Is the iPhone 4S Camera Good? Watch this Canon Comparison to Find Out.

One of our guest contributors Hen Zee sent me a great video that compares the iPhone 4S video camera to one of the film industries most used cameras in the Canon 5D MK II (I could be making that claim up so correct me if I’m wrong film makers).  I think you’ll find the results to be quite amazing.  I’m no expert in the world of film making, but I consider myself to be somewhat of a videophile.  Besides if something looks like sh*t it’s not too hard to see, especially on film, so it’s not like I’m claiming to be able to analyze pixel density in a progressive scan state or interlaced.

The proof is in pudding as they say, and the pudding is a video below that does a split screen comparison of the iPhone 4S and Canon 5D MK II video cameras.  As I mentioned I think the iPhone 4S does a pretty damn good job at recording HD video for a freaking smartphone!  What aspiring film maker wouldn’t want to have a camera of this caliber sitting in their back pocket?  It’s literally a geek Swiss Army knife.  Check it out for yourself below.  You’ve been thinking that you may need a new smartphone…

iPhone 4S / Canon 5d MKII Side by Side Comparison

Video Description from Vimeo: 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. (I used the Zacuto Z-finder to help me adjust exposure for both iPhone and 5D)

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.

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