5S Camera much darker in video/slow-mo mode

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lion007, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. lion007 macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2013

    I've noticed indoor at night with enough room brightness, when the camera is selected, in Photo mode the pictures are nice and bright. However, in video mode/slow-mo, the camera dims the image to be recorded quite a bit, resulting in me having to find extra lamps or other light sources. My room is a standard lit room.

    Outdoor though in day light, there seems to be no issue at all either in Photo/Video/Slow-mo mode.

    Anyone else noticing this?

    I am guessing it is normal.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Going with slow mo, requires more light then typical picture taking for some reason. I see this on my OMD EM5 camera and a quick google confirms this is not an unusual phenomenon
  3. jetlitheone macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2012
    Because in order to achieve high frames per second the ISO needs to be boosted and it's only goes to 3200 on the 5s and with not enough light on top of that you can't get pictures exposed right. A picture can have a slower shutter. A film cannot unless you get another app that allows you to set it which I'm not sure if there's any. Yet

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