It’s not that risky a statement to declare that the iPhone’s camera has improved over time, but this shot comparison shows how much each generation has improved the photo-taking abilities of the device.
Eight generations of iPhone were put to the test by Camera+ co-founder Lisa Bettany, each tasked with taking the same photo. The devices had to take photos of a bowl of strawberries; of a backlit subject; in standard daylight; and a photo of the sunset, among others. You can see the full gallery and side-by-side comparisons here.
The iPhone 6 lives up to Apple’s promises of better low light performance, and deals with varying conditions quite well. It also captures details much better than its predecessors. And while it’s clear that the iPhone’s camera has improved significantly since the original was released in 2007, the rate of improvement starts to level out in recent years.