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May 09, 2014

Video Shootout: Galaxy Note 3 vs Canon 5D Mark III

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3, as with some of the recently released flagship smartphones, has the ability to record videos at 4K resolution. But how does it stack up against a respectable full-frame DSLR camera like the Canon 5D Mark III? Alec Weinstein, a cinematographer, goes out of his way to show us just that.

In his video, Alec Weinstein placed the videos captured by the two contenders in a single frame (one above the other) and let the viewers guess which clip was captured by which. At first, it can be a bit tricky to tell which video was shot using the Galaxy Note, but after a few comparisons you’ll easily pick out one from the other.

For the said test, Alec mounted a Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 lens on the Canon 5D Mark III. He shot at 1/200 shutter speed, ISO 100, at f/13 aperture and set the White Balance to 5600K. Although he mentioned that there were no in-camera adjustments (color, saturation and/or filters) done on the 5D Mark III during the test, he noted that there was post-processing involved to match the output of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

As for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, he just basically let the handset do its own thing by setting it on Auto. He recorded the clips using the smartphone’s default camera app at the camera’s native resolution (3840×2160) and just downsized the file to 1080p on post-process.


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Judging by the sample videos above, it seems that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the victor in this shoot-out. But as Alec pointed out, this comparison is not intended to show which one is better at video recording, rather to highlight what handsets like the SGN3 bring to the table and that the “4K arm’s race is in full swing”.

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6 Responses to “Video Shootout: Galaxy Note 3 vs Canon 5D Mark III”

  1. Wilbert says:

    ganun…? be yen…

  2. james says:

    nu nyare sau bulaong? meaning a pixel interpolated in a crowded tiny sensor will bet a full frame? whatsoever recording size do u want either full hd,hd and latest 4k there is no way that a mobile phone can bet the resolution of slr I know waht im talking about. coz I do repair slr so i know what is the big difference of both in terms of video and still! indi porket nagpapakilala na cinematographer post mo na DIN DTO KAgad esep esep pag mi tym sabi mi raffy ylana.di mo klala noh search mo.
    peace!

  3. james says:

    Nu nyare sau James? Wala sense ang comment mo. Inaatake mo si Ronnie B for reporting a video comparison. Kung di ka makapaniwala sa resulta ng video test, you’re barking at the wrong tree in expressing your disbelief (or ignorance) hehe. Peace ka dyan.

    • james says:

      Tanga! mas mabuti pa si abuzalzal sau may sense yung reaction.ang sakin lang wag i post yung news kung di naman makakatohanan para di maligaw yung mga reader dto. smartphone vs. dlsr winner smartphone.bugok!.kya tinitira kau ni abuzalzal kasi ung non sense na balita i post nu rin dto sa yugatech! magpost kau ung mi batayan kasi dami kami dto bumavasa nasa industry ng tech
      .bugok!

    • james says:

      Tanga! mas mabuti pa si abuzalzal sau may sense yung reaction.ang sakin lang wag i post yung news kung di naman makakatohanan para di maligaw yung mga reader dto. smartphone vs. dlsr winner smartphone in 4k res video.bugok!.kya tinitira kau ni abuzalzal kasi ung non sense na balita i post nu rin dto sa yugatech! magpost kau ung mi batayan kasi dami kami dto bumavasa nasa industry ng tech ng prof essional camera.
      .bugok!

  4. james says:

    Haha! Di ka lang bobo, pikon pa hehe. Huwag mo daanin sa mura, mag-reason out ka ng maayos. Gumawa ka ng sarili mo comparison kung ayaw mo paniwalaan yung article. Asar ka lang kasi laos na DLSR mo na pagkamahal-mahal pero maganda pa kuha ng hamak na smartphone haha. Sorry partner, itapon mo na DLSR mo bili ka na lang Note 3. Love u!

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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