WEDNESDAY SHOWCASE: iPhone 4S vs Canon 5D Mk II by Robino Films

It’s time for the HHH Wednesday Showcase BONUS ROUND!

Robino Films has posted a side by side comparison of the iPhone 4S and the Canon 5D Mark II.  The Canon is a long-time favorite of indie filmmakers, and is often cited as being the camera that started the whole DSLR revolution.

Now, I’d NEVER suggest ditching your 5D, but it is pretty damn impressive how well the iPhone 4S compares (under ideal circumstances). That said, if after watching this, you still feel compelled to toss your 5D, please let me know where you plan on tossing it.  I’ll be right over.

Thanks to HHH Reader, Bill Hall, for putting this on my radar.


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One Response

  1. Very Interesting post. I was thinking about that actually… I have the canon 7D and wondered about the iPhone 4S lenses and image quality. the results are awesome, some warm color over the iPhone 4S but maybe can be fixed in post.

    its not clear what is the actual size of a quicktime file of a shot in iPhone 4S, compared to the same shot on 5D M II?

    now, if the iPhone 4S can film a continuous shot beyond 12 minutes (4G)… oh that would be a winner, right?


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