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Vimble S Phone Gimbal on Kickstarter Funded!

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There is nothing more annoying than capturing slow motion footage or any video on your cellphone and later discover that it is full of rolling shutter wobble and artifacts that simply cannot be used without inducing motion sickness.  The new Kickstarter project called Vimble S aims to offer a very low cost alternative and compatibility with a variety of phones for 3 axis full stabilization with a smart handheld gimbal.

The Vimble S campaign was aiming for about 50k USD to fund it’s manufacturing operations and initial expansion. Much to the surprise of everyone it was funded in less than two days and now aims for a 100k USD funding ceiling and maybe more. It supports several smartphones including the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 with their own custom iOS and Android App![...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Google Pixel Initial Slow Motion Samples!

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Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL phones have started to arrive to pre order customers all over the world.  We now have a glimpse about the slow motion quality the phones can deliver and if all the hype was justified. At first glance we tend to see an improvement in both resolution and artifact control as well as better sound recording and noise suppression.

We however cannot claim this phone to be better than the iPhone 6s or iPhone 7 in slow motion quality even when they share the same 120fps 1080p and 240fps 720p spec. It will be a matter of testing them head to head and see what Google has in store for slow motion enthusiasts. What is clear with the initial samples is that the quality is improved from the Nexus 6P of last year.[...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Google Pixel Phones Offer up to 240fps!

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The Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones released this weeks offer some pretty robust features when it comes to the camera and video recording.   It offers UHD 4k at 30fps and keeping up with the Google Nexus 6p of last year it retains the slow motion mode that made it competitive with the iPhone 6s and 7.  However there are no further improvements when it comes to frame rates above 240fps.  It is however a much better phone with faster CPU and GPU which should help with all imaging tasks.

The new Pixel Phones are by any measure the flagship Android phone for those seeking Google update support and a more pure Stock Android OS experience. You get the benefit of no bloatware, No Android skinning  and up to date updates that made the Nexus line of phones so desirable to users of the platform.[...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Android Camera App Now Has New Slowmo Mode!

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The latest update of the Google Android Camera App on Android Marshmallow OS which is available on Nexus devices like the Google Nexus 5p and 6p has now a dedicated Slow motion mode built in the GUI menus.

The Slow motion mode on these devices used to be buried in the video options menu but now has a more prominent role in the Camera Menu that slides out.  While support is limited to Google Nexus devices for now, it seems that Slow motion might be an increasingly important feature for smartphones.[...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Nexus 6P Slow Motion is a real iPhone Competitor!

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The Nexus 6P has had a rough start due to it’s somewhat lackluster build quality that buckled on the bend tests against the improved iPhone 6s which fixed that problem that appeared on the iPhone 6. However that does not detract from the fact that the Nexus 6P is a serious powerhouse of specs and camera performance which brings true competition at 120fps and 240fps quality against the iPhone hegemony.

The compression has been improved and the scaling is actually pretty good generating fewer artifacts than ever before on an Android Phone slow motion mode.  While there is a bit of Moire and aliasing in the images especially at 240fps, it is in line to what the iPhone 6s delivers.  That is why we ranked them side by side on our best slow motion cameras of 2015.[...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Nexus 6P Slow Motion Quality is Great!

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Now that the Nexus 6P has been getting into the hands of reviewers you can clearly see that the slow motion mode has great quality.  It has audio same as the iPhone and the resolution in 240fps mode is on Par or might be better than the iPhone 6s.  Testing side by side will be a way to put that to rest but it is clear Google and Huawei have made the camera in the Nexus 6P a real contender for quality.

It is easy to see that the quality at 240fps has very good color rendition, line resolution and very very low artifacts.  We can finally see an alternative to the iPhone line when it comes to slow motion in the Nexus 6P phone.  Samsung has 120fps in their flagship phones which isn’t bad but at 720p and with aliasing artifacts it is no real contender. Look at the samples below to check the Nexus 6P showing it’s prowess when it comes to high frame rate video recording.[...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←