A Variety of iPhone 4S High Definition Sample Videos


One of the other major new features of the iPhone 4S is the inclusion of a 1080p capable camera. Several sample videos are starting to appear to demonstrate the new iPhone 4S camera. Some are being uploaded only as high as 720P into YouTube, while others are a full 1080P. You can click on the bottom right resolution button in YouTube to switch modes.

Here's a sampling:

- iPhone 4S vs Cannon 500D/T1i on a city sidewalk
- iPhone 4 and 4S video side-by-side showing stabilization.
- A parrot
- Indoors and Outdoors
- Comparison between iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S outdoor video.
- Inside and Outside

Top Rated Comments

HiRez Avatar
121 months ago

As well they should, given the price and the fact that it is solely an image gathering device.
I wish I had a 5D MKII. :)

No doubt the 5D MkII is better, but even if you own one, how often do you have that with you and ready to go? I have a Nikon D700 which takes amazing photos but the fact is I only have it with me when I plan to take it for a specific reason. The 4S is the first phone camera that I feel is good enough to really take serious pictures and videos with that I want to keep and display.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HiRez Avatar
121 months ago
Comparing it with SLR video is kind of silly, I mean it's just not going to beat a Canon 5D MkII or whatever with a sensor like 100x larger and much more expensive glass. But...it is VERY impressive for a phone camera, by far the best I've seen yet. In the video where the guy is going outdoors to indoors and shooting through the window, I'm very impressed by how well the camera handles the contrast. There's none of that jumpy iris trying to find the right exposure, it's very smooth, and the image stabilization seems to work.

I can already tell my point and shoot camera will not be used once the 4S arrives at my door.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
arturmeireles Avatar
121 months ago
I would like to see a side by side comparison of a Nokia N8 video v.s. iPhone 4S
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mattwareham Avatar
121 months ago
Wow.. thanks to MacRumors for linking to my Canon 500D/T1i comparison video.

To answer a few questions... the Canon video was shot using the standard 18-55mm kit lens, and it's outside a Tube station in London.

In fairness, you can get video out of that camera that looks a lot better. I created it as a quick comparison for a website feature and the whole point was to take video 'like a normal person would' - ie stick the kit lens on a DSLR and hit record in movie mode.

The video comparison was just part of a whole camera comparison I was doing yesterday morning so I won't pretend it was scientific or thorough!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
supertonic Avatar
121 months ago
Here is a iPhone 4S / Canon 5d MKII($2,500) Side by Side Comparison.

Wow, iPhone 4S kicks butt!!!

http://vimeo.com/30606785


(http://vimeo.com/30606785)



The rig that was used for this video:

Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrFrankly Avatar
121 months ago

Looks like Slough, UK to me.. I recoginise the two building on the right (round the corner from where I work unfortunatly). Infact, the far left is where my office is.. lol


You work for Wernham Hogg?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

iphone 5s black slate

Images of Unreleased iPhone 5s in Black and Slate Shared Online

Sunday January 17, 2021 9:47 am PST by
Twitter user @DongleBookPro has today shared images of a prototype iPhone 5s in an unreleased Black and Slate color. The iPhone 5s was launched in September 2013. The device featured Touch ID, a 64-bit processor, and a True Tone LED flash for the first time. Other new features included a five-element lens with an f/2.2 aperture, a 15 percent larger camera sensor, Burst Mode, and Slo-Mo...
iP12 charge airpods feature 2

Hidden iPhone 12 Hardware Feature Could Still be Unlocked

Thursday January 14, 2021 2:51 am PST by
All iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models purportedly have a hidden reverse wireless charging feature, according to an FCC filing. The feature has not yet been activated, but could yet be unlocked for an upcoming Apple accessory. The FCC filing suggests that iPhone 12 models contain the hardware for Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) to accessories: In addition to being able to be charged by a...
Top Stories 43 Feature

Top Stories: MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, and iPhone Rumors, Best of CES 2021

Saturday January 16, 2021 6:00 am PST by
This week was sure a busy one in the Apple world, with a flurry of announcements out of CES early in the week followed by a rash of Mac- and iPhone-related rumors later in the week. The new rumors this week included details on updated MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac Pro models, as well as a few other tidbits, so make sure to read on below to get caught up! Kuo: New MacBook Pro Models to...
foldable iPhone concept feature

Apple Testing In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for iPhone 13, Foldable iPhone Also in the Works

Friday January 15, 2021 1:46 pm PST by
Apple has started "early work" on an iPhone that has a foldable display, according to a new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Though testing of a foldable iPhone has begun, Apple has not committed to releasing a device that has a foldable display. Development has not yet expanded beyond a display and Apple does not have full foldable iPhone prototypes in its labs. Like foldable...
16inchmacbookpromain

Kuo: New MacBook Pro Models to Feature Flat-Edged Design, MagSafe, No Touch Bar and More Ports

Thursday January 14, 2021 9:32 pm PST by
Apple is working on two new MacBook Pro models that will feature significant design changes, well-respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a note to investors that was obtained by MacRumors. According to Kuo, Apple is developing two models in 14 and 16-inch size options. The new MacBook Pro machines will feature a flat-edged design, which Kuo describes as "similar to the iPhone 12" ...
macbook pro flexgate

Apple Extends 13-Inch MacBook Pro Backlight Repair Program

Sunday January 17, 2021 10:31 am PST by
Apple this week extended its worldwide 13-inch MacBook Pro Display Backlight Service Program, authorizing coverage for eligible notebooks for up to five years after the original purchase date or up to three years after the start date of the program, whichever is longer. The previous cutoff was four years after the original purchase date. Apple launched the program on May 21, 2019 after...
iphone x camera close

iOS 14.4 Will Introduce Warning on iPhones With Non-Genuine Cameras

Thursday January 14, 2021 8:07 am PST by
In the second beta of iOS 14.4 seeded to developers and public testers this week, MacRumors contributor Steve Moser has discovered code indicating that Apple will be introducing a new warning on iPhones that have had their camera repaired or replaced with aftermarket components rather than genuine Apple components. "Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple camera," the message will...
Apple TV Ray Light 2 Triad

Apple Extends Free Apple TV+ Trials Until July

Friday January 15, 2021 10:50 am PST by
Apple is once again planning to extend its free Apple TV+ trial subscriptions, this time until July. When Apple TV+ launched in November 2019, Apple offered free Apple TV+ subscriptions to those who purchased a new Apple device in or after September 2019. Those free subscriptions were set to expire in November 2020, but in October 2020, Apple announced that it was extending free trials...
mac pro mini feature

Apple Working on Two New Mac Pro Desktops, One of Which Will Be Reminiscent of Power Mac G4 Cube

Friday January 15, 2021 10:23 am PST by
Apple is developing two versions of the Mac Pro to succeed the Mac Pro that was first released in December 2019, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The first updated Mac Pro is a direct successor to the current Mac Pro and it will use the same design. It may also be equipped with Intel processors rather than Apple silicon chips, and it could be one of the sole machines in the Mac...
macbook pro magsafe

MagSafe is Coming Back to the Mac: A Look Back at Apple's Original Magnetic Charging Technology

Friday January 15, 2021 12:16 pm PST by
Surprise late night rumors last night provided us with our first in-depth look at what we can expect from the new MacBook Pro models that are coming in 2021, and there are some significant changes in the works. Along with additional ports, a new flat-edged design, and the removal of the Touch Bar, Apple's updated MacBook Pro machines will readopt MagSafe. MagSafe in the 2021 MacBook Pro...