A French TV station turned to iPhones to keep a popular talk show alive during a recent power outage. Much of On n’est pas couché was shot using Apple’s smartphones and limited lighting, but the footage still made it into the final broadcast.
Apple has always been proud of its iPhone cameras, hence its marketing campaigns like “Shot on iPhone,” which showcase their ability to take great photos and videos. But stories like this one prove they really do live up to the hype.
After all of France 2’s equipment shut off during taping for On n’est pas couché, the crew waited three hours for the power to be restored, according to iPhon.fr. They then gave up and shot the rest of the show on Plus-model iPhones.
Despite limited lighting, the footage was edited and used in the final broadcast, which can be seen on YouTube. Thanks to the optical image stabilization in Apple’s larger iPhones, there are times when you can’t even tell a smartphone is being used.
Apple is expected to introduce even better cameras for its iPhones this year. The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 is expected to get a larger camera module, while the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus is expected to feature Apple’s first dual-lens sensor system.