Which one records better video: a DSLR or a smartphone?
Well, that's a dumb question, you'd say: a DSLR has got the much larger sensor which is a huge advantage in low light and it has interchangeable lenses. Plus, it depends on the DSLR, of course. And you'd be right in all those considerations, but let's make a quick reality check: we've got the iPhone 6s with its new 12-megapixel iSight camera that can now record 4K video, on one hand, and the Canon Rebel T4i (aka EOS 650D), an entry-level DSLR released in mid-2012 that shoots 1080p, on the other.
Our setup on the DSLR included a Tamron 17-50 F2.8 VC lens (priced at around $600) and if you add the price of the body, you end up with a total cost of around $1,000. The iPhone 6s is definitely cheaper with its $650 full retail price. Keep in mind that we have recorded all footage using automatic settings on both devices.
So what are the results? Take a look at our iPhone 6s vs DSLR video comparison right below to find out.