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.
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.