Yesterday I posted some of my first photos from the Nokia N82 five megapixel camera phone, and very early this morning — when it was still dark outside and raining — I shot my first video with the phone (see below).
I shot it with the best quality (“TV high quality” and “video stabilization”) at 30 frames per second. I didn’t get a manual with the N82, so I wonder if video stabilization reduces the quality in any way. I’ll have to check.
There aren’t too many parameters to set. I could have changed the settings from “auto” to “night” and used white balance settings of sunny, cloudy, incandescent and fluorescent.
I could also have changed the color balance from normal to sepia, black and white, vivid or negative. The N82 has a Xenon flash, that’s especially good for taking photographs.
Xenon versus LCD
But for shooting videos, another new Nokia camera phone, the N96, has two
LCDs LEDs, rather than the typical one LCD flash or Xenon. As I wrote last month when I was at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Nokia told me the two LCDs LEDs provide lighting that’s better for videos.
The N96 will be commercially available later in the year.