NOTE: When I edited this, I screwed up the resolution. This video is a much better example of the Infuse 4G’s video capabilities.
This video was taken with my Samsung Infuse 4G. I thought I’d be able to do some simple edits in Windows Movie Maker, but no such luck – WMM can’t import .mp4 files. There are conversion programs, but when you’re dealing with video editing software as primitive as WMM, why bother?
In any case, I have to say that I’m impressed with the video quality. Sure, it’s not amazing, but for a cell phone, it’s pretty nice. There are some manual controls and some automatic white balance controls that rivals some presets I’ve had available to me on some old camcorders.
Since I got this phone, people keep asking me if I like it, and I can’t really answer that question. The Samsung Infuse 4G is my first smart phone, so I don’t really have any frame of reference to do a comparison with. What I can say is it does everything I want it to do: takes pictures (has a flash), takes video (max setting is 1280 x 720), works as a video/MP3 player and has external storage as well as internal storage. I thought I would have trouble adjusting to typing on a touch screen, but it’s a lot easier to get used to then I thought it would be.
In any case, the video camera works well and has more manual controls then I would expect for a camera phone, but I don’t have any idea how well it stacks up against the competition.