I didn’t have time to go somewhere more interesting yesterday. I might go to Half Moon Bay to shoot today, but I’m waiting for an 11-16mm Tokina lens to arrive. Hopefully it comes early so I can make it out there. I have too many new toys to play with right now
This is a quick Snapseed edit. Not much was done to the image.
The first things I noticed while using the camera on the iPhone 5s were:
- Wow! It’s very fast! It meters faster, takes photos at a blazing 10 frames per second, and there isn’t any noticeable lag on the screen. There was noticeable lag when composing on the 4. The 5s is almost like looking through a piece of glass. You can even get a live view of 8 filters and the original, at the same time, without much noticeable lag.
- Speaking of 10 frames per second. You can shoot a ton of photos in a row. The process of choosing good ones, and deleting the rest, is very fast and easy.
- The 5s captures a wider scene when shooting from the same spot as the 4.
- The white balance seems more accurate than the 4.
- The HDR in the default camera app seems really good and way faster than using a 3rd party HDR app like TrueHDR. It shoots and combines the images in an instant. I’d like to test it out in more challenging conditions still, but it looks very promising.
- The metering while creating panoramas is so good. Everything looks properly exposed in my initial test shots.
- The slo mo camera is easy to use and looks pretty good.
- Did I mention how fast it is? Seriously, it’s impressive.
The fingerprint sensor is very responsive and handy. I had to add the prints of both thumbs and index fingers, for convenience. Before I added all of them, I found myself having to think about how to reach across my body with my right hand so I could use my thumb to unlock the phone. With 4 prints, I don’t have to think.
Let’s see if this link below to my first slo mo video works.