First Apple iPhone 4 HD Video Camera ExamplesJun 24th, 2010 | By James Lewin | Category: Digital Video Recorder, Internet TV, Video, Video Podcasts, Vlogs
The iPhone 4 is out, it’s selling like hotcakes and, if you’re like me, you’re wondering how good the iPhone 4′s HD video capture is. Is it going to be good enough to take the place of a dedicated camera for making videos for your video blog, video podcast or YouTube channel?
Fortunately, people are loading iPhone 4 HD video up to YouTube in droves, so there are now lots of examples available, shot under a variety of conditions.
Check out these iPhone 4 HD video examples and let me know what you think!
iPhone 4 Video Example – Exterior
This outdoor video highlights both how good and bad the iPhone 4 video quality can be. As the image moves from sun to shadow, the video is often over-exposed and blown out. This example also highlights how jerky iPhone 4 video can look, because of the device’s lack of mass.
iPhone 4 Video Sample – City View
This example showcases how sharp and crisp the video that the iPhone 4 captures can be. In places, the image quality is amazing.
Again, though, the jerkiness is barf-inducing.
iPhone 4 Video Example – Interior
This rather strange video shows the quality of interior iPhone 4 handheld video. It does a pretty good job with the color, but movement & lighting shifts result in a lot of blow outs.
iPhone 4 Dimly Lit Interior Video Example
Here’s some iPhone 4 video footage from a dimly lit bar. Expect the quality of bootleg concert footage to be taking a jump!
iPhone 4 Video Lit By Built-In Light
This is shot under the most difficult situation, a dimly list interior where the iPhone 4′s built-in light has to be used in order to capture video.
The image is grainy and harshly-lit, and the built-in light results in serious red-eye, but the video is still useful.
Night Video Footage
Here’s some nighttime footage captured on an iPhone 4. Serious dark & grainy barf-inducing Bourne-o-vision.
Based on these examples, the iPhone 4 should be able to produce some very usable HD video, if mounted on a tripod or other stabilizer and if the video is recorded under fairly static lighting.
Check out the video and let me know what you think of the iPhone 4′s video quality. And if you’ve uploaded your own footage, put a link in the comments!