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Low light Video Sample: Nokia N8 at Rihanna Concert

This video of a Rihanna gig (I think in Tel-Aviv, Israel) is supposedly captured on a Nokia N8 according to uploader, Tal Tetievski.

  • The video is in 720p and recorded in stereo audio.
  • Stereo separation is obvious but this probably isn’t the best scene to demonstrate it.
  • Considering how loud concerts are, the N8 performed extremely well picking up the audio without too much harshness (only audible on left side -seems to be more wind blowing rather than inability to record extremely loud audio which most camera phones fail beautifully at)
  • Lots of changes between quite dark to lots of light and N8 handles transitions extremely well.
  • Quality is quite impressive as this isn’t optimum lighting conditions for video, look at the confetti and the richness of the colours at certain scenes.
  • Check out the usable digital zoom, which is actually worth using compared to most digital zoom that just blows up pixels.
  • Shakiness is an issue, but then again the recorder is at a gig, thus jumping up and down, waving their hands about often results in shaky video.
  • Video looks sufficiently fluid. No jerkiness, the frame rate looks smooth.
  • Wide angle for widescreen 16:9 video looks fantastic, capturing more of the scene within the frame.
  • People at Rihanna concert should be banned from bringing umbrellas. Yes, we get it. Man, so many eyes that could have been stabbed out! -_^

[VIMEO=http://vimeo.com/12197188]

YouTube Version:

@TalTet VIA @picassoc


  1. Mark G
    June 1, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    haha “People at Rihanna concert should be banned from bringing umbrellas.”

  2. June 1, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Really like the quality. But much better on the retail N8.

    • dhruvbhutani
      June 1, 2010 at 10:05 pm

      SO you have access to a retail N8 ?

  3. k.
    June 2, 2010 at 5:02 am

    bet that guy with the Iphone took some amazing videos, lmao. check it out on 7:18… I definitely like N8 but i think Nokia’s got more goodies hiding, can’t wait to see what else they gonna show in the months coming.

  4. Inokia
    June 2, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Cant view it on my nokia n97 mini. Can i have youtube link

  5. impossible video
    July 30, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    That was in no way captured with a device without optical zoom. The way it zooms in and out is definitely not digital.
    I don’t know which device recorded that show, but it did have zoom lens.

  6. Xer0
    August 31, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Nokia N8 hast the same blockness-less Digital Zoom like the N96
    so it may really look like “optical”

  7. George
    October 12, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Sounds pretty good. It’s funny that there is absolutely no bass, but you know when the bass hits by the way the sounds cracks. A good compromise though, nicely done.

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