Ever since Apple released its initial iPhone, the smartphone manufacturer has been through numerous rounds of criticism. The initial iPhone had a severely poor camera image quality. Through the years, it’s redefined its camera and video quality, and today we’re taking a look at the iPhone 6s video quality versus the high-end Nikon D750. Long-term critics might actually find that the iPhone 6s did reasonably well against a brand that’s considered a superior video and camera product.
iPhone 6s vs Nikon D750
Nikon has always been one of the go-to camera and video brands for superior quality, but the iPhone 6s camera can hold its own. First, take a look at the evolution between the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 versus other brands on the market.
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As you can see, the quality improved and even competes well with other brands. The lighting is more brilliant compared to other models such as the Galaxy S5, which is the iPhone’s major competitor in the smartphone market.
Now, let’s take a look at Nikon’s 750DSLR video camera versus the iPhone 6s.
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The image does a side-by-side comparison of image quality in the same outdoors conditions with equal frames per second. The iPhone 6s camera definitely captures the lighting at 1080p while the Nikon D750 darkened the image a bit. The Nikon image makes the outdoors ambience look darker or overcast where the iPhone 6s showed more bright and sunny weather.
We could argue which image is better, but the minor details and differences are nothing compared to the quality you get in the iPhone 6s for the price. The Nikon 750D video camera costs between $3000 and $4000. Compare this with an iPhone that’s practically free if you’re due for a smartphone upgrade from your cellular provider. The price alone makes the iPhone 6s a better investment for amateur video and photography enthusiasts.
That doesn’t mean a serious photographer should give up the Nikon brand for the iPhone camera. The iPhone is great for someone who doesn’t need all the bells and whistles of a high-end camera.
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The D750 is definitely the more professional option of the two. The camera has several uncompressed and compressed HD modes, and it has Power Aperture controls for smooth iris transitions. The obvious pitfall of an iPhone camera is its limitations and zero professional functionality and controls.
If you just want a no-hassle video camera that you can port around in your pocket, the iPhone 6s stands up to much of the professional grade cameras including the Nikon. However, if you want to take on professional projects even as a new photographer, the Nikon has many of the professional controls you’ll need to stand up to experienced artists.