iPhone 5S to rock 120fps slow-motion video?

iPhone 5S to rock 120fps slow-motion video?It’s generally accepted that the iPhone 5S will be a slightly souped-up version of the existing iPhone 5, though the Californians will have to throw something special in to make it worthwhile. The iPhone 4S, of course, had Siri.

Previous whispers have touted the notion of a fingerprint scanner, and the latest rumours suggest one of the standout iPhone 5S features might be 120fps slow-motion video.

That’s the story according to sources of 9to5mac, with the discovery of something called Mogul mode in the latest beta version of iOS 7.

It’s thought that the iPhone 5S’s slow-motion Mogul mode would be accessible in a similar fashion to the iPhone 5’s Panorama mode – from within the Camera app.

We’re sure Samsung will have something to say if that’s the case, as the Samsung Galaxy S4 already has a similar 120fps feature.

In addition to Mogul and the fingerprint scanner, rumoured iPhone 5S specs include a faster processor, and perhaps a Sony-provided 13MP rear camera, and, uhm, that’s about your lot. The display will almost certainly be identical to the iPhone 5’s, at 4in (1136 x 640, 326PPI).

The iPhone 5S launch is expected to go down shortly, probably September, with iOS 7 landing around the same time.

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 10, 2013 at 16:04

Wouldn't mknd some native slo-mo action. Samsung tried it a few years ago with the Pixon, but it obviously lacked the processing power. All apps and devices I tried since (incl the quad-core Galaxy Camera) sucked at good slo-mo. Maybe Apple can get it right?

Geearrayedeeellohseekay  Jul. 10, 2013 at 17:51

If you ignore Maps (which was forced on them by Google's demand for user data in return for a continuation of the license) then one of, if not THE, biggest thing you get with Apple is the knowledge that when they do something they do it right. So yeah, if it has 120fps (or higher..) it'll work and work like you'd expect. Otherwise it stays in Cupertino.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 10, 2013 at 20:17

If you ignore Maps (which was forced on them by Google's demand for user data in return for a continuation of the license) then one of, if not THE, biggest thing you get with Apple is the knowledge that when they do something they do it right. So yeah, if it has 120fps (or higher..) it'll work and work like you'd expect. Otherwise it stays in Cupertino.

We'll be called fanboys in the next post :D

But, yes, I'd hope so.
If I compare how fast the photo gallery on my OH's iPad 2 opens (2,500 pics) compared to the weird collection of randomly created albums on the Galaxy Camera (quad-core and all that...) a measly 200 or so pics, then I think you have a point.

loofer  Jul. 10, 2013 at 20:51

If you ignore Maps (which was forced on them by Google's demand for user data in return for a continuation of the license) then one of, if not THE, biggest thing you get with Apple is the knowledge that when they do something they do it right. So yeah, if it has 120fps (or higher..) it'll work and work like you'd expect. Otherwise it stays in Cupertino.

We'll be called fanboys in the next post :D



Fan Boys :)

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 10, 2013 at 21:55

d'oh :p

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 10, 2013 at 23:09

Slow-mo is great fun, the last phone I ever bothered trying it on was the LG Viewty (I think that's what it was called). Obviously it seemed better at the time than it would nowadays!

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 11, 2013 at 06:58

Yeah. I love it.

Stelph  Jul. 11, 2013 at 09:12

I like the rumour and hope its true, slow mo would be a very useful feature for me on iOS.

There are already a couple of apps that you can get that makes slow motion video (slopro, timefreeze) but these work by interpolation (i.e. making up) frames between two frames shot using the iPhone camera, the results are good but nothing compared to what an actual 120 FPS video would be like

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 11, 2013 at 09:15

Yep. Samsung had it right - I think it was the Pixon or Jet; but the device just didn't have the RAM and processing power back then. 5 seconds. More? Freeze.

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