iPhone 4S vs Canon EOS 5D Mark II: 1080p Shootout

I know it’s pretty pointless to stack a mobile phone next to the mighty Canon EOS 5D, but even crazier things have happened. Apple stated on their iPhone 4S event that this is best camera currently available on any mobile device, you know, with video stabilization and 5 lenses and stuff. So, to find out how awesome the new iPhone 4S camera actually is, Robino Films, mounted it next to the EOS 5D Mark II and started filming.

The Canon 5D Mark II costs about $3000, whereas the iPhone 4S costs much much lesser. I don’t know if it’s right to perform such a test because both of them are in a completely different league, but the end results of this test made my jaws drop. There is some difference between the videos recorded by both these cameras, but it’s nothing much. Apart from warmer colors, slight blur and some scrolling black lines on the billboard, the iPhone 4S will certainly amaze you.

This test was conducted in a proper way, with both the cameras on similar settings. Well, sort of, because the iPhone 4S doesn’t really have that many settings as compared to the F-22 cockpit on the Canon. ┬áNow, of course the 5D won, why won’t it? It’s got 21 Megapixels and some crazy optics, but it only beat the iPhone 4S by few frames. If you’re a wannabe movie director or a hard working filmmaker with limited funds, then you should try your hands on the iPhone 4S. But watch the videos below to clear all your doubts;

iPhone 4S / Canon 5d MKII Side by Side Comparison from Robino Films on Vimeo
Now, this one is not a comparison. It’s just a short film shot by the professional film editor Benjamin Dowie and it is AMAZING.

A video shot on the iPhone 4S from Benjamin Dowie on Vimeo.

So, what do you think?