When it comes to the content, its probably not very interesting...
However, it shows lots of different aspects of the Nokia Lumia 1020's video performance, so it may be worth watching anyway ;)
The video took place at the Swiss Indoors in Basel (Denis Istomin vs Roger Federer).
It's at the very beginning of the match and shows the events from the players entering the court, up to the coin toss.
Video and DescriptionYou can see how the Lumia 1020 handles:
- changing lights (from low light to well lit)
- focusing on far distance (in different light condition)
- lossless zoom (up to max.)
- optical image stabilisation (with and without zoom)
- audio quality (100mhz bass filter, as recommended by default settings)
ConclusionWith the distance and low light, it was a difficult scenario for any mobile phone camera.
You can clearly see how the Lumia 1020 struggles with the focus and when zoomed in, there is a lot of noise.
Nevertheless, the result is pretty good, considering the circumstances.
I am especially impressed, that I was able to see the coin so clearly, as well as the fast moving Tennis balls at the end of the video.
The image is very steady even at full zoom and the audio quality is excellent!
It's mainly the zoom and the OIS, that give the 1020 an advantage over most of its competitors (Samsung, Apple, Sony, HTC), but the gap between them in video mode is certainly not as big as in photography.
In situations like this, it is obvious that even the mighty Lumia 1020 still is just a smart phone camera.
It is nowhere near the quality a good camcorder can provide.
What do you think about this video?
Are you satisfied by the results of the Lumia 1020 in those difficult conditions or are you disappointed?
Drop a comment below and let me know what you think ;)