Okay. You want to shoot video, but you’ve got an iPhone, a DSLR, or a GroPro Hero and you don’t want to shell out money for a separate big-time camcorder and carry around yet another piece of photo gear.
But how do these different cameras, all of which can record video, compare to each other?
Well, I suppose you could buy one of each, do some rigorous field testing, and then try to return to the store the cameras you don’t want to keep.
But you still would have to pay a lot of bucks up-front, and maybe you won’t be able to hand back the equipment if its been used.
Fortunately, someone else has done the testing for you.
Johnathan Haggans used an iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition, and Canon’s 7D DSLR with a 16-35mm Canon L series lens with a focal length of about 20-25mm to compare time-lapse, optical image stabilization, and slow motion functions.
He said that the “purpose [of the testing] is just to show how much closer Apple is to having a really good camera since most of us shoot stuff with our smartphones. And… because I wanted to have some fun.”
Just click “View Story” on this image of Haggan’s review that he did with the Storehouse iPad/iPhone app to read his analysis and watch side-by-side video shot with the different cameras used in the testing.