How to shoot Full HD videos at 60 FPS with your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus

Apple may have not bumped the megapixel count on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus’s camera, but they come packed with new features such as Focus pixels, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), higher frames per second for full HD and slo-mo videos, which will allow you take better photos and videos.

One of the most significant improvements is in the video department, as you can now shoot videos in full HD at 60 frames per second (FPS), in addition to 30 FPS. Shooting videos at higher frame per second allows you to take much sharper and smoother videos.

But by default the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 records videos at 30fps. Apple has probably done this to ensure that users take an informed decision as the higher frames per second also means the videos will take up more storage space. Just to give you an idea, a 1-minute video at 30fps took up 130.4MB storage space, whereas a 1-minute video at 60fps took up 196.5 storage space (approximately 50% more storage space).

How to shoot video at 60fps on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus:

If space is not a constraint, then you can follow these instructions to record full HD videos at 60fps.

  • Launch the Settings app
  • Tap on Photos & Camera
  • Scroll down and tap the On/Off toggle next to Record Video at 60 FPS to turn it on.
iPhone 6 full HD videos at 60 fps

That’s it, you can now launch the Camera app from the Home screen, switch to video mode, and your iPhone will start recording full HD videos at 60fps. If you want to switch back to 30 fps, then you need to follow the steps mentioned above again, and disable the toggle.

Check out the video review of the new 2015 Mercedes GLA using the iPhone 6 Plus, to get an idea of the quality of a 1080p video shoot at at 60fps: