This post will show two versions of videos; one version captured with the Nikon P900, and the other captured with the Samsung Note 8. One quick note about the Note 8 videos: they were shot in the default mode. There is a higher version and beyond that, 4K video. However, here we hit on the limitations of the screen you have.
For instance, it does me no good to shoot in 4K because my screen won’t show it.
One other quick note. The last time we had waves on this side of the island (and surfers) was back in June. Well, a few days ago the waves came back . . . and took out the sand that had built up at the Magic Sands Beach.
Here’s a shot from last month . . .
On Monday, there was even more sand with a big flat ledge covering even the rocks in the foreground.
And now, the videos . . . oh, before I forget, lower the volume. Surf be loud.
Here are two more videos from the P900
So, here are a few videos from the Samsung Note 8. Obviously, no zoom function.
Here are some surfers I captured right before getting to the beach . . . er . . . rocks. These are unedited and a bit shaky as the high winds were moving me around a bit.
Not great, but I was only there for a bit and was worried about the light drizzle.
The same area shot with the Note 8 (you can see the surfers way out there):
These next two — also from the Note 8 — were shot in town the next day (it was sunny, so better video quality).
Again, windy and difficult to keep the balance while shooting as I was perched on some lava and there was a goodly amount of wind and was worried that if I lost my balance I might drop the phone.
Here are the P900 videos from the same area and time . . . (turn down volume):
Obviously, the zoom on the Nikon P900 gives it a big advantage when it comes to making an impact. Bringing the subject closer gives it a visual punch the wide angle shot can’t match.
Still, I think the Samsung Note 8 showed it’s no slouch. I’ll play around with some of the options and will continue giving periodic updates on what the phone can do.
By the way, the phone has an option to save the RAW image as well as the processed JPG. Very interesting comparing the two, but that is a topic for another post.
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