Apple's iPhone 4S, which launched just last Friday, introduces 1080p HD video recording for the first time on an iOS device. Its 8-megapixel camera with improved optics, in addition to the that new advanced image stabilization technology, means the iPhone 4S shoots awesome high-definition videos.

Benjamin Dowie from Beanpole Productions put together this short film shot entirely on his iPhone 4S, which he says is "actually amazing":

Got an iPhone 4S yesterday and got up this morning to go for a surf. No surf, so thought I'd shoot some stuff to see what the new camera is like on the 4S. Got home, looked at the footage, and couldn't believe it came out of a phone. Was so excited so thought I'd quickly cut a vid to share the goodness.

It's actually amazing. The automatic stabilisation seems to work wonders, and gets rid of most the jello. Depth of field is flipping awesome. Colours are really good straight out the camera, but I did give this footage a slight grade with the 3-way colour wheel in Final Cut.

I think you'll agree that the footage above is fantastic, especially when you consider that it came from a smartphone. For many, myself included, the iPhone 4S will negate the need for a dedicated video camera when shooting home movies.

What do you think of the video quality from the iPhone 4S?

[via Cult of Mac]

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