We’ve seen some great photo galleries from professional photographers using the new iPhone 6s ahead of its retail launch today, but now we get our best look yet at the upgraded camera’s new 4K video ability courtesy of ryot.org
‘The Painter of Jalouzi’ is a short documentary (embedded below) following one man’s mission to transform a slum in Haiti by painting the drab surroundings on the town’s hillside buildings in bright colors. The film was done by David Darg & Bryn Mooser for Ryot and shot entirely on an iPhone 6s Plus. The team shared some thoughts on the experience filming with iPhone 6s Plus:
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“When we look at the film now, even WE are surprised at how good it came out considering it was shot on, well, a telephone” Darg says, laughing. “In a relatively short amount of time, we went from terrible pixelated phone photos, to this, which is just as good as cameras that cost tens of thousands of dollars… “When we heard the new iPhone would shoot in 4K, we thought about what we could shoot that would really demonstrate the power of the resolution. Jalouzi is so visually impacting. The mountainside is full of detail and color, so it’s the ultimate test of a camera’s ability. Plus, we’ve been wanting to tell the story for a long time” David said.”
From the images below, we see the guys used some additional gear for the shoot including a tripod and third-party lens setup:
We noted previously that the several early image galleries and videos popping up from the new iPhones are usually shot on the 6s Plus rather than the 6s due to the larger model’s optical image stabilization feature that isn’t present on the smaller iPhone. Both of the new iPhones sport a 12-megapixel iSight camera with 1.22µ pixels, improved auto focus, and other software enhancements with iOS 9.
And here’s the full film from Ryot:
Apple has been promoting several photo galleries published in the weeks leading up to today’s retail iPhone launch. First we saw photos from the runways at New York Fashion Week via Vogue, followed by some shots from a recent MLB game published by Sports Illustrated, and most recently images in National Geographic from a photo shoot in China.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus go on sale today around the world.