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The 5s shoots full HD 1080p video at 30 frames per second like pretty much every other phone on the market. You access the video mode using the flick-scroll bar next to the shutter button: one swipe gets you there. The big red record button is the extent of the controls, except for an icon to switch to the front camera (which records 720p video) and a toggle for the video light.
Once you start recording, you get a white button under the record button for taking still images. This is the first iPhone to perform this trick and while it’s a nice feature to have, the images are disappointingly low-res at 2 megapixels. They’re in HD video’s 16:9 aspect ratio.
The 5s has a narrower angle of view in video mode than when taking stills, presumably a side effect of its digital video stabilization. Unlike most other phones with digital video stabilization, you can’t turn the feature off on the 5s. The good news is that it works quite well, which isn’t always the case. Though not as rock-steady as the video image you get with optical stabilization, it’s a noticeable improvement on nothing at all.
The 5s is the first iPhone that can zoom digitally while recording video, though this is hardly a headline feature for most other handset makers. Pinching on the screen brings up a zoom slider. If you’re planning to zoom it’s worth doing this before you start recording, since you can zoom with less phone movement using the bar.
In good light, the 5s’ video output quality parallels what you find in its still images. There’s a good amount of detail, and colors are rendered with just a little extra zest. Motion is smooth. Focus is fairly confident, with little hunting.
In our low light testing, the 5s tended toward underexposure: our typical test scenes seem to be on the dark end of the brightness range that Apple designed for. Most phones accommodate this light level, though some deliver very grainy video as the sensor gain gets pushed up or blur motion with longer shutter speeds. The 5s appears to hope someone will just turn up the lights. That said, the video is perfectly useable, and what can be seen looks relatively clean and sharp. Focus hunting, which tends to be more of a problem in low light, doesn’t plague the 5s.
The 5s features a slow motion mode, a first for the native iPhone camera. It records 720p video (better than most) at 120 frames per second, which translates to smooth quarter-speed motion when played back at the standard 30 fps.
The feature is notably polished in some ways and weirdly cludgy in others. The good stuff first: when you play back a slow-motion video from the Camera Roll, the clip starts at normal speed, slows down through the middle (where the peak of the action might be), and then resumes normal speed before ending. This produces a nifty Matrix-y effect that you can tweak with sliders, adjusting where the video transitions to slow-mo and back again. So far, so good.
There are some sharing options built in: you can fling the video at YouTube or Vimeo with decent results. You can email it or send it to Facebook, but what arrives at other end is low-res and blocky with compression. You can AirDrop it, thought that’s only for the most recent crop of iOS devices in the neighborhood.
But if you want to send your slow-mo video to a service that’s not supported on the Share sheet (say, Instagram) you have to get creative. You can email the video yourself, save it to the Camera Roll, and proceed from there, but you lose the HD goodness of the original file. We’ve seen reports that opening the video in an iOS editor that supports high frame rates lets you save a “finished” slo-mo video that’s playable anywhere back to the Camera Roll, but we didn’t have any success ourselves with that strategy (even iMovie on the iPhone won’t let you slow down slo-mo clips).
If you just want the full-quality file on your computer, things are bit complicated as well. Simply copying the .mov video file to a PC or Mac gives you a video that plays at 120 fps — i.e., it will look like any other video, except maybe a bit smoother. You’ll need to import it into a capable video editor to adjust the speed for slo-mo playback.
Overall, the new slow motion feature is a lot of fun, and the video quality of the actual file is excellent. We just hope Apple adds a bit more flexibility to the export process.
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When the Fujifilm X-T2 arrived, it was more than just a modest upgrade to the already impressive X-T1. While the new X-T3 hasn't changed the overall design of the camera, this model is way more than an upgrade; rather, it's a quantum leap.
The Movie Maker is a compact, motorized slider designed for phones, action cams and small mirrorless cameras. We think it's a fun little kit and a good value proposition for the cost, provided you can work around a few of its weak points.
Nikon's Z7 is the first camera to use the all-new Z-mount, the company's first new full-frame mount since 1959. We've put together our first impressions based on quality shooting time with a pre-production camera - check out what we've found.
What's the best camera for a parent? The best cameras for shooting kids and family must have fast autofocus, good low-light image quality and great video. In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for parents, and recommended the best.
What's the best camera for shooting landscapes? High resolution, weather-sealed bodies and wide dynamic range are all important. In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for shooting landscapes, and recommended the best.
What’s the best camera costing over $2000? The best high-end camera costing more than $2000 should have plenty of resolution, exceptional build quality, good 4K video capture and top-notch autofocus for advanced and professional users. In this buying guide we’ve rounded up all the current interchangeable lens cameras costing over $2000 and recommended the best.
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The 'I'm Back' is now available for a range of old film-SLRs, such as Nikon's F-Series, the Olympus OM10 or the Canon AE-1.
IRIX has announced its latest lens, the 150mm F2.8 Macro 1:1. IRIX claims the lens features 'close to zero' distortion and stands out with its 150mm telephoto focal length.
The RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM is one of four lenses to launch with Canon's new full-frame mirrorless system, and it boasts the longest reach of the range. Take a look at some of the samples we've gathered thus far as our EOS R testing continues.
Nikon's Sendai factory in the Tōhoku region North of Japan has been churning out cameras and lenses since 1971. We had the opportunity recently to visit Sendai during events to mark the launch of Nikon's new Z mount.
There's no mistaking the Nikon Coolpix P1000 – with a 24-3000mm equivalent zoom, it really is in a class of its own. It's a conspicuous-looking superzoom with one main job: getting you really close to far away subjects. We've put together a gallery showing the kind of results you can expect from it.
A new report from The Verge claims Instagram is currently testing a feature that allows users to re-share posts to their own account feeds.
GoPro has announced its HERO7 camera lineup. The updated action cameras feature new HyperSmooth and TimeWarp modes, as well as improved video and photo specs.
The latest Samsung midrange smartphone offers a super-wide-angle lens in its triple-camera setup.
The Sony 24mm F1.4 is the latest lens to join the company's premium G Master lineup. We've been shooting with one for a couple of days - here's what you need to know.
Apple released iOS 12 a few days ago and some iPhone X users are less than happy with how the new operating system has made their phones look.
Camera bag manufacturer Lowepro has introduced mark II backpacks for its ProTactic AW range with models that are said to feature an improved handling experience as well as a collection of accessories that can be attached to the outside.
Canon has announced its latest superzoom camera, the PowerShot SX70 HS. Compared to the SX60 that came before it, the SX70 has the same lens but offers a higher resolution EVF, 4K video capture and support for Canon's new CR3 Raw format.
Cosina has announced its eighth lens designed specifically for Sony's E-mount system. The Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 lens is due out October 2018.
Sony has taken the wraps off of its new 24mm F1.4 GM full-frame lens, which the company claims is the lightest in its class. Despite its fast aperture, the 24mm F1.4 is remarkably light, weighing just 445 grams (15.7 ounces). The lens will set you back $1400 when it ships next month.
In this episode of DPReview TV we take a look at Sony's brand new 24mm F1.4 GM lens, a desirable focal length for many photographers. How does it perform? Chris and Jordan give us their first impressions.
We've had a little time to shoot with Sony's new wide/fast prime, both close to home and on the water in San Francisco. Check out our initial sample images.
Fujifilm released a firmware upgrade for its X-T3 mirrorless camera that addresses issues with distortion compensation and the mechanical lock on SD cards.
The app's algorithms have been trained using using 200 million cropping data points from real photographers.
Thanks to a software update, the Loupedeck+ editing console can now be used for video editing.
British photographic engineer MTF Services is claiming the world’s first third-party lens adapters for the new Nikon Z system with a collection of four units designed to allow cinema lenses to be mounted on the mirrorless full frame bodies.
Think Tank Photo has updated its line of heavy-duty rain covers and introduced a new, compact version for emergency situations.
The X-T3 is our first opportunity to analyze what's likely to be Fujifilm's next generation image sensor. Take a look at how it performs next to the competition in our studio test scene.
Canon's new normal is seriously sharp wide open. After shooting with it for a few days, we've prepared a gallery of real-world sample images.
Nikon will cease offering Brazil-based customer service and technical support, though the company stresses that it will still offer technical assistance and warranty repairs for valid warranties.
Two years ago, CatLABS of JP announced a plan to save Packfilm from the dead. Now, it's announced it's giving up its efforts to better focus its resources elsewhere.
The GoPro Fusion is designed to make it easy to capture 360-degree video and stills. We took it out recently on a typically hot Seattle summer day to see what it can do.
We've got our hands on a full-production Nikon Z7 camera and have updated our gallery with additional samples.
A new Kickstarter campaign seeks funding for Chroma Chrono, a programmable RGB camera flash that emits multiple colors during long exposures.
Think Tank Photo has launched a new lineup of six dual-access, water-resistant protective lens cases it calls Lens Case Duo.
Canon and Nikon finally entered the full-frame mirrorless market this summer with the brand-new RF and Z mounts. Now that we've had some time with the cameras, we wanted to revisit our earlier predictions and take stock.