1. MrJavelina's Avatar
    A video comparison of the new iPhone 7 Plus optical vs digital zoom. Compares 1X, 2X Optical, and 3X, 4X, and 5X Digital zoom in both 1080 and 4K.



    How much zoom would you use?
    10-21-2016 05:59 AM
  2. Ganesh Vu's Avatar
    Good video, better to post pics too by comparing them in this thread
    10-21-2016 06:41 AM
  3. C6TX6's Avatar
    Why downsample to 1080 with 4K examples?
    Make the entire video 4K so the 4K examples show, um, what 4K looks like. I use a 4K (not UHD) display at 4096x2160 so, yes, I can definitely see the difference!
    10-21-2016 08:08 AM
  4. MrJavelina's Avatar
    Good video, better to post pics too by comparing them in this thread
    Great suggestion Ganesh. I'll add that to my project list. Thank you for watching and commenting.
    10-21-2016 03:52 PM
  5. MrJavelina's Avatar
    Why downsample to 1080 with 4K examples?
    Make the entire video 4K so the 4K examples show, um, what 4K looks like. I use a 4K (not UHD) display at 4096x2160 so, yes, I can definitely see the difference!
    Agreed! I've got more 4k projects coming. My goal here was to export for best image quality.

    Here is a 4k project showing some 2 and 3x zooms in 4k:



    Many thanks for watching and commenting.
    Ganesh Vu likes this.
    10-21-2016 03:57 PM
  6. C6TX6's Avatar
    Ok that's more like it!
    You can really see the loss of detail when switching indoors in lower light.
    Most would argue that this did NOT come from a phone as well!
    The red tail catfish are awesome too.

    And to answer your original question I only use optical zoom unless I just need to get in closer for an ID or similar. I do find with UHD recording (up to) 4X optical zoom is still acceptable for 1080 final renders. Of course mileage always varies.

    Imagine what the video would look like with a higher bit rate. The A10 could handle 200+ Mbps UHD output. It would be a space eater for sure but 256GB holds enough for now.
    10-21-2016 09:12 PM
  7. MrJavelina's Avatar
    Ok that's more like it!
    You can really see the loss of detail when switching indoors in lower light.
    Most would argue that this did NOT come from a phone as well!
    The red tail catfish are awesome too.

    And to answer your original question I only use optical zoom unless I just need to get in closer for an ID or similar. I do find with UHD recording (up to) 4X optical zoom is still acceptable for 1080 final renders. Of course mileage always varies.

    Imagine what the video would look like with a higher bit rate. The A10 could handle 200+ Mbps UHD output. It would be a space eater for sure but 256GB holds enough for now.
    I'm happy to hear you found the 4k project useful.

    As you said, indoors the tele lens is questionable, outdoors with stabilization it's golden. With some practice we'll know when and how to use it for best result.

    Agreed! Smartphone cameras have come a long way.

    Next project will be shot in 4K, cropped in for editor pans & tilts, then exported in 1080. The objective is to leave the fluid head behind, shoot static and edit in the movement.

    Thanks again for watching and commenting.
    10-22-2016 12:45 PM
  8. Matty's Avatar
    Thanks for the video, MrJavelina! as usual the video quality is on point and looking good. Hopefully one day i can get my hands on a iPhone and use the Zoom ^_^
    10-23-2016 02:39 AM
  9. MrJavelina's Avatar
    Thanks for the video, MrJavelina! as usual the video quality is on point and looking good. Hopefully one day i can get my hands on a iPhone and use the Zoom ^_^
    Finger crossed you get your iPhone 7 Plus soon Matty.

    Thank you for watching and commenting.
    10-23-2016 04:19 PM

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