Slow-motion 120FPS capture mode discovered in iOS 7

By Jesse · 7 replies
Jul 10, 2013
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  1. We don’t know exactly when it will arrive, but the next iPhone is likely just around the corner. Amidst speculation about launch dates and incremental hardware upgrades, one question remains. What will be the iPhone 5S’s major differentiator?

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  2. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 474   +84

    Who cares?!!!
    MilwaukeeMike and cliffordcooley like this.
  3. The NSA? :)
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,660   +1,948

    I will join the "Who cares" club on this one. The maximum a phone may need is 60FPS. Even that already will eat up all available space in any phone and in no time. But 120FPS, boy, a single 10-minute record in such mode will fill up a 32GB phone memory.

    If I ever cared about the new iPhone camera, I would say - quality in low light and the ability to take shots in native 4K resolution. But think it will suck through in both directions...
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  5. VitalyT

    If Apple make 120fps on FullHD that will be the World 8th wonder.
    I bet will only 640x480 VGA resolution.
    So its only software update.
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    1080p @ 120fps is nice. 4x slow-mo is very cool to be able to do in impromptu situations as you normally do with smartphone photos.

    By the way, the GoPro Hero3 HD cameras use last-or-current-gen mobile CPUs inside to encode their files. There's no reason why smartphones can't do the same. It's just a form-factor issue - you don't wanna go BMXing with a n iPhone strapped to handlebars. :)
  7. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,886   +1,222

    My HTC One records slow motion. No one knows that because a) it's a novelty everyone tries once, says 'hey that's cool' and then forgets about, and b) HTC doesn't get a press release for every little feature of their phone in an effort to make their customers think they're getting something new by dropping another $600 on the 'latest and greatest.'

    Of course you could sum that up by saying...
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  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Maybe Apple will introduce a 2 for the price of 1 with the new phone. Buy an Apple iPhone 5S and get an Android phone free.

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