At the highway: comparing 4 (!) cameraphones

On a more or less sunny saterday afternoon, I took four cameraphones with me on my bike and drove to a bridge over the highway nearby. There, I positioned myself on one spot, and from there I made four video's of the cars passing at high speed. Again, it was a windy day, so you will hear the microphones catching some wind as well - some more than others.

I took the Nokia 808 PureView, the Sony Xperia S, the Samsung Galaxy S III and the "old" Nokia N8 (which doest not support Full HD, but I know you like to see it tested anyhow. Below you will find the result and you can judge for yourself which one is your favorite cam.

Rich Recording on the Nokia 808 PureView: it doesn't get any louder (or closer) than this.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, the famous title sprang to my mind when I was editing this short video. In Amsterdam I collected clear proof that Rich Recording actually works. Remember Nokia claims perfect recording under even the loudest of circumstances.

Today I was shooting a video in the center of Amsterdam (Raadhuisstraat) - and lucky enough to record an ambulance in a big hurry. I was more or less "in the middle of the road" - the space between where the cars and the trams drive. The ambulance passes me at about 20 centimeters.

Nokia 808 PureView: a one take zoom demonstration in full HD (with Rich Recording)

Late this afternoon I was finally able to make a first full HD video with the Nokia 808 PureView, testing not only the quality of the video itself, but also the zoom capacity in full HD - and Rich Recording at the same time.

The weather was sunny, but there also was some sort of storm over here - you will hear the microphone catching the wind halfway the video, but other than that it's hard to imagine I had no external microphone during the recording of this video. I'm just talking to the phone, that's it. In English, of course, with a tiny bit of Dutch as well ;-)

Unique recording #3! Nokia 808 PureView – Seasick Steve, Pinkpop, The Netherlands

Another video from Seasick Steve, recorded at the Dutch popfestival Pinkpop earlier this year. This time, Seasick Steve invited a young woman to the stage to sing his Walkin' Man for her.

Here again, the Nokia 808 PureView is somewhat blinded, not only by stagelights but, as I was recently told, especially by the biggest light of all, which was shining very bright on the audience. Still, admire the zoom quality and of course the incredible quality of rich recording in this video.

Unique recording #2! Nokia 808 PureView – Seasick Steve, Pinkpop, The Netherlands

In my previous post I've written that in the Netherlands, many people are attracted every year by a huge pop/rockfestival called  PinkPop for decades. Since 1970 the festival takes place on the  Pentecost weekend, in the Southern part of Holland, in a small place called Landgraaf. The festival lasts for three days and features the greatest pop- and rockstars. It attracts  about 60.000 people each day, and this year, for the first and last time, just one of them carried a Nokia 808 PureView…