Apple iPhone 4S Review

 
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Model Name: Apple iPhone 4S 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor:  
General
Model Number: iPhone 4S
Camera Format: Other
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $649.00
Street Price: $218.99
Date Available: 2011-10-14
Tripod Mount: No
Weight: 4.9 oz (140 g)
includes batteries
Size: 2.3 x 4.5 x 0.4 in.
(59 x 115 x 9 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony BSI
Effective Megapixels: 8.0
Sensor Format: 1/3.2 inch
Sensor size: 15.5268mm2 (4.54mm x 3.42mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.39 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 8.2x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type:  
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score:  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: H.264, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG (,mp4, .mp4, .mov, .avi)
Composite Video Out:
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Fixed focal length and aperture; 5 elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 mm
Zoom Ratio: 1.00x
Aperture Range: Fixed at f/2.4
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 5x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder:  
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.5
Rear Display Resolution: 1,843,200 dots
Touchscreen: Yes
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto (64-800)?
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto
Shutter Speed Range: 1/15 - 1/30000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation:  
Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Spot (not user controlled)
Program Auto Exposure: No
Aperture Priority: No
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: No
Creative Exposure Modes:  
Self Timer:  
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: LED
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: None provided
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types:
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support:
Uncompressed Format:  
Movie File Format: H.264, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG (,mp4, .mp4, .mov, .avi)
Included Memory:  
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes
NFC:
Bluetooth: Yes
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: No
Remote Control:
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): 30-pin dock connector, 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution):  
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 0.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: Internal
Usable Battery Types: Proprietary
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary internal Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz); 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only); Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, Assisted GPS and GLONASS, Digital compass, 3.5" 960-by-640 widescreen Multi-Touch display, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, 8-megapixel camera, Autofocus, Tap to focus, Face detection in still images, HDR mode, LED flash, Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 fps with audio, Electronic video stabilization, Front camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second, Photo and video geotagging, In-camera editing (Crop, rotate, enhance, remove red-eye). Available in black or white.

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