The iPhone has inexorably displaced many traditional cameras. However, there are a number of use cases where the iPhone requires, perhaps too many compromises or is not yet up to the job. Sports, particularly fast movement  is one example, while low light is often another.
A recent random left turn brought me to Michael Pendry’s “Les Colombes“.
Pendry’s immersive Pentecost  performance offered a great venue to compare the iPhone 6’s low light capabilities with a tradional, full frame sensor  digital camera.
iPhone 6 images:
Full frame traditional camera images:
I recorded a short video with this camera as well. Watch it here.
I was pleasantly surprised at the iPhone’s capabilities. While not great compared to the traditional camera, the iPhone performed much better than I expected. Perhaps the next generation or two will require further low light investigation.
View a log of the iPhone’s (growing) photo capabilities, here.