Apple’s new iPhone 4S comes with a vastly improved 8-megapixel camera that is getting rave reviews.
So if you want to figure out iPhone 4S’ video capabilities, checkout the video posted by Robino films that compares the iPhone 4S video and the Canon 5D Mark II, which costs more than $2000.
Robino Films have provided the following information about their test:
Here’s a “fair” test between the iPhone 4S and the Canon 5D MK II. I made a little rig that allowed me to shoot both cameras at the same time side by side. All scenes are perfectly synced together so you can pause and scrutinize the frames! See photo of the makeshift rig in the photo area.
Exposure, shutter speed, frame rate and picture style were matched as close as possible between the two cameras.
This test shows that the tiny F2.4 lens and sensor on the iPhone are pretty nice. It even got a little depth of field!
I did not overlay the exact ISO and Stops 5D settings per shot. It was too much to keep track for this simple test. To be fair I matched 5D exposure to the iPhone so no “Cinestyle” / 24p here.
Here are the settings: iPhone 4S
– AE.AF locked. That’s all you have!
Canon 5D MKII – Canon 50mm 1.4 – ISO 160 ~ 640 (varied per shot to match the iPhone) – F 7~22 (varied per shot to match the iPhone) – Shutter 1/60th – Auto WB – Standard Picture Style – 1080p 30
iPhone 4S / Canon 5d MKII Side by Side Comparison from Robino Films on Vimeo.
We’re no experts, so we leave it to you to decide what you think about the quality of the video taken using iPhone 4S.