720P Video Testing Droid X vs. Panasonic HMC-40 - PART II

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    Since my last head to head, some folks wanted to see shots on a tripod. In good and mixed lighting, etc... I taped and velcro'ed my Droid X to my camcorder then mounted it to the fluid head tripod. It was actually, surprisingly, secure.

    I have been known to "dog" out the Droid X video capabilities but for A PHONE, I think it did excellent head to head. It does studder on pans and has washed out colors but all and all compared to a $1500 device. Nice!

    Since the Droid runs at about 10 mbits and the HMC-40 runs at almost 80 mbits I crushed the compression down to 3500 to make it a more fair fight. Then uploaded that to YouTube.


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    Great comparison Dog, nice !

    I know its a bit unfair to compare a phone with a pro camera, but still, its holding its own quite good.

    From the videos, I think the biggest quality issue with the X is the auto-lighting. Overall, the image doesn't look as vivid as the one from your camera.

    Could you upload the videos for each device separate, 1 for the camera and 1 for the X. Seeing them in the video as a compare makes the X look a bit bad, but I think when you view the videos separate, it could give a icer impression.

    Thanks for sharing though.

    one question. In the walking bit, are you wearing wooden-shoes?

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    Ya the autolighting in the x is pretty crappy. Not bad for a phone, but not good to shoot your wedding or other outdoor events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Droid-Xer View Post
    Ya the autolighting in the x is pretty crappy. Not bad for a phone, but not good to shoot your wedding or other outdoor events.
    I agree but it's good enough to make homemade videos with the mrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wicked View Post
    I agree but it's good enough to make homemade videos with the mrs.
    This is true...hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvdcatalyst View Post
    one question. In the walking bit, are you wearing wooden-shoes?
    LOL no just sneakers... the mic on the camera is really good. You should hear the shotgun mic!

    I was also thinking that the Droid would have fair a bit better in the direct sunlight if it has a lens shield on it.

    But this is some of the best footage I have shot with the Droid X.

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