iPhone 4S vs Canon 5d MKII

*deep breath* Here we go: a side-by-side video comparison test between a phone and a DSLR.┬áVimeo user Robino Films set up both ‘cameras’ as above, with the iPhone exposure-locked and the DSLR’s shutter speed, frame rate, exposure and picture style mirroring the phone as closely as possible. Click here for more details on how the test was conducted.

Considering the iPhone 4S features a f2.4 lens, and that third-party manufacturers keep developing more add-on lenses for the phone, it’s only inevitable that one day we just won’t be able to tell what the hell anything was shot on anymore. Hit the jump to watch the frightening but also liberating video.

9 responses to “iPhone 4S vs Canon 5d MKII”

  1. Odsjfh says:

    wow! cant wait to get my hands on one of these bad boys…the iphone that is

  2. Will Stroud says:

    I can’t wait to get my iPhone 4s. Just ordered it the other day now I’m really looking forward to seeing it’s video capabilities.

  3. Pundit says:

    Looking at the comparison I think it’s safe to say that the Nokia N8 is a better camera than the Canan 5D MKII.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Oh wait, this was *serious*?

  5. Casey S says:

    Hmm… Makes us ask ourselves. Why do we always blame our equipment for artistic shortcomings. Content and how we use the tools we have is what makes a film interesting. Can’t wait to see what those of you with the creative vision will do with such a powerful and accessible tool. It kinda raises the bar yet again. Look what DSLR Video did for the independent low to NO budget cinema scene. Now to have an inexcusably decent HD tool like that in your pocket?!! Well done Apple.

  6. Romanbikes says:

    only down fall to the iphone is at 50 the electric sign is glitchy

  7. clark says:

    The shot are all entirely focused shots no depth of field thats a huge separation. Still very impressive on the phone part i rock one and love it.

  8. Beanie Hats says:

    Hit the jump to watch the frightening but also liberating video.

  9. frame rate, exposure and picture style mirroring the phone as closely as possible