Next iPhone is said to be an incremental update: iPhone 5S. An incremental update is known to bring same exterior with better internals such as faster processor. Other than better internals, an ‘S’ update also brings a stand-out feature. For iPhone 3GS, it was video recording, and iPhone 4S added Siri. What will this stand-out feature in iPhone 5S be? May be a slow-motion camera, a report claims.
We have already heard the rumors claiming that iPhone 5S is set to bring dual LED and a 13MP sensor, recent findings points to the possibility of a slow motion camera implementation in iPhone 5S, similar to the one found in Galaxy S4.
Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac reports on a recently discovered code hidden inside the iOS 7 beta release that suggests a new ‘Mogul’ camera mode, that according to Mark Gurman, allows video recording at a staggering 120 frames-per-second.
We have discovered that Apple is designing a new iPhone camera feature called “Mogul” mode. A mogul is defined as “a powerful person in a media industry,” making the word a perfect codename (or even a marketing name) for a new iPhone camera feature. The discovery, shared with us by Hamza Sood, comes by way of hidden references inside of the latest iOS 7 betas.
According to our analysis and testing of the code, “Mogul” is a feature in development that allows the iPhone to capture video at an exceptionally fast and precise rate. Specifically, our testing indicates that the feature can allow the iPhone to record video at a rate of 120 frames-per-second (FPS). The resolution at which this 120FPS video could be recorded at, however, is currently unclear.
Video recording at 120FPS allows users to create slow motion films that are gorgeous to watch, as user can see many details and aspects of the footage. Once you replay a video recorded at 120FPS, it appears much slower at standard speed. Some of the popular smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S4 already packs slow motion video recording feature.
Mark Gurman also found out that just like previous stand-out features, slow motion video recording will be exclusive to iPhone 5S. iPhone 5 won’t support it due to unsupported hardware.
iOS 7 developers betas have already provided developers with new 60FPS video recording, enhanced playback support, audio recording, editing, and exporting of this high-frame rate video. Combining all these features with 13MP camera, dual LED and ‘Mogul’, iPhone 5S will surely bring a compelling features-set.