iPhone 4S vs. Canon 5D MK II: Fight! [Video]

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.

So geeks, what do you guys think of the new video capabilities of the iPhone 4s? Pretty awesome, right?

[Vimeo]

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6 Responses to iPhone 4S vs. Canon 5D MK II: Fight! [Video]

  1. The auto white balance, dynamic range, levels and details are definitely better on the Canon, but then again, one is a camera and one is a phone, not bad for a phone.

  2. anyone notice the differences in light quality between the low light, mid-light and full-light scenes. The cannon performs better in low and mid level lighting, but the i-phone does better in the 'full natural" light that is just weird. Unnatural even.

  3. It's a sad day for pro photographers. I am impressed with the quality of the phone and I definitely see lots of people using it as their main camera, but now it's up to people to choose whether they want to save money and get the iphone or pay much more for a real camera. The lack of flexibility will hopefully open people's minds to get a real one instead. I think it would make a good secondary camera on the go, or when you want to travel light.

  4. Hmm… was the Canon video kept in AVCHD format or converted to mpeg4? Not familiar with Vimeo's settings.With Youtube videos the quality is usually compressed even though it's considered "HD." Depending on the conversion and editing software you might not get the real experience that professionals do with the 5 D Mark II.

  5. I agree with Lynn.

    Moreover, do not forget that, with the Canon, the lense is very important. I see that the test was done only with a 50 f/1.4, witch is a great lense, but with it's aperture there might be problems when shooting on, let's say, a sunny day…

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