Extreme Lumia 920 Helicopter Video Test: HTC 8X v iPhone 5 v Galaxy S3

Yesterday I gave you an example of how well the Lumia 920 copes with the camera shake that comes from trying to film a landing aircraft from a moving car, and today its time raise the bar even further and film from inside an extremely challenging environment – a chopper. Not only does a helicopter promise a very bumpy ride, it is also incredibly loud inside. To make things even more interesting we also took a HTC 8X, an iPhone 5 and a Galaxy S3 along to see how they compare to the Lumia 920.

Here’s the video:


1. While filming both devices were held together at the same time to ensure that the camera shake was being felt equally.

2. The Lumia 920 easily beats the competition when it comes to making sure you have stable video in very shaky environments. The optical image stabilisations works, and is far from a gimmick.

2. In very loud environments it does a good job of eliminating noise and capturing human voice, although the volume can be low at times. Devices like the Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 also did a good job at capturing audio, despite not packing technology such as Nokia’s Rich Recording. However, both of them also captured a lot of noise in the background. The HTC 8X really struggled.

The Lumia 920 is easily the best smartphone in the market when it comes to video capture, a 1080p 30 frames a second video from a smartphone never looked so good. What do you think?

3 thoughts on “Extreme Lumia 920 Helicopter Video Test: HTC 8X v iPhone 5 v Galaxy S3”

  1. Absolutely the best. I have used L920 for 5 weeks and… it is so good. I have shot many videos and people who have seen those are just saying: “No way, are you telling me you took these videos with this phone?”

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