Yes, This Was Made with a Phone: Short Video Shot with the iPhone 4S

Earlier today we shared an interesting video comparing 1080p video shot with the iPhone 4S with footage from a Canon 5D Mark II. Here’s another short video demonstrating the quality of the new f/2.4 lens and Sony-made sensor, created by photographer and filmmaker Benjamin Dowie. He says,

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. [#]

For a comparison of the cameras found on the latest smartphones, check out this smartphone camera showdown published by Engadget today.

(via Mashable)

  • Roy Warner

    Considering one of his points was to show the capabilities of the phone, I really wish he hadn’t color graded it. Still, depth of field is much shallower than my 4.

  • Drew Church

    Any idea how he pulled focus on the last clip? (I don’t have an iPhone 4 or 4S) It was pretty damn smooth.

  • Robby Cornish

    all you have to do is tap on what area you want to focus in on. BAM! that easy.

  • Kendrick Arnett

    Yeah, you can tell it was a simple tap-to-focus by the way the frame snapped a bit the moment it came into focus.

  • minette fourie

    looks like you had a really lovely morning :)

  • kendon

    i wonder how much of these we have to endure till the fuzz is over. okay, we get it, the iphone has a considerably good camera, still it won’t match a dslr or even a real videocamera for video recording. just because there is some stuff it can do as good as a mkII doesn’t there is nothing the mkII can’t do better. all these biased comparisons suck so bad, nobody would put an suv next to a smart in city traffic and say “hey the smart does it all just as well as the suv”…

  • gerlos

    They’re different.
    I can tell you that in my town a smart can go in old, small streets in the centre where the SUV can’t. And the SUV can climb up where the smart can’t.
    The good thing is to know where you can go with one or another, and choose from time to time which one to use.

  • Anonymous

    It’s like the saying goes: the best camera is the one you have with you.