Cameras are probably the best addition to a phone. This allows us to capture moments with the ease that no other device ever in the human history could do. It is so easy to use a smartphone and so convenient that we do not even feel that now-a-days on an average a person spends around 3 to 4 hours on this device.
The smartphone cameras are not as good as a DSLR camera and should not be compared. But is it?
The gap between professional photography and phone camera photography has been on a steady decline as the technology develops. Today’s smartphone cameras can click extremely professional like photos if not better than a DSLR. Time and again we come across news where photos or videos are shown that has been clicked or shot from a smartphone. More and more professional photographers are opting for premium quality smartphones with superb cameras instead of a DSLR. The reason is simple:
- Easy to use
- More connectivity features than a DSLR (mostly).
Now, let us look at videography. We all love to watch movies/documentaries/short films/any-professional video because of the stable recording along with the premium video quality. The videos look good due to the professional cameras and their stability maintaining equipment that comes inbuilt. However, the modern smartphones also come pre-equipped with features such as Electronics Image Stabilisation (EIS ) and Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). These features make the videos extremely stable even on a smartphone. The lenses in good smartphones are now a days made by German companies such as Carl Zeiss and Leica, whereas the image sensors are made by Sony and Samsung. These brands ensure the top-notch quality is maintained throughout. The superior smartphone cameras and post-recording editing are all easily available and mostly for free in the public domain.
Having said that, the stability of the video is still an issue. Companies have been in constant pursuit of a device that would allow the average photographer with the necessary stability that would make their photos or videos as stable as a tripod mounted DSLR camera.
Mid-range smartphones too can shoot good quality full HD or even 4K videos but they just need a gimbal to make the videos look professional. The hand-held gimbal DGS-005 from the Indian company Digitek does a good job in keeping the shakes out of the videos. It comes at with a price tag of Rupees 10,000. It can make any smartphone (with a decent camera) a good video recording device that can be used for making documentaries or short films etc.
The device is very easy to connect with the smartphone and hence makes it extremely user-friendly. It is very portable if you consider the size of a DSLR and its equipment. Digitek’s gimbal is the best option for people who have budget constraints or are more interested in buying affordable premium smartphones such as OnePlus or POCO devices. Instead of buying an expensive phone with OIS, it is a better option for them to purchase the Digitek gimbal and turn any smartphone into a decent video camera.