It was an absolutely gorgeous day today in Puako Beach…
You can enjoy this short walk to the water too because my house is for sale in Puako Beach
…so, I made the “long trek” across the street to commune with the Honu, as is my typical Sunday practice.
This video is from my “original” flip videoâ€”I didn’t realize it had zoom until today!
Same shot from my NEW Flip Video HD, which has an amazing zoom…
The new Flip Video HD is bigger than the original oneâ€”it’s about double the width and runs on batteries. Interesting choice for Cisco, since one of the benefits to me of the original Flip is that it’s small enough to drop into my front pants pockets when I’m showing or previewing property, and whip out to take a quick video. Hmmm. This new one isn’t so “pocket friendly.”
Same shot from my new iPhone 4…
To me, the results are clearâ€”nothing beats the Flip HD for quality, crispness, sharpness, and brightness, not to mention color saturation. However, none of the devices were able to accurately capture the different blue hues of the water (and of course, not using the tripod makes the video shakiness a bit distracting).
For our property listings, I would use the Flip HD without question, especially on the tripod, the zoom is incredible, and battery operated means if you carry extra double-A’s in your car, like I do, you’ll never run out of juice, even in the most remote areas of the Big Island.
However, when I’m out and about, I bet I’ll turn the most to the iPhone for video. The darn thing is in my hand nearly constantly anyway, it never runs out of juice because I’m fanatic about having it plugged in all the time, and I carry a small battery charger backup. Also, the iPhone has a flash, and the ability to turn the video around easily and video myself.
What do you think? (Besides that you wish you were here in Hawaii sitting on the beach in Puako with me!)