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, 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 1920×1080, but that it’s not as effective when shooting in 4K.

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.

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