4K Video from iPhone 6S Plus Shows Striking Advantage of Optical Image Stabilization

Last year, the iPhone 6 Plus had one camera feature the iPhone 6 did not: optical image stabilization for photos, which automatically adjusts the camera sensor to make up for any shakiness the camera may endure. With the iPhone 6s Plus, Apple has added optical image stabilization for video as well as still images. Tonight, Giga Tech has uploaded a new video that shows off the 6s Plus' optical image stabilization versus the iPhone 6s.


While the iPhone 6s doesn't have optical image stabilization, it does have digital image stabilization, which is the camera's software accounting for any shakiness. Giga Tech notes that digital image stabilization works well when the iPhone 6s is shooting in Full HD 1920x1080, but that it's not as effective when shooting in 4K, as shown in the video.

The video, which takes place in an old, abandoned airplane, offers a striking comparison of the two device's video capabilities. While the iPhone 6s footage looks fine on its own, the contrast to the smoother iPhone 6s Plus footage makes its shakiness seem more pronounced.

Top Rated Comments

Oblivious.Robot Avatar
76 months ago
I wish Apple would try to make same specification products with just different screen sizes! 4", 4.7", 5.5"

Hate to be left out just 'cause I don't want the Plus. :(
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WilliamG Avatar
76 months ago
Cant tell the difference. Certainly not worth paying extra for unless you need to shoot in 4K for your profession. Which is not many people.
Can't tell the difference? Seriously?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
carlos916 Avatar
76 months ago
i could of sworn this was the already standard on iPhone 6 Plus?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
borgqueenx Avatar
76 months ago
I had the + this year, but its still just too big for me. I want to use it comfortable in one hand and thats not possible- although without comfort it is.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oghowie Avatar
76 months ago
What about HD vs HD? Cant see myself shooting 4k very often due to all the memory it would eat up.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brinary001 Avatar
76 months ago
Can we talk about that blue iPhone in the video's thumbnail???
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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