Smartphone, Pocket Camera, Regular Camera, What’s the Best Bang For The Buck?

HD Video ComparisonsOver the past few months I have really been focusing on increasing my efforts in video and increasing my skills in making video.  Today I wanted to share a video I made of various HD video options that are out there that I currently own.  Some of the devices I tested do not promote that they do HD, but I included them for comparison.  In the video below you will see comparisons of the Kodak Playtouch, Panasonic Lumix TZ5, HTC MyTouch 4G from TMobile, an original FlipCam, and the InSight Webcam of my Macbook Pro.  I shot all the video sitting at my desk in my office from as close to the same position as possible so there would not be any variables in light, audio, or surroundings.  I did not include my Canon t3i DSLR into the comparison as I was trying to review video options that were comparable in price.  Plus, I already knew it would be much better than any of the rest.

Also, I did not make any edits to the actual videos themselves.  They are in as raw a format as possible.  Audio has also been left alone.  I will note that I did use my Audio Technica ATR 3350 microphone with the Kodak Playtouch.  I had recently purchased a mono to stereo adapter and wanted to see if it worked in splitting the audio from a single mono L to a left and right channel. It seemed to work pretty well.

Here’s the video showing the various results:


Granted, there are many other camera options out there, but these were the only ones available to me at this time.  If anyone watching this video has an HD video camera they would like me to review, feel free to contact me I’d love testing out your products and sharing with my audience.

So which of the cameras shared in the video, which one seemed best to you and why?  Also, you can see many of the products used in my Amazon Video Store.

Jeremy Blanton

Jeremy Blanton is the Co-Founder of 210 Consulting - Social Media Advisors. His company is dedicated to helping you understand how to use social media platforms to increase your business. He is a social media speaker who shares with thousands of people each year on things like how to use Facebook for Business, Blogging, and How to use Twitter. When he is not coaching or speaking, he spends most of his time working on Custom WordPress Sites for his clients.

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