Spoiler alert: not well.
Smartphone image quality has improved rapidly over the past few years, creating a fun sub-genre of YouTube videos pitting smartphones against vastly more expensive cameras. (Watch, for instance, how the iPhone 7 compares to a Red Weapon.)
In this video, via Potato Jet, we have what may be the toughest comparison yet, an iPhone 7 vs. an $82,000 Arri Alexa. Suffice it to say that, in this case at least, you do indeed get what you pay for. See for yourself.
Hat tip: DL Cade
Is it time to start shooting video in 8K? We unpack the pros and cons. More ›
Hacking is much in the news of late, but the Freedom of the Press Foundation is concerned about a less visible, yet no-less-vital, aspect of information security: the security of digital cameras. Or, more accurately, the lack thereof. The Foundation has published a letter from over 150 documentary filmmakers and photographers that calls on the major... More ›
In July of last year, we profiled the film Tangerine, which was shot entirely on an iPhone 5s. While shooting a feature film on an iPhone entailed plenty of compromises and workarounds, the end results were nonetheless impressive. So Parker Walbeck’s comparison of the iPhone 7 Plus’s footage against a Red Weapon isn’t entirely contrived.... More ›