The same night Austin Mann left the recent Apple Keynote address, he hoped on a plane to Iceland wielding an just announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+, to compare the treasures to his iPhone 5S. He spent 5 days exploring the land of fire and ice and putting the Apple devices to the test. In the video clip below (which was also shot entirely on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ devices), you can take a look at some of the stunning work Mann was able to create and see how the new iPhone improves on it’s predecessor. (He was especially impressed with the improved focusing the iPhone 6 exhibited over the iPhone 5.)
Wondering how the new Nikon D810 compares to the Canon 5D Mark III? Jay P. Morgan, from The Slanted Lens, got his hands on both and decided to throw the two in the ring together for a quick side by side comparison. Morgan puts the cameras through the phases as he compares color balance, sharpness, details, low light performance, and overall image quality. Watch the clip and feel free to leave your own analysis of which DSLR takes the crown in the comments section.
I guess a few years back this title would have made me laugh. How are those even comparable. Some were courageous enough to ask how they compare and analyze the resulting footage. And by some I mean cinematographer Alec Weinstein.
I mean the Canon 5DmkIII was used in shooting Black Swan, Captain America and House and it costs about $3500 without a lens, while the Galaxy Note 3 costs $600 and was used to shoot…. well…. cute cats and babies. It does however sports a 4K resolution.
The video is set up pretty cleverly, the lighting is not very challenging – all bright daylight; focal length has been adjusted, and shutter was matched at about 1/200th .Each shot is a few seconds, see if you can spot which shot was taken with which camera. Some are not that trivial to figure out.
J.P. and the crew over at The Slanted Lens took six cameras for a shoot out. Some of them are as high-end as the Canon 1DC, while some are as crappy as the iPad (not the iPad air, just the iPad).
The shootout was done on a pretty sunny day (so the iDevices can even start to compare) with no strobes, again so the iDevices will not be at a disadvantage.
Now here is the big question, can you match each of the photos to each of the following cameras? iPhone 5C, iPad, Canon 5dmkIII, Nikon D800, Canon 1DC and a Sony R7.
Here are JP’s tests and thoughts following the 6 photos, see if you can match the photos to a camera and then watch the flick to see if you were right. [Read more...]