The ability to record videos on smartphones in recent years has become more and more “hegemony”. As the features on camera phones gradually became saturated, the race for “dots” has returned to the cameras with 48MP, 64MP or even 108MP resolution. Possessing a large resolution sensor, along with the processing chips also become more powerful, this contributes to “unlocking” the ability to record 8K videos on new smartphones today.
Currently only a handful of smartphones are equipped with a 108MP main camera sensor, which includes Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro. Both of these smartphones are capable of shooting 8K resolution videos at 24 frames. By being able to shoot such extremely high-resolution videos, can the quality of these videos be “comparable” to professional camcorders?
To find out, YouTube channel Potato Jet tried to compare both the Galaxy S20 Ultra and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro compared to a professional Arri Alexa camcorder, the camcorder used primarily on Hollywood studios, to see how these devices perform when it comes to shooting.
Potato Jet also added that while both smartphones will be recording at 8K resolution, with the professional Arri Alexa, this machine can only shoot at a maximum of 2K resolution (nearly equivalent to Full HD. ) since this device was released over 10 years ago. However, does high resolution bring better quality? The video below will show you the capabilities of smartphones with tiny sensors when compared to a dedicated camcorder.
[Vietsub] 8K smartphone vs Hollywood camcorder – Arri Alexa vs Samsung S20 Ultra & Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
As we can see in the comparison above, even though it only has a lower resolution sensor with the ability to record videos only at the basic 2K resolution, the 2K video shot from Arri Alexa still for much higher quality than 8K videos shot from Galaxy S20 Ultra and Mi 10 Pro.
The reason is that in addition to resolution, there are many other factors that determine the quality of video, such as dynamic range (DR), color science or color depth (color depth). These are all factors that will significantly affect video quality. With a larger sensor and the ability to capture a large amount of color information under the same lighting conditions, specialized camcorders will enable users to post strong processing later, that is The bottom line makes the Arri Alexa camcorders great, even though the machine in the comparison above is 10 years old.