iPhone 5 Camera vs. Professional DSLR Canon 5D Mark III

by on September 26th, 2012

iPhone 5 features 8 megapixels auto focus camera with digital zoom and flash, that records video, captures photo, also captures panoramic images. A close-up photo shows the Sony brand name on the 8-megapixel sensor at the heart of the camera. In smartphones industry, camera has become an essential feature that smartphone makers try to compete. So how powerful is the camera in iPhone 5? Proceed to compare between two photos of same place taken one by iPhone 5 and other by a professional DSLR camera Canon 5D Mark III.

The above pictures were taken by Dustin Curtis. Proceed to his website to view full size photos.

iPhone took noisier photo than canon but photo has fantastic automatic metering. And the quality is not bad if we compare prices of iPhone 5 ($199) and Canon 5D Mark III ($4000).

iPhone camera has been significantly improving. Below are few comparisons of iPhone camera in different generations of iPhone.

iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S camera quality are almost same. iPhone 5 has better display quality, so you will feel a little quality improvement of captured image in iPhone 5.

iPhone 5 camera vs iPhone 4s camera
iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC One X Camera
iPhone 4S camera vs iPhone 4 camera
iPhone 4 camera vs iPhone 3GS camera


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2 Reviews

  1. Marc Z says:

    The 5D Mark III is definitely the best choice but the iPhone camera is very good for it’s size and even better when you add an iPhone camera lens like the iPro Lens or Olloclip Lens.

  2. ha14 says:

    Canon 5D Mark III is a winner, but iphone 5 is handy. If you look the size then this can be understood.