iPhone 3G S proves viable camera for news reports

Miami’s WFOR-TV’s news director Adrienne Roark had producer Gio Benitez cover the launch of the new iPhone 3G S with the device itself. That included standing in line at the local Apple store to pick up the coveted device.

Surprisingly to Benitez, the video quality and ease of use suggest the iPhone 3G S could be a viable alternative to a traditional news camera. Of course, the quality won’t be as high as HD cameras can deliver, but for breaking news situations or locations where having a full-size camera isn’t feasible, it seems to be a good option.

Read the story here and watch Benitez’s report here.