Galaxy S4 video recording stabilization gets tested in offroad conditions

Galaxy S4 video recording stabilization gets tested in offroad conditions
The Galaxy S4 doesn't have the advanced optical image stabilization of some smartphones like the Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC One, but it does have some form of digital image stabilization. D you want to see how it works?

If yes, then today's your lucky day, since our friend Szabi from SamsungMobilers has sent us a video demoing the functionality. So, after they let the Galaxy S4 fly on a drone, these guys have now decided that it would be a good idea if they attach the GS4 to the front of their car and drive through a narrow and bumpy forest road.

To tell you the truth, this particular video doesn't us such a good idea of the GS4's video stabilization, especially when there isn't a direct comparison to a similar video taken without image stabilization, but it's still fun to watch.

And, guys, please don't try this yourselves, unless, as Szabi says, you know what you're doing!


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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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42 Comments

1. arunvsindia

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

nokia camera > sumsang

12. polrt

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Very poor quality, samsung galaxy s4 is a piece of crap. Why is this guy and all the samsung fans wearing Lady's shirts ?

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

If you set all bias aside and look at software + hardware, you would know the Galaxy S4 is one of the best devices in the world. If you want to troll, go troll another website. Thanks.

31. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

There hipsters that will go against anything popular. Literally the only thing they can say about the s4 is that it has back plate made out of polycarb. Thats about equal to saying the HTC One has a button made out of plastic (very very low quality plastic)

28. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

Looks like another fail for Sfall ! lol it's a feature! not a gimmick!!!

2. jsdechavez

Posts: 784; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Samsung fans still rooting for the digital stabilizers. The HTC One and Nokia Lumia 92X must be laughing right now.

13. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

HTC and Nokia are laughing, Samsung is selling. Now what?

14. polrt

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Also, Hyundai sells more cars than Ferrari and Porsche. Now what?

16. SleepingOz unregistered

Hyundai's cars are about 8 to 10 times cheaper than Ferrari and Porsche 's. Flawed comparison, try again.. =]

17. polrt

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

You're right, so according to the results of this video also samsung devices should be 8 to 10 times cheaper.

26. Oxygen

Posts: 125; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

First of all, these are smartphones not cameras. You do know that the s4 takes better pictures than the htc one and the lumia 920 in most cases, right?

19. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Ferrari sales aren't affected by Hyundai, genius. HTC and Nokia could sell 10M of their flagship a month, only they can't and you know why? ... exactly. Because while they are laughing, Samsung is selling. Wasn't that hard to figure it out, was it Mr. bring a failed argument fella.

32. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Both are bad phones.

36. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

True but I think out of the 3 Samsung is the happy... They are laughing to the bank as for htc and Nokia hmm.. As for what's the best phone well the depends on the individual.. I like the s4 for its 5" screen and removable sd and my brother has the htc one for aluminium build...They are both great phones, can't say much about the lumia as I have never seen One used one but have use windows and for me it's to restrictive just like how ios is.. I have always like symbian so android was the logical destination for me.. End of the day there are plenty of great phones out the.. Just pick what fits our need and don't see the point of bashing others just cause they prefer something else..

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh yeah, the S4 has a form of video stabilization, not as good as the One or the Lumia but we're gonna dedicate a whole post to it anyway...*face palm*

10. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

here's a more intense comparison. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjF27nXTPw8

33. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

If you really care about the camera how about you just buy a DLSR and give up on the crappy sensors used in phones.

39. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

If you really want performance, go buy an F1 racer, and give your up Honda Civic or Mini Cooper. Sorry, but I don't get your point!

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

my 299 Go Pro shoots better video

34. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Phone cameras will never be as even 1/10 as good as a high end dedicated camera.

5. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

the hate comments on this article is too damn high !

6. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

wait till wendy comes :D

8. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

actually, wendy will praise this

22. xprimer

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

definitely bro. . .

7. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

oh so now the video capture also has blur? what gives?

9. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1148; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Very nice of Samsung to allow Nokia and HTC one little victory :) .The GS4 camera is great but Samsung clearly werent aiming to get any awards with it, after all, they use a Sony unit.

11. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

And it still takes much better pictures according to reviews in good light, considering that's what most people with their cameras.

18. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1148; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Exactly, I'm more than happy with it. If it gets beaten by two Camera focused smartphones then so what? If you are serious about your mobile photography then there's only two options, either the Nokia 808 PureView OR the Nokia Lumia928, both these have outdoor, indoor, and night shots VERY well covered thanks to their lenses, innovative sensors and Xenon flash units and they take incredible videos, both make mince meat of the Htc One and both are better than the Lumia920.

15. Igneel unregistered

You guys should check this one on GSMArena. Someone (CNET) compared all the current top dogs on their video stabilization tech. And of course, 920 and One is the winner. http://blog.gsmarena.com/video-stabilization-test-shows-ois-is-best-iphone-and-xperia-z-do-okay-galaxy-s4-improves-over-s-iii-but-not-enough/

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Using CNET as a source for technology is like using Wikipedia, trustworthiness = 0.

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