Closeup on the iPhone 6 Plus Zoom

My iPhone 6 Plus zoom seems to be proving me wrong.

I always thought digital zoom was useless when taking a digital photo.

The flowers on this Crassula are tiny.

Flowering Crassula succulent plant
Flowering Crassula

I was really surprised by the shot below of these miniature flowers, taken at maximum magnification of my iPhone 6 Plus zoom. The zoom is easy to use. You just pinch out with two fingers. The amount of zoom is shown on a slider as well as on the screen.

macro crassula iphone6+ zoom

This phone does have the advantage of image stabilisation. Nevertheless, when taking an iPhone 6 Plus zoom shot, do hold the phone as steady as you can.