Main Difference – iPhone 6S vs Galaxy S6 Camera
There are meany technical features such as aperture, resolution, sensor, etc. that are associated with a digital camera. An experienced photographer will be able to determine if the specific camera is suitable by considering these features. But a consumer will only look at the resolution of megapixels in order to determine the image quality of the images to be captured. The consumer believes that, if the megapixels of the camera is high, the image quality is also high. But the truth is, the image quality is not merely reliant on the resolution. There are many other features that need to be considered. Judging a camera merely by the resolution will mislead the consumer. Let us compares the iPhone 6S camera and the Samsung Galaxy S6 in order to come to a conclusion on the quality of the image. The main difference between iPhone 6S and Galaxy S6 Camera is the front-facing camera. iPhone 6S is a clear winner when we are comparing the front facing camera. The main differentiator is the flash which is actually the screen, which enables the iPhone 6S to capture more detailed images when comparing it with the Samsung Galaxy S6. This is especially useful for selfie shots.
Difference Between iPhone 6S and Galaxy S6
Sensor Aspect Ratio
The sensor aspect ratio is the relationship between the width and the height of pixels on the sensor.
The iPhone 6 ‘s 12 MP camera comes with a resolution of 4032 X 3024 which produces an aspect ratio of 4:3.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 16 MP camera comprises of a camera which has a resolution of 5312 X 2988 pixels which produces an aspect ratio of 16:9.
From the above numbers, we are able to determine important characteristics of the camera. The Samsung Galaxy S6 has 4 MP than iPhone 6S. Although this is true, the aspect ratio of the Samsung Galaxy S6 is higher than the aspect ratio of the iPhone 6S. The higher aspect ratio of the Galaxy S6 will consume the extra 4MP which means that the image detail and the resolution will not see much of a difference. The height of the image produced by both cameras are almost the same at about 3000 pixels, but the width of the image produced by the Samsung Galaxy S6 is higher. The extra pixels will be used up to cater to the extra width, not to add more details to the image. If both images were cropped, they would seem very similar from a detail point of view.
The focal length is a very important part of a camera. The focal length of the camera is measured in millimeters. When the value of the focal point of the camera is small, it is able to provide a wider viewing angle. The iPhone 6S and Galaxy S6 almost have the same focal point which are 29mm and 28mm, which would not provide much of a difference from a viewing point of view.
iPhone 6S camera comes with a focal length of 29mm.
Samsung Galaxy S6 camera comes with a focal length of 28mm.
iPhone 6S camera produces images that are bright when shots are taken in moderate lighting conditions. The colors are slightly darker when compared with the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Samsung Galaxy S6 camera produces slightly brighter images when compared closely.
If we compare the images, the difference is not that significant or noticeable.
Smoothness of the image
iPhone 6S camera produces images that are bit grainy when shots are taken close up and zoomed.
Samsung Galaxy S6 camera is able to produce slightly smoother photos in comparison.
iPhone 6S camera produces images that are a bit darker, but slightly clearer, color accurate and detailed.
Samsung Galaxy S6 camera is able to produce images that have the best lighting of the two when compared, but detail drops slightly and the color accuracy decreases.
iPhone 6S camera produces detailed images which are bright as well. The images are more realistic due to the color accuracy of the iPhone 6S.
Samsung Galaxy S6 camera is able to produce images that are brighter detailed, but colors are not realistic.
Horizontal and Vertical Angle View
iPhone 6S camera is able to capture horizontal angle of view in comparison.
Samsung Galaxy S6 camera is capable of capturing wider angle view in comparison
The lenses we know are circular in shape. This means the light that enters the camera is also circular as soon as it passes the lens. This light will fall on a rectangular sensor which will be relayed back onto a rectangular screen which the user will view the image on the display. The aspect ratio of the sensor will determine the amount of image that will be captured by the sensor. When we compare both cameras here, The Samsung Galaxy S6 is able to capture a wider angle shot when compared with the iPhone 6S. On the other hand, the iPhone is able to capture a wider vertical angle compared to Samsung Galaxy S6, due to the aspect ratio difference.
From the above comparison, it is clear that megapixel resolution is not the only thing to consider when referring to image quality and how the camera is able to perform as a whole. The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge has one-third more megapixels when compared with the camera of the iPhone 6S. But this does not result in a drastic difference from an image detail point of view. If we have a closer look at the images produced by both cameras, they almost look identical. Even if there is a slight difference, it is mainly due to the processing and the algorithms that are used on the image.
Analyzing a certain spec like megapixels in order to determine the quality often misleads the consumers. The marketing department of many smartphone companies uses this tactic to make consumers believe in this very fact. If we really want to get a hold of the image quality of certain cameras on smartphones, the best way to do it is to compare the image itself produced by the two cameras. Without just comparing the figures provided by the companies, it would be ideal to just see and believe.
If we are to compare the images captured by the two cameras, the iPhone is able to produce slightly rich, detailed and more realistic images whereas the Samsung Galaxy S6 captures brighter, but sometimes unrealistic images.