HTC One (M8) vs HTC One (M7): Smart vs Optical Image Stabilization comparison
posted by Chris P. / Apr 02, 2014, 8:31 AM
But what about of the still hot off the conveyor belt HTC One (M8)? The new flagship from the Taiwan-based company traded the OIS gizmos found in last year's One (M7) for a secondary camera whose sole purpose is to gather depth information, which, in turn, allows for some flashy tricks in the post-processing stage. The jury is still out on whether the involved R&D and manufacturing costs will be really worth the marketing gains, though we'll say this much: we are sad to see OIS go. Obviously HTC's PR team did try to push the notion that the One (M8)'s so-called "Smart Stabilization" rivals the OIS solution in last year's One:
Unfortunately, as you can see from the results of our test below, letting go of OIS has had a pretty detrimental effect on video capture on the move. Take a look.
This story is part of:The many exploits of image stabilization, optical or not (3 updates)
24 April Galaxy S5 (Digital Stabilization) vs LG G2 (Optical Image Stabilization): video comparisonA little over a week ago, we had quite a few of our readers nodding their heads in approval when the topic of the relative usefulness of Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) in smartphone cameras was raised, and we've definitely been having a kick out of testing the feature. Whether its in a vacuum, or against rivals with or without OIS, the extra has definitely grown on some of us. As it turns out, digging helps, as today we finally have our first upset and exception in the Samsung Galaxy S5...
2 April HTC One (M8) vs HTC One (M7): Smart vs Optical Image Stabilization comparisonThe new flagship from the Taiwan-based company traded the OIS gizmos found in last year's One (M7) for a secondary camera whose sole purpose is to gather depth information, which, in turn, allows for some flashy tricks in the post-processing stage. The jury is still out on whether the involved R&D and manufacturing costs will be really worth the marketing gains, though we'll say this much: we are sad to see OIS go. Obviously HTC's PR team did try to push the notion that the One (M8)'s so-called "Smart Stabilization" rivals the OIS solution in last year's One...
31 March OIS (LG G2) vs. OIS+ (LG G Pro 2): video comparisonWhen LG launched its G2 flagship last year, the industry as a whole had some pretty high expectations. Some seriously bleeding edge internals tend to cause such hype. But one specific part of the hardware sheet of the G2 stood out in our eyes, as it essentially cemented the notion that a new kind of tech is planning on sticking around: OIS, or Optical Image Stabilization...
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
- Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
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I gave my M8 back yesterday, I took video of my daughter playing and i noticed all the shaking. I didn't know OIS was missing till yesterday. That sucks. I just couldn't handle it. Its weird i love my first ONE but the M8 doesn't seem like a step forward to me other than the look cuz let me tell you this thing is sexy but i was expecting a little more. I guess i will have to try the S5. Come on LG wheres the G3.
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 8:42 AM 5
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Because S5 has OIS.......
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 9:01 AM 3
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Sort of a catch-22 I suppose judging by that video. You lose OIS, but the video is very clearly sharper and more detailed on the M8. To me, the shakiness - from your video - is not terrible though. OIS will be missed, though.
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 8:48 AM 2
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As i said two three weeks before htc cameras are always crap and gimmicky. Its funny they neglect the image quality from reviews and still boast how not so great cameras they have. I remember last year them making an infographic bashing pureview and other camera technologies. Lol.
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 8:49 AM 6
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i'm honestly shocked by the amount of improvement in details, it doesnt even look like the same camera. even though it is...
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 8:49 AM 1
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I don't believe this kind of video... they are lying just as NOKIA did a while ago.
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 8:49 AM 0
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Who is lying? the phonearena's author that took them for a test to show you that the new M8 is not better at video than the previous? I guess you just saw the title and jumped into the comments section without reading or seing the article... This is not an Ad from HTC... its the complete opposite.
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 9:06 AM 5
Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010
Meh, I'll take the clearer video anyday (M8). People bitch and moan about having clear pictures. Last time I checked I don't film most of my videos while walking around or in a car. I'm usually sitting or on foot, panning the camera at the object.
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 1:41 PM 1
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