Do Camera Phones finally take photos that match the memory

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Every time I change phone I hope I can forget about my point&shoot. I hoped it in 2005 when I’ve got the Sony Ericcson K750i (K is for Kamera = Camera) – and later with the first Nexus One. The improvements where there, but slow and I couldn’t really see why the evolution was so slow and the quality so bad even compared to a $50 Point&Shoot from the electronic gadget store around the corner.

My main problem is that the shots don’t live up to the memories. If we take the pictures to keep on the memories, I want them to be on par with my memories – or even better. I want them to be the aid to remember more vividly how beautiful, fun or dull that moment was. I don’t want them to distort my memory or change it.

Within the latest releases of smartphones I’ve seen (at least from the publicized shots) that the technology is going to be there – soon. This video is an example of the images you can shoot with the latest Google Galaxy Nexus Phone (with some technical help to make it more engaging). It really looks promising, just like the Samsung Galaxy SII and the new iPhone 4s. Maybe this time we can really forget about our Point and Shoots.

#photography #smartphone #memory

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Rockaway Beach, by Galaxy Nexus
#android #galaxynexus #timelapse

This is a slightly longer version of the video showed during the Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 launch event.

You can also watch the video on YouTube: Rockaway Beach by Galaxy Nexus

The video was shot on Rockaway Beach, near Pacifica, California. The final video is a compilation of video and time-lapse clips shot with a Galaxy Nexus phone. Everything was shot in 1080p and the final video was edited in Adobe After Effects CS5. The only processing done on the original footage was to speed it up in the first clip.

The video clips were shot without the help of a tripod and shake a little bit. The time-lapse clips were shot using a Stage Zero Dolly from Dynamic Perception (www.dynamicperception.com). If you haven’t seen them before, check out the photos of the rig I used by opening the album linked below.

This video was my very first try at shooting video (including time-lapses) with a phone. It is also not what I had planned on doing when I went to Rockaway Beach that night! My Canon 5D Mk II remained untouched as soon as I got the idea of using the Galaxy Nexus. This first experiment was very interesting and I already have many ideas of other videos and time-lapses I would like to shoot with this phone.

You can watch the video in full 1080p resolution and I highly recommend you do so on… a Galaxy Nexus! The gorgeous 720p screen at 315 dpi is amazing.

Enjoy!

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4 Comments

  1. I'd say nice but not impressive. The pictures from the iPhone 4S on the other hand really are quite impressive. I'm absolutely in love with the video mode and the shallow depth of field the new lens produces. Take a look at this stunning video: http://vimeo.com/30578363

  2. +Andreas Kostner The shallow depth of field is apparently fake on the iPhone 4s, as they calculated that everything farther away then 2 inches from the phone has to be in focus … laws of physics.More importantly I don't want to get into this is better than this etc… there are plenty of comparisons out there claiming one is better then the other … IMO they are all close enough now – but as usual everything can be made better.

  3. Well I hope to get the new 4S this or next week so I can try for myself and …yeah yeah I hear you Android fanboy :P

  4. Btw. here is a nice comparsion between the 5 iPhone cameras and a Canon S95 and 5D http://campl.us/iPhone-Camera-Comparison