Flagship smartphones allow us to record videos at 4k and 8k resolutions, at 60fps, 120fps, 240fps or higher. Various features are available to enhance video recording quality and performance. OIS and automatic image correction are increasingly more common. With artificial intelligence, results will be much better without user intervention. If you love recording videos, here are smartphone models to choose:
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
It has primary 108Mp camera with 1/1.33-inch sensor, 12Mp ultra wide-angle camera and a couple of 10Mp telephoto cameras. Assisted by laser autofocus, the smartphone can automatically and quickly gain focus necessary. The phone is able to record at 8k resolution at 30fps and 4k videos at 60fps.With the Director’s View feature, you can get live snapshots of each camera when recording a video. This means, you can switch between cameras to get the best footage. It is also possible to record with the rear and front cameras at the same time to save time when you are vlogging. The Galaxy S21 Ultra can produce videos with near cinematic quality.
Google Pixel 5
Compared to other flagships, Pixel 5 is quite affordable, but it could capture amazing videos. There are two good cameras on the back. The primary camera with 12.2Mp resolutions and f/1.7 aperture, while the ultra wide-angle camera with 16Mp resolution and f/2.2 aperture. They can capture 1080p videos at 120fps and 4k videos at 30fps. Users can use time-lapse, augmented reality and slow-motion features. There are many useful modes, like Cinematic Pan, Night Sight and low light. When you enable HDR Plus, the Pixel 5 captures more than images and the phone will combine them into a single image with much better quality.
Sony Xperia 1 II
Sony’s flagship from last year has great video recording capabilities. It can capture 4k videos at 60fps. If you enable HDR support, you will get videos with great contrast. If you choose to record at 1080p, you could do it up to 120fps. Videos should look very steady, because Xperia 1 II has EIS/OIS and Active Mode with 5-axis stabilization. On the back, there are three cameras, primary wide-angle, telephoto and ultra wide-angle cameras at 12Mp each. Not many smartphones come with the Cinema Pro app that offers manual adjustments of ISO, white balance and others.
Sony Xperia Pro
Sony Xperia Pro is appealing for videographers, because it allows them to do professional workflow. This smartphone is perfect for live streaming and you can transfer videos automatically on the go. It could record 4k videos with HDR feature enabled, 21:9 aspect ratio, colour management pre-sets and 120 frame rates. To enhance cinematography, users can enable intelligent wind filter and other features. With HDMI input, you can use the phone to connect with Sony cameras. On the back, there are primary wide, ultra wide-angle and telephoto cameras at 12Mp each. With Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, 512GB internal storage and 12GB RAM, among other smartphones, the Xperia Pro is very capable of performing any task.