Consumers looking for a mobile smartphone with excellent camera and video quality should look no further than the superb iPhone 4S. This fifth generation iPhone offers extremely high quality photography with High Definition video capture. Here we take a look at this aspect of this popular model.
There are actually two camera facilities incorporated on the iPhone 4S. A secondary camera makes use of the front facing lens on the phone and proves ideal for self portraits but the primary camera is what produces the very best quality. Users can record images at 8 mega pixel resolution from this main unit and the results look superb with excellent quality and great colours. It is not only the image quality that impresses us but also the actual speed at which users can take a snap. The new iOS5 operating system that is used by the phone puts a camera shortcut on the lock screen of the phone for the very first time. This means that in under two seconds users can go from a locked device to having captured a high quality image. A simple interface makes using this feature very straight forward and when held in the landscape position the volume key can also be used as a physical shutter button. A host of features are available to help users take perfect shots. These features range from more common ones such as an LED flash to an impressive HDR mode which takes a series of images at different exposure levels.
Not content with offering excellent still photography the iPhone 4S also boasts a very good video recording feature. When using the main camera users can enjoy Full HD video at a resolution of 1080P, the highest standard currently available. This may be unnecessary for viewing on the relatively small screen of the phone but it is perfect when transferring to large HD television, a task which is easily done with compatible televisions or with Apple TV. The interface for the video recording is very similar to that of the digital still camera and users can access the facility from the camera feature. There is less in the way of features present when using this mode but a video light is a handy inclusion and the sound reproduction captured by the devices microphone matches the high quality of the footage. Video can also be recorded from the front facing camera although this is in a lower standard of 480P resolution.
The iPhone 4S is a leading device for both still photography and video recording. Such is the quality in both of these areas many users will not need to carry around separate device to captures photos and video with the handset performing admirably in both departments.