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720p Video Capture Comparison, iPhone 4 v. DROID X

June 25th, 2010 at 2:26 PM

We’ve taken the video cameras of the DROID X and iPhone 4 for a spin, as we wanted to see what 720p looked like on the latest offerings from both Motorola and Apple. Our rudimentary results are in, and the winner is…the iPhone 4. The DROID X records 720p video at 24 fps, while the iPhone 4 records at 30 fps. While 6 fps seems negligible you can really tell the difference in both the indoor and outdoor tests we did. Another thing we noticed is file size. The DROID X records in the 3GP MPEG-4 format, and our 36 second clip was 102.4 MB. The iPhone 4 records in the MOV H.264 format and our 35 second video came in at 47.2 MB. The DROID X records with twice the bit-rate of the iPhone 4 which accounts for some of the difference in file sizes. The DROID X did beat out the iPhone 4 in color accuracy and audio recording quality. Hit the jump, as we’ve got a few videos and screenshots ready for your scrutiny. Make sure to set the video to play in full 720p!

First up is the indoor test; we have the iPhone 4 filming the DROID X, then the DROID X filming the iPhone 4.

Now we have the DROID X then iPhone 4 filming some really captivating bushes outside my house. Sundance here I come.

Here is a screen shot of what both files look like on our file system.

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