So 1080p@60fps or 4K@30fps?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kuroz, Sep 26, 2015.


1080p@60fps or 4K@30fps?

  1. 1080p @ 60fps

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  2. 4K @ 30fps

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  1. Kuroz macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2013
    I can't decide which option to record videos at. Which do you prefer? I am leaning towards the 60 frames since I mostly view photos and videos on my phone but is image quality that much better on 4K?
  2. -Garry- macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2005
    Manchester, UK
    Do you any 4K screens that you plan to watch these videos on?
  3. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2013
    If you have 4K screens you will probably want to do 4K as it look a lot better than 1080. If you do not, then do 1080p@60FPS. Also, 1080p@60FPS is much smoother, so just on that you may want to avoid 4K, not that 30FPS is bad, its just not as smooth. Lastly, depending on if you have the 6s or 6s+ you may want to stay with 1080p. The 6s+ has optical image stabilization at 4K. The 6s only Digital Image Stabilization, but it only works up to 1080p. So unless you have a super steady hand, 4K on the 6s will not look as good as it will on the 6s+.

  4. stulaw11 Suspended

    Jan 25, 2012
    A common theme lately. If you have nothing to watch 4k on why shoot in 4k?
  5. Oakmhcky21 macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2011
    I have no plans of upgrading to 4K in the next 4+ years.
  6. Jd3774life macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2013
    Kansas City
    Here's my thinking.. Even if I don't have any 4k+ monitors at this moment, most of my photos and videos are for Memories.. Well That means I'll be looking at these videos for years and years and I know for a fact that in 3+ years there will be A LOT more people with 4k and higher monitors all throughout their homes/offices/schools. For example, before I got married a few years back, me and my Father made a "last trip" to Dallas, Texas to see a Cowboys game and hang out on a road trip together. I took a lot of videos of our trip together because I wanted to have those memories for a LONG time. If I had those in 4k that would have been a great way to "future proof" my memories. Would you rather watch your old childhood memories on a VHS or in 1080p now if it was possible? :):);)
  7. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
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