How big are iPhone 5 photo files?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by beyondthesmile, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Photos taken on my iPhone 4 with the 5MP camera typically tend to be under 2MB. How big are iPhone 5 photo files, with the 8MP camera?

    Also, on a related topic, a video taken on the iPhone 4 at 720p tends to be around 25mb in my experience. How big would a one minute video file taken with the iPhone 5's 1080p camera typically be?

    TIA :)
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    davehutch

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    Unfortunately, it isn't possible to answer your first question. Photos on an iPhone are compressed JPGs and the compression works best on areas with low detail.
    Therefore a photo of the blue sky will be very small in size, whereas a crowd of faces would be a larger file size
    For the exact same photo, the file size on the 5 will be proportionally larger
    The 1 minute movie I just should was 123MB, but again, it is compressed so not all 1 minute movies will be the same size
     
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    darricksailo

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    For the pictures, I notice they range from 1.5-2.5MB
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you!

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    Thank you! :)
     

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