking photos. You can get some really nice depth in the photos as the aperture goes to f2.2 – the colours are really rich too. If really lived up to expectations. I also had a lot of fun playing with the slow mo feature. Being able tos hoot at 240 frames per second is amazing on a phone.”
Don’t believe it? Check out the video for yourself.
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Thanks Elly for the tip!
(Source: Three UK)