The iPhone 5 arrived late last year with a number of new features. It’s both thinner and lighter than its predecessor, it’s faster, and it has an improved camera.
But one of its smaller, lesser talked about features is the fact that it can snap photos while the phone is in video mode. Of course, a lot of you probably already know about this. But for those that don’t, we’ll show you how right after the break…
As you’d expect, it’s extremely simple. All you have to do is open up your camera app, switch to video mode, and start recording. After a second or two, you should see a camera icon pop up in one of the corners (depends on iPhone’s orientation).
Keep in mind that photos snapped during video recording will be of significantly less quality than other images. Videos are shot in 1080p, which equates to 1920×1080. And the iPhone 5’s 8MP camera normally takes photos at 3264×2448.
Nevertheless, I could see this coming in handy in a number of situations, such as a parent videotaping their child at a sporting event. It’d allow them to grab the perfect action shot, without stopping the recording.
Sure, there’s nothing ground-breaking here. But if you didn’t know, now you know.