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iPhone 6 Video Sample: Good Enough Without Hardware OIS?

by Todd Haselton | September 19, 2014September 19, 2014 2:00 pm EST

The TechnoBuffalo team camped out last night and picked up brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units as soon as the store opened this morning. We’re spending the day bringing you unboxing videos, impressions and as much other content as we can, including some sample video footage.

Keep in mind that the iPhone 6 Plus has hardware optical image stabilization (OIS) while the iPhone 6 has digital image stabilization that relies on software tweaks, no actual moving hardware, to balance the phone as you film video. Here you’ll see how the iPhone 6 handles that task and you should compare it directly with our sample from the iPhone 6 Plus, which shows off the benefits of having that added hardware.

Also keep in mind that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus record 1080p video, not 4K samples like we’ve seen from some of the higher-end smartphones these days. Do we really need it? That’s still up for debate.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...