The iPhone 4S camera is far superior to the previous generations.
With the new iPhone 4S comes a new camera. Apple’s new 4S camera is 8 megapixels, has a redesigned lens structure, and new camera speeds. The iPhone 4S camera is truly a revolution when equipped with a f/2.4 lens, which means the lens can open wider and faster, which lets in more light, making the picture clearer. With the lens snapping faster shots, action shots at sports games can easily be obtained without blur. Combined with Apple’s A5 processor, the new iPhone 4S camera can perform as well as, if not better, than your average point-and-shoot camera. Another feature of the new camera is the ability to take amazingly clear macro shots (like the one above). Macro is a step above micro, which means it’s taking pictures of things like rings, insects, detailed flowers, etc. The iPhone 4S also records video in full 1080p HD. High definition video was first released with the iPhone 4, but it was only 720p.
When compared with the original iPhone, 3G, 3GS, and 4, the iPhone 4S has an amazing ability to focus and capture the detail in an image. You can hardly tell what the item is on the original iPhone and 3G’s photos. Cell phone cameras have come a long way, and they will continue to grow!
Nobody could imagine that the new iPhone would be powerful enough to record video quality good enough for the big screen but Benjamin Dowie gladly showed us what was possible only 14 days with the release of his homemade HD video.
These were his words:
Holy cow. Time to throw my 7D in the bin* Got an iPhone 4S yesterday and got up this morning to go for a surf. No surf, so thought I’d shoot some stuff to see what the new camera is like on the 4S. Got home, looked at the footage, and couldn’t believe it came out of a phone. Was so excited so thought I’d quickly cut a vid to share the goodness.
It’s actually amazing. The automatic stabilisation seems to work wonders, and gets rid of most the jello. Depth of field is flipping awesome. Colours are really good straight out the camera, but I did give this footage a slight grade with the 3-way colour wheel in Final Cut. Music: ‘Blach’ by ‘Elks of Envy’
I think you’ll agree that the footage above is fantastic, especially when you consider that it came from a handheld smartphone. For many, myself included, the iPhone 4S will negate the need for a dedicated video camera when shooting home movies anymore. It already has made my digital camera pointless.
What do you think of the video quality from the iPhone 4S? Would you use it to record your next child’s birth?