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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.  Now, 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?

Top 3 DSLR Cameras Available in India

India is full of camera-enthusiasts and we all know it. There are different types of cameras and DSLR is one of them. Full form of DSLR is Digital Single Lens Reflex. Many professionals use DSLR cameras to capture photos and many people who like to express themselves through pictures also use DSLR cameras.

DSLR cameras are such models that make your camera experience more and more better. Such cameras are wanted by different types of people. First type are that are travel-enthusiasts and use cameras to take good quality pictures of their trips. Second type are photography-enthusiasts who want to become a professional. Third type are the actual professionals who have made photography their profession. Keep reading this post to know about top three cameras which can help the three categories of photographers.

1. Sony A33

Sony A33 is a nice DSLR camera with fewer features as compared to high models which is obvious. After a bit of research, I got 4 cameras under this category and after comparing each of them, I decided to tell you about Sony A33 because of its fine price and good features to cope up with the price. The looks are good as well as the specifications. The specifications are given below.

  • It is a 14.2 megapixels camera.
  • The dimensions of this camera’s sensor is 23.5 x 15.6.
  • This camera weighs 500 grams.
  • Built-in flash is available in this camera.
  • The HDMI out cable is also available.
  • It has a screen size of three inches.
  • Image stabilization is also available in this camera.
  • Video recording is available at 1920×[email protected] fps.
  • It has a Li-ion 1090 mAh battery.
  • It supports SD or MS Pro memory cards.
  • The price of Sony A33 is Rs. 37,990.

2. Olympus E5

Olympus E5 is a very powerful DSLR camera. Olympus is a famous camera brand and that’s why I checked the DSLR cameras from Olympus to include in the post and found out that Olympus E5 is a very nice and cool DSLR camera which deserves to be included in such a list. The camera looks small and compact and the specs are amazing.

  • It is a 12.3 megapixels camera.
  • The dimensions of the camera’s sensor is 17.3 x 13.
  • This camera weighs 800 grams.
  • Built-in flash is available in this camera.
  • The HDMI out cable is also available.
  • It has a screen size of three inches.
  • Image stabilization is not available in this camera.
  • Video recording is available at 1280×[email protected] fps.
  • It has a Li-ion 1800 mAh battery.
  • It supports CF + SD memory cards.
  • The price of Olympus E5 is Rs. 85,000.

3. Nikon D3x

Sony and Olympus. Both are great and reputed brands. So, you definitely didn’t expect me to include a brand camera which isn’t very famous… Nikon D3x is a camera just for the professionals. The camera is definitely expensive but the features it has totally deserve that price. The camera quite heavy but the professionals won’t mind that. The specifications are given below.

  • It is a 24 megapixels camera.
  • The dimensions of the camera’s sensor is 36 x 23.9.
  • This camera weighs 1240 grams.
  • Built-in flash is not available in this camera.
  • The HDMI out cable is available.
  • It has a screen size of five inches.
  • Image stabilization is not available in this camera.
  • Video recording is not available.
  • It has a Li-ion 2500 mAh battery.
  • It supports CF memory cards.
  • The price of Nikon D3x is Rs. 5,24,950.
I suggest Olympus E5 to you because it falls in the middle category and the camera is excellent as well so go for it. Do share your views and opinions in the comments.