The recently released Droid Turbo from Motorola available on Verizon in the USA has a 120fps 720p mode in the specs and we have a sample that shows that the slow motion mode while clean of noise is quite bad in the aliasing and moire department as resolution lines seem to be skipped to arrive at 720p at a higher frame rate. The iPhone 6 continues to be currently the best slow motion phone for your money. The Turbo is clearly no match but it can still let you produce some middle of the road slow mo videos for fun!
A rumored Sony sensor part code IMX189AEG has been captivating the camera rumor world last week. The specs seem almost like a fictionalized version of a wish list but it may well be not only real but a sign of things to come in sensor technology. The sensor specs are as follows:
6K Video at 240fps
2K Video at up to 16,000fps 16 bit
1080p max 24,000fps
1.5″ Sensor Close to Micro 4/3ds size
4.85 megapixels using Active Pixel Color Sampling
Native ISO of 5120
Max ISO 655,360
Active Pixel Color Sampling reads RGB signals on a single pixel so a 4.85 Megapixel sensor equates to a Bayer pattern sensor of about 15 Megapixels. This creates huge pixel spaces and increased dynamic range along with faster read out times and a global shutter.→ Continue Reading Full Post ←
Apple today refreshed both the iPad Air and the iPad Mini lines with basically just refined specs but not a re-design or groundbreaking update. The iPad Air 2 is adding the 120fps 720p slow motion feature first seen on the iPhone 5s and bettered in the iPhone 6. However the iPad is not as generous as the iPhone 6’s 240fps and only sports half the frame rate.
Furthermore the iPad Mini 3 has no slow motion feature and seems the least refreshed tablet. If you want an iPad Tablet this year then the iPad Air 2 is a better option overall. If you just got an iPhone 6 or 6+ then both iPad models will be downgrades in performance and features except for the larger screens. For slow Motion the iPhone 6 is still the best bet for Apple products continuing forward.→ Continue Reading Full Post ←
We have gathered a few iPhone 6 slow motion samples that show the strength and weaknesses of the phone. Noise wise it is a great performer and the quality of the codec looks to be very good. Aliasing and moire is still a problem as there seems to be some line skipping to generate 120fps and 240fps. There is also a drop in quality in 240p compared to 120p. We estimate that more likes are skipped to get to 240p but it is still not to bad a drop.
We however can deem it the best quality slow motion from a phone so far released. You can’t go wrong with the iPhone 6 as a slow motion portable device, especially if your phone contract is renewing. Competition will heat up in the slow motion phone race when Mediatek releases phones by the end of this year with higher capabilities and full HD 1080p. Until those are released and tested the iPhone 6 is kind of the slow-mo phones…Enjoy the samples!→ Continue Reading Full Post ←
It might sound too good to be true but the recently announced phone processor from MediaTek a Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company, the MT6795 is capable of some impressive things when paired with the right camera sensor.