1. Nisse Tuta's Avatar
    Im going to do a review of the phone itself but thought I would do a separate just about the video camera since it seems to be a bit of a hot potato.
    Last edited by Nisse Tuta; 01-25-2014 at 08:02 PM.
    01-25-2014 06:18 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Nice job! I like your comparisons with the high-end video cameras. The Lumia 1520 video camera really seems nice for a smartphone camera.
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    01-26-2014 12:52 AM
  3. Nisse Tuta's Avatar
    Nice job! I like your comparisons with the high-end video cameras. The Lumia 1520 video camera really seems nice for a smartphone camera.
    Yes its not that bad at all and the stabilization is great. On camera forums we often discuss how many of us would always trade some image quality for good stabilization. And there is never gonna be a perfect camera, not for any money, buy a camera for 1 million and I will find some flaws with it, let alone if its also a smartphone :)

    Glad you enjoyed it :)
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    01-26-2014 03:32 AM
  4. mozman68's Avatar
    Great review...I live to take videos as well, but waiting for my SD card before I start taking too many.....and I want to feel better about how they are saved to my SkyDrive before I start as well.

    ...and I lived the "movie" shots you did...awesome. Did you use a holder/tripod of some sort, or was it all done by hand?
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    01-26-2014 08:54 AM
  5. Nisse Tuta's Avatar
    Great review...I live to take videos as well, but waiting for my SD card before I start taking too many.....and I want to feel better about how they are saved to my SkyDrive before I start as well.

    ...and I lived the "movie" shots you did...awesome. Did you use a holder/tripod of some sort, or was it all done by hand?
    Thanks :)
    It was a mix, I was trying out different things with a tripod, just using the walls or what ever as support and to just hand hold and stabilize a bit in post. Experimenting and having fun is half the hobby :)
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    01-26-2014 09:58 AM
  6. Mark Reed2's Avatar
    Camera is good, no real issue.....videos in sun are great, but videos in low light are that bad I dont even bother, my SGS4 walks all over the 1520 when it comes to low light videos....and so do most other high end phones.
    01-26-2014 01:01 PM
  7. Nisse Tuta's Avatar
    Camera is good, no real issue.....videos in sun are great, but videos in low light are that bad I dont even bother, my SGS4 walks all over the 1520 when it comes to low light videos....and so do most other high end phones.
    Sure but its still relativly unusable from the SGS4 as well. There is only two ways to get good video in low light, large sensor or turn on some lights :)
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    01-26-2014 01:20 PM
  8. multo's Avatar
    Nice review. Agree on the low light but it doesn't bother me at all. Like what you said, turn on the lights. :)

    Sent from my Lumia 1520 using Tapatalk
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    01-26-2014 01:45 PM
  9. Mark Reed2's Avatar
    Sure but its still relativly unusable from the SGS4 as well. There is only two ways to get good video in low light, large sensor or turn on some lights :)
    The phone falls flat on its face in low light when it comes to videos.

    skip to 10mins in.



    note 3 1st then htc one max, and then even the nexus 5








    and same thing with the 1520




    and watch this 14.50 into the video





    Nokia needs to try and fix/help this.....how did this pass as high end 2013 flagship quality
    01-26-2014 02:15 PM
  10. Nisse Tuta's Avatar
    The phone falls flat on its face in low light when it comes to videos.
    Nokia needs to try and fix/help this.....how did this pass as high end 2013 flagship quality
    Yes like I said in the last post, I agree with you.
    But like you pointed out with the videos, they are all pretty useless in low light. To get any kind of usable low light I suggest at the verry least a 1" sensor like for instance in the Sony RX100 compact camera, other then that a dslr or m4/3 is your best bet.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-26-2014 02:36 PM
  11. spectre51's Avatar
    What editing program did you use to "fix" the noise in the low light video?
    01-26-2014 07:11 PM
  12. Nisse Tuta's Avatar
    What editing program did you use to "fix" the noise in the low light video?
    Most editors can use various denoising plugins. This one is pretty old and not that good. The best one out there right now is Neat Video.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-26-2014 11:12 PM
  13. shovelhead84's Avatar
    Bravo!
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    01-26-2014 11:19 PM

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