iPhone X vs 6s vs Samsung S7 vs Mirrorless G85 | Camera Showdown

CAN YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE?… Prepare yourself for the ULTIMATE camera showdown, comparing the super-camera of the iPhone X against its older brother the 6s, its rival the Samsung S7 and the best value professional camera the Panasonic G85 to help you decide on if it’s really worth the huge price hike.

NOTES

All videos were shot at their camera’s highest settings.

The audio on the iPhone X and iPhone 6s was boosted in post.

CAMERAS

iPhone X

Back Camera - 4k 60fs

Front Camera - 1080p 30 fps

HEVC encoding - resulting in around half the size of traditional mp4

iPhone 6s

Back Camera - 4k 30fps

Front Camera - 720p 30fps

Cheap as chips

Samsung S7

Back Camera - 4k 30fps

Front Camera - 1440p 30fps

Excellent quality, but poor colour profile

Panasonic G85

Using wide angle adapter and Ride VideoMicro for audio

Excellent quality

Weighs half a kilo!

THOUGHTS?

The quality of the iPhone X was very good, both the front and back camera has improved over the iPhone 6s, and the wider angle on the front camera is a must. That being said, I couldn’t really tell the difference between the front cameras in good lighting. Also, what surprised me the most is that even though the camera now features image stabilisation, the iPhone X and 6s were both very shaky when compared to the Samsung and Panasonic.

COMPANION VIDEOS

iPhone 7 Experience: https://youtu.be/g29h6bYdF8c

iPhone 6s Envirofone: https://youtu.be/rVY3trz0BE8

Panasonic G85 Field Test: https://youtu.be/4xcC1buDOaQ

Wide Angle Lens for G85: https://youtu.be/T9ClygpMG60

FILMING TOOLS | AMAZON AFFILIATE LINKS

iPhone X: http://amzn.to/2i2WcRz

Samsung S7: http://amzn.to/2xJy2yD

iPhone 6S: http://amzn.to/2yvlVaJ

Panasonic G85: http://amzn.to/2giOaCQ

Rode VideoMicro: http://amzn.to/2wBI4Eh

More: http://bit.ly/vtudiotools

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BlackVue DR750s Upgrade (from DR650s) & Best Settings Guide

In this guide we replace our stolen DR650s with the all new 60fps DR750s dashcam, letting you know if its worth the upgrade, and how to do it yourself.

PURCHASE | AMAZON AFFILIATE SHOP

DR750s-2CH & PowerMagic Pro: http://amzn.to/2jgvsJW

BEFORE YOU BUY

One big cravat before you buy. If you want to record at 1080/60p - and you probably do, recording clip lengths is now limited to 1 minute. Also, the DR900s is slated to launch very early next year, so if you can hold out, maybe do so - but note that it will be more expensive. I only got this model because well my last one got stolen, and there was a 30% national Australia day sale - to get these special offers make sure you subscribe to the BlackVue mailing list.

1-CH vs 2-CH NOTES

While the Ford dealership stated that the front and back cameras are specifically linked - probably get to me to buy another pair from them. BlackVue support have confirmed that the front and back dash cameras are not specifically linked, so in my case if I had a front DR650s it should have connected fine with my existing DR650s back camera.

UPGRADE TIPS

Great thing about the new camera is that it uses the exact same wiring and SD card, so you can pretty much pull out your old camera and place in the new one. Some things to consider is placement of the camera, previously the Ford dealership’s installers placed the camera right bang in the middle of the windscreen. This time round we placed it further up and slightly more hidden away.

BEST FEATURES

The improved image sensor, 60fps, and full hd back camera is cool!

It’s cool because it looks better when making time lapses of your driving, but, you won’t get any CSI style magic zoom..zoom..enhance from it.

The night mode is also improved but again you can see for yourself that its not going to pick up vehicles much further away than before.

Also cool is the wider angle view, where you may catch more of the action.

All the nights can now be turned off (only when in parking mode), but you could also do that in the old model by using a bit of black tape.

The processor on the device is faster and uses around 12% less battery. I did notice that transferring files over wifi seemed more reliable - but transfer speeds were still very slow. You really need to get two sd cards, and cycle them for when you want to view the footage on your computer.

Cloud - I haven’t used this feature yet because there is no such thing as unlimited mobile data over here in Australia, but it does sound cool AF to be able to remotely jump into a live dashcam feed someday.

WORST FEATURES

The app has improved, but it’s still pretty slow, with no support for background downloads. Get used to taking out your SD card and using the desktop app instead (which is awesome!).

The SD card is not encrypted or password protected, if a thief steals your dashcam - and they will someday. They will gain direct access to all your drives, know where you go, where you live, hear what you say.

1 minute clip length at 1080/60p is a bit of a nightmare to work with.

RECOMMENDED SETTINGS

- Make sure you set the correct GMT.

- Change your auto restart time to something other than 3pm.

- Turn off audio recording and maybe consider turning off GPS, the SD Card is unencrypted, so if a thief steals your dashcam, they also gain access to everything you say, and everywhere you go. UNSECURE AF!!!

- Reduce the sensitivity settings otherwise pretty much everytime you get in your car you’ll hear “AN IMPACT WAS DETECTED DURING PARKING MODE”

OVERALL 4/5

I’m very happy with the DR750s, if I still had my DR650s I probably wouldn’t upgrade to this model and hold off to see what they do with the DR900s.

Yes, I know I went in a bit hard on the whole 1 minute clip length, slow transfer speeds and security fail. But, just look around at the competition, in the world of dash cams you’re very limited in choice, and BlackVue have made one of, if not THE best dash camera there is to date.

RECOMMENDED VIEWING

DR650s-2CH Hardwire Install: https://youtu.be/KBOO6U5BKoo

High School Prom (ft 750s): https://youtu.be/Zl9Lk_qgQfk

Westfield Field Test (ft 650s): https://youtu.be/4xcC1buDOaQ

FILMING TOOLS | AMAZON AFFILIATE SHOP

Panasonic G85: http://amzn.to/2giOaCQ

Wide Angle Lens Adapter: https://youtu.be/T9ClygpMG60

SanDisk Extreme 256GB for G85: http://amzn.to/2ijkypB

MUSIC

The Green Orbs - Splashing Around

Dacom P10 | WATERPROOF Bluetooth Headphones for Sports

IPX7 and Bluetooth! In this review we take the cheap Chinese Dacom P10 headphones through Showering / Swimming / Running / Gymming.

If like me you love showering and listening to lectures, then these headphones will be great for you, as FINALLY I can actually combine both my hobbies and listen to lectures whilst in the shower! 🤓

They’re bluetooth 4.1, which means they’re low energy and high performing, the range is around 5-20 meters depending on your activity. When immersed in water the volume of the headphones do drop around 50%, you can counter this by pushing them further in your ear or increasing the volume. When swimming, the headphones kept falling out, so maybe a band around your head to keep them in place would be a thing to do. The battery is rated to last around 6 hours talk time, and takes a couple hours to fully charge up.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Playing Time: 8 hours

Talk Time: 6 hours

Standby Time: 180 hours

Charging Time: 2 hours

Waterproof Level: IPX7 Waterproof

PURCHASE LINKS

I got mine from the official Dacom store on Aliexpress

http://bit.ly/2jD6JUd

They are also available on the Amazon Affiliate Store

http://amzn.to/2hKLzCS

FILMING TOOLS | AMAZON AFFILIATE SHOP

Panasonic G85: http://amzn.to/2giOaCQ

Wide Angle Lens Adapter: https://youtu.be/T9ClygpMG60

Rode VideoMicro: http://amzn.to/2wBI4Eh

Rode NT-USB: http://amzn.to/2vmG42K

Joby GorillaPod SLR Zoom: http://amzn.to/2zF6ZVZ

Samsung S7: http://amzn.to/2xJy2yD

SanDisk Ultra 200GB for S7: http://amzn.to/2iqsXrO

SanDisk Extreme 256GB for G85: http://amzn.to/2ijkypB

LG 34UM88: http://amzn.to/2fs4iyd

More: http://bit.ly/vtudiotools

MUSIC

Death Match: https://youtu.be/i8YBTVK8SIQ