In this video, I take the Galaxy Note 8 into the nature in my backyard and also take my daughters to Ocean Beach in San Francisco. All shots were in auto-mode hand-held except for the timelapses where I used a tripod. (Timelapses were simply sped-up footage of the video.) Comparing to the older Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, the added 2X zoom camera proved to be very useful in situations where zoom was needed without losing quality. I did make use of the manual mode in certain shots where manual focus was needed plus I didn’t want the ISO or shutter speed to flicker my shots. Overall, the Galaxy Note 8 does have very good 4K video camera that you can use for family videos or even professional-quality videos. Although still one of the best, I prefer the new LG V30 for videos which I feel have a ton better room for cinematic colors along with LOG mode and better manual mode.
In this video camera test, we take up LG G6 vs. Pixel XL testing various different things like stability, 4K, front camera, wide-angle, low-light, and much more.
About 20 years ago, I stumbled onto Pacifica, California, which is a small coastal city about 10 miles south of San Francisco. Ever since then, I’ve really enjoyed playing golf and even fishing at the Pacifica Pier for crabs. I would drive 45 minutes just to check out Pacifica every weekend. Well, 6 years ago, I ended up buying my ocean-view dream house here and Pacifica is one of the best cities to live in the world in my opinion.
In this test, we compare the Pixel vs. Galaxy S7 Edge 4K video camera in low-light and see which one has less noise in different shades of low-light.
In our part 1 of Galaxy S7 Edge vs. LG G5 camera comparison, Galaxy S7 Edge proved to do much better in low light with photos while LG G5 did provide an extra wide-angle lens. In this camera comparison, we took up the Galaxy S7 Edge vs. LG G5 testing out their video recording abilities.
Here’s Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge 4K cinematic video test, this was shot at the Fine Palace of Arts in San Francisco. I used both Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to record this video but both S7 and S7 Edge has identical cameras. (This whole video was recorded using the S7 & S7 Edge!)
Here’s AMAZING 4K video footage with my Phantom drone and Nexus 5X Camera!
I used Adobe Premiere warp stabilizer to stabilize some of the shots since Nexus 5X has no OIS or stabilization of any sort. But the raw version doesn’t look bad either, you can see the non-stabilized version here.
Here’s me doing video camera test of LG V10. I used LG V10 for the entire video, mostly the 4K back camera and the front 120-degree front camera. I wanted to give you a demo of real life results and also results when using stabilizers like a tripod or camera sliders.
Here’s 4K cinematic video camera test with my new Moto X Pure (same as Moto X Style). It has no manual focus for video recording. The auto focus is not bad but fluctuates and gets confused, something that could have been eliminated with manual focus. But the video stability is EXCELLENT over phones with OIS as it does not have wavering effect like the Note 5, G4, OnePlus Two. If Motorola can add manual focus, this could be the best 4K video camera on the market.
I know many of you actually requested me to review my motorcycle in the past so I figured this would be a great time to do a 4K cinematic video test with my OnePlus Two camera.
If you want to make a high quality 4K timelapse on your Android smartphone, you will definitely want to use the Camera FV-5 as it comes with intervalometer (that automatically takes photos for the interval you set). There are apps that make timelapse videos for you but the quality you get out of them will be nowhere near doing it this way by taking our photos then post-process them with desktop software Adobe Effects. And if your Android smartphone supports RAW images (like LG G4, OnePlus One, Nexus 5/6), you will have more control over your images in your final edit, even remove noise from low-light shots.
So you want the best smartphone in the world with the best 4K UHD?
Well, even if you didn’t want the best 4K recording, we are here to shed some light on the 4K UHD video recording performance between the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge and the HTC One M9. (FYI, both the S6 and S6 Edge have same camera.)
It still amazes me how many people think iPhone 4S “still” has better photos and videos than newer Android smartphones. Well, here’s something to get you out of denial, just accept the truth, something made in 2011 is NOT going to be anywhere near as good as Galaxy S3.