Apple's iPhone 4S Adds 1080p Video Recording, Fast Lens, and Gyro Stabilization
I know the rest of the internet is already clogged with news about the new iPhone 4S -- which looks the same as the previous iteration, the iPhone 4 -- but there are some video-specific features worth noting. The 4S ships with an 8 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor that records 1080p video at 30 FPS. With an f/2.4 aperture and a gyro for video stabilization, those movies shot on iPhones should start looking a bit better. Per usual with Apple promo videos, the new iPhone spot is rife with "amazing," "incredible," and every other hyperbolic term in the dictionary, so here it is starting with the part focused on its photo/video capabilities:
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This is in addition to the new dual-core A5 processor (the better with which to use mobile iMovie?), Siri voice assistant, and Apple finally using the cloud to sync instead of old-fashioned USB cords. The lens features, as mentioned in the live stream of the event, "the kind of features used in high-end DSLRs." More on the camera at TechCrunch. Pre-orders on October 7th, available in stores October 14th. More details on Apple's page, and so you don't accuse me of being an Apple fanboy (here's what I said about the iPhone 4, and I'm currently on Android, though that's about to change), here is the 4s compared to the best of the rest.