WHAT TO BUY
Buying a high capacity camera phone is no rocket science. Here’s a look at the best options in the market. Independent filmmaker Sakshi Bhatia during her travels to European countries noticed many fellow filmmakers and directors using the latest iphones to shoot their short films. In her own words, “The iphone 4 comes very close to the Canon 5D when it concerns video capturing capabilities, if one can live with a slightly low depth of field.”
APPLE IPHONE 4S: The Apple iPhone 4S is the best camera phone around for capturing high quality images and videos.It can be used for capturing stunning Full HD videos at 1080p resolution at 30frames per second. Apple has used an advanced backside illumination sensor and a large aperture for capturing more light. There is also an improved auto white balance that makes colours more accurate and reduces noise, therefore, helping in taking good videos even in low light situations.
NOKIA 808 PURE VIEW: The recently announced smartphone from Nokia claims to offer the best imaging and video experience. The phone can capture Full HD videos at 1080p resolution with up to 4x lossless zoom. With voice recording being the biggest concern, Nokia has worked on combining a unique digital microphone with algorithms that records distortion-free audio at levels of up to 140dB. The company claims the stunning TV ad of the 808 PureView has actually been shot using the phone.
HTC ONE X: This flagship Android smartphone from HTC captures quality 1080p videos and is capable of capturing good videos in low light conditions as well. The One X also has an F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens. Video stabilisation removes shaky motion and can also capture slow motion videos neatly. It also let’s one capture a photo while capturing video. The company also brings out a tripod built especially for the smartphone.