News, , , , , , , , — December 12, 2011 14:48 — 1 Comment

Top 5 smartphones of 2011 for photography and filming video

While the launch of Apple’s iPhone 4S made all the headlines this year, there were other extremely capable smartphones out in 2011, here are some of the best for shooting video and taking photographs

1. Apple iPhone 4S
Apple upped its game with the iPhone 4S, including not only an 8mp camera but also a screen with 3:2 aspect ratio and 960 x 640p retina display resolution. Smart moviemakers seized on the new model and were quick to show off its film capabilities, noting the quality in contrast, better depth of field and fantastic results when shooting in low light. Quite simply shooting video on the Apple iPhone 4S is as good as it gets.

3. Samsung Galaxy S II
Another smartphone with an 8mp camera that by all accounts achieves impressive results. Samsung Galaxy S II records videos in full HD, producing crystal clear images. A great everyday smartphone, excellent for the novicefilm-maker.

4. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
The Arc has a powerful 8.1mp camera and impressive flash. The handset records videos in full HD quality with the capability of converting to MP4s for sharing. Its constant autofocus during recording ensures high quality videos even in low light that is impressive compared to some of the market. We have yet to see any films or video recorded on the Arc, so send us some examples.

The best feature of this phone is its 3D capabilities and 4.3-inch screen. You can take striking photos and convert them into 3D images with ease, but with only a 5mp camera picture quality is not quite up there with the best, but it does shoot adequate video.

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Tony Myers has written 866 articles for Smart Movie Making

Fooling around with the iPhone since 2010. Taking it to the next web by writing about new media, new technology, new wave cinema and the digital revolution.

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