Slow-motion video capture is a great feature to have on your smartphone. You can get creative with it and turn boring situations into cinematic masterpieces.
Video recording has become really good on mobile phones. These days, phones can record in 4K and even 8K resolution without breaking a sweat. Another commonly used form of video is slow motion. This just makes some things look really cool, and for a good slo-mo shot to be possible, you need a phone which can capture high frame rate video and slow it down to make it look smooth even when played at very slow speeds. So, if you’re out surfing with the waves, at a firework show, or just want to capture the pop of a bubble in slow motion, here are some of the phones with the best slow-motion video recording.
The iPhone 12 Pro is regarded as one of the best camera phones out there. The video recording capabilities of this phone are second to none and it features a triple camera system with ultra-wide, telephoto and wide-angle lenses. Together, the cameras provide you with Smart HDR functionality, 4K Dolby Vision HDR recording up to 60fps, and more. When it comes to slow-motion video recording, you can record in full HD at 120 or 240 FPS, depending on how slow you want things to be. Thanks to Full HD recording resolution, you can get high-quality video even in slow motion.
As far as video recording is concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S21 offers one of the best recording experiences. The pro-mode video camera allows you to shoot videos in 8K resolution for unmatched performance. Not just that, the slow-motion video recording also takes advantage of the top-shelf hardware. This camera allows you to record slow-motion video in two resolutions - 1080p at 240 fps and 120fps and super slow motion with 720p at 960fps. With such smooth slow-motion capture, you can get the most out of cool sports shots, trick shots, fast-moving cars and loads more. Bestowed with powerful internals, the phone can render and produce fine video in no time.
If you’re looking for a smartphone that makes the most of software enhancements in terms of video recording, the OnePlus 8T is a good pick. It offers a simple, clean and intuitive interface for the camera app, allowing you to fine-tune video parameters and settings as you feel. The smartphone is capable of capturing video at up to 4K resolution for cinema-like quality. Slow-motion capture is possible at full HD 1080p resolution at 240 fps, which gives extremely smooth playback. If you want more frames, you will have to drop the video resolution to 720p which enables 480 fps recording. The camera hardware includes quad-camera shooters, the primary one being a 48-megapixel Sony sensor.
Here’s a budget-friendly smartphone that lets you record video in slow motion. The camera hardware is quite promising in that it is a triple camera setup. The primary camera is a 48-megapixel camera that is used for video recording. This in itself enables clear video recording up to 4K resolution at 30fps. Slow-motion video recording is possible at 120/240/960fps and 720p/1080p. Readers should note that 940fps slow-motion recording is possible only at 720p on this smartphone. 1080p recording for slow motion is pretty good as the playback content stays pretty clear and detailed while you view it frame by frame. Incidentally, it has a pretty good 6.67-inch display which makes it easier to shoot video.