iPhone 4 picture and HD video sizes confirmed, gets upgraded video compression

by Justin Horn on Jun 18th, 2010 @ 10:32 am

Jablickar.cz (via AppleInsider) were sent some pictures and videos taken with an iPhone 4 from a Czech user testing it. So I immediately went to check my numbers from my post, “With iPhone 4’s improved camera and HD video, should I go 32GB?”


The average picture size came out to about 2.6MB, just a touch of my estimate of 2.7MB.


The video came out to 1.39 MB / second (12844 KB file size / 9 secs / 1024) which translates to 83.4 MB / min. You’ll remember my final estimates were 79 MB / min (60:1 compression ratio) – 118 MB / min (40:1 compression ratio that the 3GS uses). So like I was thinking the improved hardware and battery life allowed Apple to crank up the compression ratio closer to my 60:1 estimate I calculated last year.

I have attached a sample picture and video below, just click on them to open a new window to view or right click and save link as to download the full size:

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  5. ctt1wbw
    June 18th, 2010 2:26 pm

    Dammit! 6 more days!!!! I can’t wait!

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  7. Justin Horn
    June 18th, 2010 2:47 pm

    Going to be a long 6 days, that’s for sure!

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  9. Binger
    June 29th, 2010 11:58 am

    Nice post!
    How can we transfer the full quality recorded videos from the iPhone to PC without compression. I always see it compresses the video before transferring.

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  11. Justin Horn
    June 29th, 2010 12:01 pm

    Binger, I beleive the only way currently is to plug it into your computer and access it like you would any other camera.

    You might be able to use some 3rd party apps to do it over WI-FI from phone to PC at your house. Or maybe using DropBox app.

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