Video shot with Samsung GALAXY Nexus appears on YouTube in 1080p glory

Video shot with Samsung GALAXY Nexus appears on YouTube in 1080p glory
When the first rumors about the specs on the Samsung GALAXY Nexus started appearing on the internet, many were baffled about the 5MP camera said to be on board the first Ice Cream Sandwich flavored phone. After all, with many Android models sporting 8MP shooters, why would the new flagship model for Android have just a 5MP camera on board? The answer of course, is that megapixels is only a small part of the equation when determining how good the pictures you take with your phone will turn out. And while the speculation turned out to be fact and the phone was introduced with a 5MP camera on back, Google defended it by saying that the camera on the Samsung NEXUS Prime is one of the best to be found on a phone today.

During the introduction of the phone the other day, Google played a video shot with the camera on the phone. The video was of a sunset on a beach and while it showed potential, a problem with the streaming of the video gave viewers an incorrect impression of how well the handset captures video. As a result, the Google employee who took the footage-Romain Guy-posted the video on YouTube where you can get a real idea of the quality of the camera on the Samsung GALAXY Nexus.

On Google+, Romain explained that he used Adobe After Effects CS5 to produce the final edit, but only to speed up the first clip. So for the most part, the video on YouTube gives you a good idea of how video you shoot on the phone will turn out. And even watching it on a computer screen or phone, it sure looks good. Just make sure you have YouTube set for HD playback.

source: AndroidandMe

If you are interested in seeing how Romain Guy was able to take such a great video of the sunset on the beach using the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, just check out the pictures below!

source: Google+

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21. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

It's not the megapixels that make the quality of a photo or video, it's the dimension of its lens or sensor plus the software that handles it

19. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

im just utterly amazed. wow

17. Penny

Posts: 1877; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

720p and 1080p versions of this video keep crashing for some reason. Don't know if anybody else is experiencing this.

18. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

are you trying on a phone or a computer? I had no issues so far

20. Penny

Posts: 1877; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Was trying on a work computer earlier. Windows 7, Google Chrome, enough internet bandwidth. Must have been a problem with the plugin, because it is working fine on my home computer, which is also a Windows 7, Google Chrome setup.

15. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Looks incredible. Very nice. Don't know why he speed it up, but i would like to see how smooth the video is and I can't because he speed it up.

12. zhieson

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 21, 2011

An older 5mp SLR still destroys ANY cell phone camera (even 8mp). MP don't really matter unless your blowing something up. And even if so, you can have a lot of pixels that are of poor focus/processing.

14. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

this is very true. even non digital SLR will still kill any phones cam. but that kinda goes without saying. I would like to see a photography phone come out or something. would be interesting.

8. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I would love to see this exact shoot with the GS2....

5. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

A giant body cannot fit a microSD card slot is not my choice, good bye Nexus see you Galaxy S II.

6. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Surely, the Nexus will not miss you.

13. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

this is a huge factor for me too. but I may break down still. I love this phone I got my hands on a Dummy and it feels really really good. But i have 16 gigs filled on my sd.. not sure i wanna wait the hour its going to take to transfer all that data

3. Cyd07

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

Not good, just excellent ! Even on fullscreen on my 22" desktop screen. But I don't understand why he made the clip faster ?

4. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Time Lapse

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

he was showing off the built in time lapse functionality of ICS

11. chuckyoo

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Time lapse is a recording option for the galaxy nexus. That is awesome.

2. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

so.. 8 megapixel is better than 5 megapixel huh? im not sure about that now :D

7. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Depends on the 5 MP and 8 MP cameras... there are some great 8 MP and some lousy 8 MP, ditto for 5 MP. This just goes to show you can't judge any piece of tech by numbers alone.

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its not about mpx numbers, its about quality parts and software.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

All of Samsung's high end android phones have had good cameras. From the SGS and no surprise with the Galaxy Nexus. I don't care enough about camera's to even worry about what kind of camera it has or the quality. ICS, 4.65 720p hd display is alone a reason to buy.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

This can't wait to see a hands on video on the phone itself.

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