HOW I DID IT:
A timelapse made with an iPhone 4S – in 4K HD! – http://i.benm.at/PilxxN
Enable the “Original” resolution for 4K!
Three years ago i made a timelapse with the iPhone 3GS (which was new at that time and had a “pretty good camera” for that time). With this video I tried to make the same timelapse again, but with an iPhone 4S instead, to show how the iPhone has evolved over the years.
Conclusion: You can create 4K footage with your iPhone 4S and of course iPhone 5.
This video is in so called “4K HD” (which is 3840x 2160; photos made by an iPhone 4S have a resolution of 3264×2448). Since the iPhone 4S has an 8 megapixel camera, i chose the “4K HD” frame, because it was the one closest to the resolution of the iPhone 4s camera. To fit the aspect ratio of 1.78:1 i had to zoom in just a bit.
This video consists of several hundred single photos, all made with an iPhone 4S running the App “TimeLapse”. I combined all those single shots into a video.
About this video: http://www.giga.de/smartphones/iphone-4s/news/video-of-the-day-iphone-4s-time-lapse-in-4k-hd/
iPhone 3GS Time Lapse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efE-M-8bwNM
TimeLapse App in the App Store: http://i.benm.at/AppTimeLapse
What is 4K HD? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Digital_Cinema_Camera_Company#Recording_formats
Music by John Murphy – Sunshine Soundtrack