Okay, this video is just for fun. But it’s always mildly interesting how big or small a copious amount of money can increase your video quality. We were really hoping RED would try and make some more affordable cameras to compete in a lower market segment as they previously were thinking about. I guess Blackmagic fills that role now.
This video was carefully created by a capable team. Don’t expect this to be the typical results. However, this goes to show you, even with un-ideal tools the technology has gotten so good that you can worry more about your content than your gear.
If you bring in professionals you can make almost any camera look good. That said, despite the high production value the iPhone X shoots decent 4K video for a phone and in a pinch it should do the trick, especially for electronic news gathering.
The action camera form factor has advantages and better ergonomics but the Samsung video quality turns out to be better than we expected.
The cameras in these phones appear significantly improved and 4K 30P with OIS is a good thing. The iPhone 7 Plus features two lenses: 28mm F1.8 and 56mm F2.8 equivalents.
We have previously questioned if 4K was necessary for cell phone displays given the extra battery draw. Now there seems to be a justification: VR. This 5.5 inch display carries on the AMOLED tradition and apart from its higher resolution show have similar qualities to the previous generation of display.
Of course these phones won’t replace a proper video camera let alone a hybrid digital camera with video features, but it’s nice to know in a pinch they can record some footage that would be useable for some purposes.
The OnePlus 2 smartphone joins the ranks of smartphones that record 4K video.
We are a fan of the culture of OnePlus which offered more freedom and engagement than most manufacturers.