I have to say: some reports some simply have more fun reading when you have the test winner "best smartphone camera 2014" in your hand. On the website of dxomark.com A continuous list of the best smartphones is kept, with the rating referring only to the camera. DxOMark checks criteria such as color fidelity, noise behavior, automatic white balance, flash images, low-light images and video quality. Values such as image size in megapixels are weighted less heavily, since the cameras actually all output high-resolution images and it is more about how good the image quality of the images is. This is done both in the studio and in everyday outdoor situations.
The overall grade in the test is given with a score between 0 and 100 points. The first places are currently occupied by the iPhone 6 and 6 plus with 82 points each, followed by the Samsung S5, the Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 with 79 points each. Then comes a Nokia 808 Pureview with 77 points. To be fair, it has to be said that the placements are all very close together. But test winner is test winner - no matter how close. :)
The DxOMark testers rated the following points as very positive about the iPhone 6 camera:
A "negative" point is that the camera does not deliver 4K recordings in video mode - but let's be honest: Who needs a mobile phone film in 4K? Post-processing alone is currently still overwhelming most desktop computers ... for this reason, good quality in Full HD mode is worth more than poor video quality in 4K.
If you want to read the complete test and the current rankings, take a look here DxOMark.
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Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.