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iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S Video Comparison

A YouTube video posted by f1ipzid3 shows a side-by-side comparison between the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S video taking abilities.
Comparing the video shots from the iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4s
This video looks at indoor and outdoor light, front and rear camera, depth of field & also notice the difference in stabilization.

Both iPhones were handheld on top of one another to have equal comparison
All Video has not been altered other than cropping/sizing


Related roundups: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6

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Posted: 26 months ago
Now I have a headache.
Rating: 14 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago
The colors look better and it looks more stable
Rating: 12 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago
I think it's really clear in the water fountain section. Look at the amount of detail on the rock in the foreground on both images... its clear which is better.
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago
Colors look more vivid on the 5...especially noticeable in the green trees and bushes...even the pebbles/small rocks on the ground look more defined to my eyes...nice vid, thanks for posting! :D
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago
The rear camera looks the same to me. The front camera, on the other hand, is vastly improved with the iPhone 5.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago
Watching this video on an iPhone 4... I can't tell a difference. Lol
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago
Better color on the iPhone 6th gen, definitely. Look at the sky and the greenery if you don't catch it right away.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago
Don't get me wrong, I m not here to rip on the iPhone 5, I'm buying one next week when they launch here in Ireland, but I seriously can not see much tangible evidence for improvement in that video,

Now that's not necesserily bad, heck the 4S has better camera than my one X, hence my post.

So please before up sy you'd like to downvote learn to see there are more than or way to see others opinions and wa they are saying in their comment is not the way you read it to be, that was te reason the downvote was done away with in the first place.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago
The difference to the trained eye is tremendous! iPhone 5 is all over the 4S, which was a great smartphone camera in itself! I'm really, REALLY impressed!

Outdoors, there is higher contrast, much sharper detail, better color, good stability with panning. Indoors, macro is terrific, there less blur when moving the camera in the iPhone 5, better white balance.

Can't wait to get mine!
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago

You probably could on the iPhone 6th gen, since it has full sRGB color.


Why do you keep calling it "iPhone 6th gen" in every single posting?
You really like complex names or can't you just not get over the official name iPhone 5?
Or do you simply want to show what a well informed nerd you are?
Rating: 5 Votes

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