It's here and it's even better than I thought.
The camera on the new iPhone 4S is proving to be pretty amazing if the crop of videos which have sprang up on Vimeo are anything to go by – and judging by the huge amounts of comments (mostly positive) most of the viewers are impressed as well.
Two videos have caught my attention. The first is by Australian film maker Benjamin Dowie
Here are his first impressions “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.”
Now it is possible – just to get some depth of field using the FilmicPro app with an iPhone 4 but to get this from the native camera is stunning.
The second film out on video is a direct comparison between the iPhone 4S and a Canon 5D MK II by Robino Films. It's only when you see comparisons like this that you realise what great quality the new iPhone camera is.
Impressive though they are remember these videos were made by professional film makers so if you are going to shoot video with the iPhone 4S remember
1/ Use a tripod please, please, please
2/ Shoot landscape
3/ Use airplane mode
4/ Invest in a quality microphone for interviews
5/ Use an app like Movie Camera or FilmicPro where you can set white balance, exposure and focus
Our new 'QuickShoot' iPhone course is being updated - really looking forward to getting used to the iPhone's amazing new camera after seeing these videos.
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