Getting Started: Video Quality and Equipment

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Select a Good Phone for Video
Another thing you need to consider is your mobile phone. Make sure you select a device capable of video. For a more in-depth discussion of shooting quality video on low-cost devices, please consult this Video for Change guide.
 
While there are many moderately priced digital cameras that are capable of recording high-quality video content, this guide assumes that you are using your mobile phone as the recording device.

Chances are, what you have in front of you will suffice. Most newer devices have default camera apps capable of recording quality video content. You can always install external video recording apps, such as Camera ICS for Android. Many of these external apps are improvements on the built-in camera and offer more robust video features.

We compare several smartphone devices here.

Device Name Features
Alcatel ONETOUCH Fierce Cost: US$27.99-US$99.99

OS: Android

Camera: 5 Megapixels

Video Resolution: 720p HD

Battery Life: 8 hours talk time, 19 days standby time
Sony Xperia Miro Cost: US$155

OS: Android

Camera: 5 Megapixels

Video Resolution: VGA 30 fps

Battery Life: 5 hours talk time, 19.5 days standby time
Nokia Lumia 521 Cost: US$0-US$144

OS: Windows

Camera: 5 Megapixels

Video Resolution: 720p HD

Battery Life: 7.5 hours talk time, 12.5 days standby time
Samsung Galaxy Express Cost: US$249

OS: Android

Camera: Rear-facing 5 Megapixels; front-facing 1.3 Megapixels

Video Resolution: 720p HD

Battery Life: 14 hours talk times, 13 days standby time
Samsung Galaxy S2 Cost: US$336-US$415

OS: Android

Camera: 8 Megapixels

Video Resolution: 1080p Full HD

Battery Life: 7 hours talk time, 6.9 days standby time
HTC One Cost: US$149.99-US$649.99

OS: Android

Camera: UltraPixel; front camera 2.1 Megapixels

Video Resolution: 1080 full HD

Battery Life: 18 hours talk time, 20 days standby time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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