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Sony Xperia Z3: Unboxing & Review

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The Sony Xperia z3 is significantly slimmer and lighter than the z2. Additionally, it is simpler and more rounded, which makes it feel a little nicer in the hand. This phone’s water resistance rating has been increased to ip68, indicating that it can be submerged in 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes. Additionally, the phone is available in black copper and green. It comes in three colors: white, black, and green.

It features a 5.2-inch 1080p LCD display with a pixel density of 424. The Sony Xperia Xperia Z2 features a 5.2-inch display with slimmer bezels. It feels significantly more compact than before, is significantly thinner, and the overall shape is slightly more rounded and comfortable to hold. The earpiece, which doubles as one of the front-facing stereo speakers, is located at the top. The camera is capable of recording in 1080p HD and features a dedicated dual stage camera button.

Additionally, it incorporates a remote control and microphone. To activate the camera, press and hold it; it also serves as the shutter release. Twenty-seven-megapixel sensor with new optics for a wider field of view, as well as a new image processor for improved image processing. To wake the screen, double-tap it, and I’ll show you where to find it in the settings. Swiping up to open the camera app; alternatively, you can swipe down to access your notification panel from anywhere on the device, even if the screen is locked.

Samsung’s Quick Connect detects all available wireless devices for streaming media such as photographs, video, audio, and so on. We also have brightness controls. You can also use screen mirroring if you have a compatible screen Mirroring device, such as a Samsung Smart TV in my case, to wirelessly broadcast the play and audio of this to that television. I can go to any of these Settings panels by tapping and holding on to it, and you’ll notice a little button appear that takes you to Wi-Fi settings. Google’s new Android Lollipop comes with a slew of new features. The software is intended to provide users with a much simpler user interface.

A grayscale screen, simplified apps, and themes are among the new features. The phone also includes a stamina mode that allows users to extend their device’s standby time by up to 10 days. It also includes new on-screen Android controls that allow users to swipe up to Google and access the Play Store. Xperia Lounge is a media store where you can buy and rent content. There are games and apps for music, movies, and games.

When you’re doing other things in the background, apps floating around. You can also add more small apps from the Google Play Store or convert your widgets into small apps. The Xperia Lounge also includes a Walkman app that integrates all of our music and connects to Music Unlimited for music purchases. It also includes a touch block that, when activated, prevents you from accidentally activating the screen when you don’t want it to. Under album, you’ll see all of the photos and villages you’ve taken with your camera, as well as an indication of what was recorded in 4k.

You can connect to Facebook Picasa or Flickr to feed images to your gallery number movies. In addition to the Walkman album, movies, and PlayStation app, we have what’s new, which is part of the experience and, once again, aggregates all of the media into one location. There’s also lifelog, which is a really interesting app that keeps track of pretty much everything you do with your phone. The actor has one more little trick here so you can search for apps. For example, if you want to launch the Instagram app to start typing, Instagram finds it right away with a short pause. You can also see how many calories they burn per day and how that is calculated if we go to my calories.

If you want the screen, it will take you to settings that include the word screen, such as sound display security, and the like. Another experiment with connectivity will reveal a plethora of options. We have our media server settings so that we can activate share media sharing so that DLNA certified devices can see the media on this phone. We also have Windows tethering and Dualshock 3 and Dualshock 4 setup. Under personalization, we’ll find things like motion so there’s only one option here but basically, if you toggle it on you have several options here so if you want to answer a phone call simply bring the device to your ear reject a call simply shake the device ringer off. Under home, you’ll notice that we have two launchers here: simple home, which will change the launcher to a much simpler layout, and speed dial contacts, which you can see down here. More features are revealed under the display, such as glove mode, which allows you to use your phone with gloved hands, which is very useful.

X-reality for mobile is enabled by default, which improves image clarity and vibrancy. The NASS Z3 has a super vivid mode that makes colors pop in order to produce super vivid images. You can also manually adjust the screen’s white balance here. Even though they have the same screen resolution, the z3 has some UI changes from the z2. For example, the size of the icons is now much larger on the z3. The folder icon is a little different, and when you drag and drop an item here on the Z2, you’ll notice a slightly different interface.

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Sharp Aquos Crystal: Unboxing & Review

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Hey guys Mike here the Detroit Borg with a look at the very unusual Sharp Aquos crystal which is being sold in the US as a sprint exclusive is also available on their MVNOs like Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile for 150 dollars off contract so it's being sold as a prepaid phone so obviously the big standout feature here is that edgeless display so you can see there's virtually no bezel surrounding part of the phone but of course there is a fairly large chin bezel housing some of the sensors the front-facing camera now in order to achieve this unique design they've eliminated the earpiece and replace it with a direct wave

Receiver now that means it vibrates the glass panel to act as your speaker so when you place it next to your ear it sounds like a regular speaker so it's very interesting technology now in terms of specs this is a fairly low-end phone this is got a Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.2 gigahertz we have one and a half gigs of RAM eight gigs of internal storage standard with a 120 gig SD card slot for expansion we also have an 8 megapixel camera on the back good for 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second and a 1.2 megapixel camera on the front and of course we're going to demonstrate

Those in this video all right so let's get into this unboxing of course this is a prepaid phone with a traditional prepaid packaging so I have a little tab up here to pull so now we can just slide it right out alright so we get this little blister pack here and we have our paper works we have a Quick Start Guide obviously produced by Sprint so we're going to go through a lot of the features in this video some important regulatory information all right so you can see some of the accessories in the back here which includes a USB cable you're recycling bag for your old phone

And it looks like some more paperwork let's go and crack into this right here alright so there is the phone and you can see I have the black version here which is I believe unique to the Sprint carrier so there we go very nice looking film or any press rail a very compact four five inch phone so let's set that aside for just a moment get these contents all the way so as you can see here with the universal wall adapter with a USB port on one side along with our micro USB charging cable pretty basic stuff and then we have some paperwork explain how to remove the back

Panel and that sort of thing and then we have our recycling bag for recycling our old phone if we want alright so there is our phone with a piece of plastic covering it we're gonna take this off there we go that really nice edge to edge glasses plate very unique definitely unlike any phone I've handled before all right so let's get this started going to tap and hold the power button at the top here so we can start taking a look around so there we go let's take a close look at the hardware design as you can see the big story here is at edgeless display

Very unique certainly unusual to handle if you're used to smartphones you never handle anything quite like this before now the crystal gets its name for the way the cover glass is cut and beveled at the edges and that merges perfectly with the metal frame of the phone very nice looking design very high quality that feels really nice in the hand because you have that seamless design it just looks very unusual and I like the weight kind of reflects the display it's actually kind of similar to the Moto 360 which also has a beveled edge around the glass panel now instead of at the top at

The bottom you'll find the front-facing 1.2 megapixel camera so it's kind of an unusual position so we're going to explore how this works then we have our ambient light sensor our proximity sensor and an LED notification light now at the bottom of the phone you'll find a micro USB charging port as well as a microphone which is your mouthpiece now on the right side not much going on here but on the left side you'll find your volume rocker which is a little too flush a little more recess and I'd like to see doesn't feel quite as tactile that's also true at the top of the phone

We will find the power sleep/wake button which again is a little too recessed not as tactile as I'd like to see and then we have our 3.5 millimeter headphone jack so on the back we have a dimpled matte plastic removable back panel which is black on Sprint white on Boost Mobile and I believe virgin as well alright so let's go ahead and peel off this back panel here which is pretty basic just a simple piece of thin plastic that's rigid once attached there's no NFC or anything that's built into that back cover now you can see we have our sealed in 2040 milliamp hour battery so you

Can't replace that now this phone uses a nano SIM and then we have a micro SD card slot which again supports 128 gig cards now down here below you'll see our loudspeaker which is sealed up behind that back panel all right so let's go ahead and seal up this back panel you really have to make sure it's sealed up there's a lot of snaps here alright so let's take a close look at the interface again this is Android 4.4.2 you can swipe to the right here on the launch screen to activate the camera of course we're going to take a close look at the camera app in detail you can swipe down

To get to your notification panel with your expandable notifications tap up here to see all your quick settings and jump to your Settings panel here which has a few modifications we're going to take a look at in just a moment you can also use a two-finger gesture to get to your quick settings again they're pretty basic here toggle on your brightness we do have auto mode in here as well in terms of the app selection you can see it's pretty much stock android with google apps as well as a few third-party apps so you'll see a sprint app for voicemail the voice

Dialer you also see this voice assistant which is an alternative to Google now now to get to Google now you just swipe up from the home button or any of these buns takes you right there and of course you can say okay google what's the weather like tomorrow in Rochester Hills tomorrow's forecast for Rochester Hills is 66 degrees with a chance of showers of course you can folder items just by dragging and dropping over each other again pretty stock stuff you can also tap and hold anywhere on the home screen to edit your wallpapers we also have our recent apps and as you can see here

Pretty familiar stuff very little is different from stock Android now there are a few unique features here to the sharp so we can go under settings to find some of them which includes Harman Kardon audio so basically this is a way of improving audio thanks to the processing of clarify audio clarify will improve the performance of compressed audio over Bluetooth audio or headphones not over the speaker we also have the clarifying visualizer which pops up anytime you're playing audio so we're going to take a look at that in just a moment we also have live stage this

Again is another way of improving audio depending on the way you're listening to it so either headphones or Bluetooth audio so when you're watching or listening to anything with audio when you hit the volume button you get to this little control panel which pops up here so this allows you to enable this little visualizer here which is always present when you're listening to audio but if you tap on it you can close this or you can disable clarify like so so if you're not listening to anything currently you can see that control panel disappears but when you activate

Anything with audio it comes back now this film does have a few interesting tricks here one of them is the ability to just swipe across a lock screen to wake it up and then you can unlock it you can also just shake the phone like so to relock it so again swipe across the screen unlock it shake to lock it again so it's a very nice effect you can also see that when I wake up the screen you get this little flash which is a feature that is available under settings as well so the settings here go to display under frameless effect you have several

Options here under display light on so you can see we have flow ambient and diffusion or you can turn off entirely you can also enable a flashing alarm effect so it flashes the edges of the screen when an alarm is going off and when you start charging you get this low effect here that swipes across the screen and also under display is our screen on/off by motion gestures here so we have the sweep on effect for waking up the device the shake off effect for putting to sleep and then you have something else called the stay on effect which will prevent the display from

Going to sleep if you're handling the phone and then if you place it flat on a table it will automatically turn off and when you pick it up again it'll turn back on we also have a little screen grab utility also available under settings which you can toggle on and off it's under device it's called clip now so you can turn this on basically what it does if you swipe across the top of the screen like so does a little screen grab and you have some control over it so you can tap and hold on it and if you want to confirm it to swipe like so alternately just have them hold the

Power and volume down button to do the same thing now personally I prefer to disable this feature because I'm accidentally triggering it all the time when they just mean to bring down the drop down shade now the camera is pretty full features that we can snap a photograph we can tap anywhere on the scene to adjust exposure and focus and you can see it's definitely not the quickest AF out there it's also not the quickest to take photographs you can pinch in and out to zoom and of course that's just digital cropping you can toggle between video and photo mild care

You can start recording your video and you can snap a photograph long recording video and stop it when you're done now you do not have pause here and you can see it goes right into our gallery and you can see that effect is a little slow understanding you'll see things like our white balance you can set to auto or select one of the other conditions we have our mic setting so you can turn it on or off if you want we also have our focus settings for AF and macro and that sort of thing so again lots of controls we also have our anti flicker so we can change that from auto

To 50 Hertz to 60 years so it depends on if you're looking at a display or something like that that might be flickering we also have our time lapse setting so we do have time lapse with several options now in still mode we have our ISO white balance our shutter mode shutter mode include smile detect and turnaround detect we also have our self timer touch screen shutter so if you want to take a raph when you touch the screen you can enable that as well we also have our timer and then we have our auto focusing

Selections here so you can select af Center AF macro AF that sort of thing we also have anti-shake which is digital stabilization and then we have anti flicker again for 50 Hertz or 60 hurt refresh rates we have some other interesting tricks up here so you can see our resolution options so if you want a 16 by 9 aspect ratio you have to downgrade to 16 or 6 megapixels instead of 8 megapixels 8 megapixels is 4 by 3 we also have our gridlines and there are a variety of gridlines you can select these are basically guidelines for framing your shots you'll see things

Like the golden ratio the triangle the golden section triangle – and quite a few others now in terms of quality as camera is actually pretty decent in bright sunlight or ideal conditions so delivers pretty sharp results better than I expected color accuracy is pretty decent a little under saturated but it's definitely not as bad as I expected now it's definitely much worse in low-light conditions this camera is almost unusable has a hard time focusing and when it processes the image everything comes out very soft now in terms of video quality again this

Camera maxes out at 1080 P resolution which is to be expected with a budget phone now the quality is actually pretty decent under ideal conditions it does tend to underexpose just like it does with the photographs and white balance tends to get a little out of hand tends to go all over the place trying to adjust for the scene it also has a hard time finding the right exposure tends to underexpose or overexpose depending on the light conditions and tends to bounce around quite a bit so again this is a budget phone with budget specs and budget processing power so that's to be

Expected here but it's a little better than average now because our front-facing camera is at the bottom of the phone when using it in this orientation it's basically pointing up at your chin which isn't very flattering so when you activate the camera and actually coaches you to flip it upside down so when you flip it upside down again acts more like a traditional front-facing camera alright guys Mike here dd4 testing out the front-facing camera of the sharp aquos crystal we're just doing a pretty poor job exposing the scene here as you can see I look

Pretty dark so again underexposed just like the rear-facing camera again fairly mediocre results this is 720p you can see there's a lot of color noise a lot of distortion again I'm recording at 720p of course you can record to VGA or less this is to be expected with a low budget phone again not great optics not a great sensor now what not a lot of light going into that sensor from those optics and as you can see I'm kind of straining to hold it far enough away from me to fit into the to fit into the image just because the lens is it well optimized

For this front-facing mode here so definitely not the best front facing camera are going to get so don't buy it if that's important to you now sharp has done a very nice job with this LCD IPS display excellent effects is viewing angles fairly bright with bright vivid colors and generally looks really good especially outdoors Texas sharp even though it's not the highest resolution display still pretty sharp my only complaint here is that it's not quite as bright whites are not quite as crisp as I'd like to see but generally speaking is simply a really attractive display

Now there are two issues with this display one of them is stuck pixels I've noticed a few of them right out of the box which is not entirely uncommon on lower-end devices I've noticed it for example on the Moto G I reviewed recently but the other issue here is perhaps more of a nuisance and that is light leaking along the side you can actually see the backlight of the display when you pitch the phone at certain angles now the chamfered edge of the glass seems to reflect it more at certain angles and then when you look at an extreme angle you can see it again

Now it seems to be more prominent on the left-hand side the my device but you can see it again as well on the right side of the device but again more prominent on the left-hand side but generally speaking it's not a huge nuisance here but simply going to be noticeable for a lot of people now with a Geekbench three squares you can see obviously much lower performance than something like the iPhone 6 but of course huge difference of pricing as well now because we're running Android 4.4 in The Fairly stock configuration the performance on this device is really smooth and quick

Despite its low-end specs that tends to be the case for a lot of low-end phones running stock Android of course we have that 720p display so there's not all pixels to push here so it's able to keep up pretty smoothly now certain EPS will choke the camera app could be a little quicker and sometimes when you're scrolling through a website has a harder time keeping up with only 1.5 gigs of ram now in terms of that direct wave your piece technology that turns the glass display into a speaker it sounds better than you expect although it's definitely not as good as a traditional

Speaker it's not quite as loud not quite as clear and tends to be much higher and prone to high-end frequency distortion the benefit of this technology however is that no matter where you place the device on your ear any part of the screen it works the same so that means audio quality is consistent no matter where you place the phone on your ear now very life is actually pretty decent here after one day in 12 hours of use with about three hours of on-screen time a little more than three hours of on-screen time at maximum brightness our battery was down

To about six or seven percent so pretty decent results overall now I really like the form factor of this phone thanks to its very compact bezel list design of course you have this fairly large bezel at the bottom which seems a little off balance but the rest of the phone perhaps a little bigger than it should be but it does provide a nice surface area to grip the phone when you need to handle it in landscape orientation but because this phone isn't razor thin it's got a nice angled edge along the side you do have a lot of area to grip onto the phone without touching the display

If this phone was even thinner you probably run into issues where you have to grip the phone by touching the edge of the display which will cause problems so here it seems to be just perfectly design it's got a nice curve on the back it's the right weight the right thickness so generally speaking I'm pretty impressed by the overall form factor now in terms of the rear facing speaker definitely not a highlight here this tends to sound very tinny pretty low-pitched and definitely not as full as most rear facing speakers on premium phones so again this is prone to

Positional distortion but the speaker is loud and generally decent enough for most uses so in the end this phone is very interesting for a number of reasons mostly for its design and its pricing there's a pretty decent phone for its price and it's definitely a standout design in a crowd of pretty forgettable prepaid options so without a doubt the Aquos although not a high-end phone by any means definitely provides an option for those looking for a budget smartphone so that's going to do for me in this video thanks for watching and I'll see you again in the next one

Sharp Aquos Crystal: Unboxing & Review

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Apple iMac with Retina 5K display: Unboxing & Review

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Hey guys Mike here the Detroit Borg with a look at the new iMac with a stunning retina 5k display so this is joining the existing lineup of the 21.5 inch and 27-inch iMac switch are carried over unchanged now for the most part the retina iMac is identical to the existing non-retina 27-inch iMac but they adds a 5k display and upgraded internal specs and before we get to the specs and what makes this display so stunning let's get it out of the box so we can take a close look around now if you order your iMac from Apple it ships in a cushion trapezoidal phonics identical in shape to the I'm Xbox he even opens the same

Way folding forward for easy accessibility so you not to strain to pull it out of the box now once again we have that distinctive trapezoidal box which makes the packaging much more stable for transport the packaging has been updated with the artwork for OS 10 Yosemite which just went public last week Apple also makes this really easy to open once again so I have to do is slice the tape and let the front of the box open up which reveals a styrofoam cocooned iMac now tucked in the top is our accessory box containing our wireless Bluetooth keyboard and mouse

First up is the multi-touch Magic Mouse which is carried over unchanged now of course if you do a custom order you could get a Magic Trackpad instead now this comes pre-installed with non-rechargeable batteries and the first thing that we'll need to do here is to switch it on so the mouse is ready to pair to the iMac when it boots up for the first time next up is the Bluetooth keyboard which is very familiar terra-tory here with that aluminum unibody design and the chiclet style keyboard now on either side we'll find a power button as well as the battery

Compartment which can be opened with a coin when it's time to replace the batteries but once again these come pre-installed with two doublea's we still have all of our familiar Apple keyboard functions at the top such as controlling screen brightness Mission Control launcher and media controls now below that we'll find our literature packet which includes a Quick Start Guide warranty information Apple stickers and an Apple branded microfiber cleaning cloth for that glass display the Quick Start Guide covers the basic setup and installation information as

Well as highlighting some of its major software features on OS 10 Yosemite now it's probably best to do this on the floor instead of on a table like I'm doing here but you can see our iMac is completely cushioned in styrofoam segments which makes them easy to take apart now behind the packaging will find our detach power cord just kind of hanging a we're going to connect this later now the next thing I need to do is remove the styrofoam envelope protecting the iMac now to free of just peel these tabs at the back of the iMac free them from

Behind the stand and just pull up next up we have lots of clear plastic covering the glass of the iMac and the user-accessible Ram slots which thankfully still here next we can start peeling plastic off from the size of the iMac so we can pull this off in one piece next up is a plastic covering the pedestal and as you might have noticed the hinge is still using a spring to help hold up the heavier 27-inch iMac now the chassis of the iMac is again identical to the 27-inch design they debuted back in 2012 so same dimensions and all with that aluminum unibody

Design we still have that razor thin 5 millimeter edge that curves toward the center to create the illusion of a super thin display while giving space for the components inside the effect is still really attractive here now at the bottom once again we'll find the chin with the Apple logo now like before the chin houses the air vents and down facing stereo speaker grilles which in this case are milled into the edge of the bezel and again that bezel is also razor thin I've always really liked these speakers in the 27-inch iMac and I use them regularly thanks to the deep bass

Response and clear dynamic range I'll have a sample later in this video so you can judge for yourself now on the top of the display we'll find a FaceTime HD camera along with an ambient light sensor and LED indicator also find a pair of dual microphones edged into the metal unibody at the top edge of the display and just below that on the backside of the iMac now behind the iMac on the top will find that glossy black plastic Apple logo that acts as an RF transparent window for Wi-Fi to pass through the metal chassis unaffected and of course we're running a low 2011 ICI

In this computer now behind the pedestals hinge you'll find the chassis exhaust vent the RAM door the power port and a Kensington lock at the very bottom now on the back of the iMac we'll find all of the i/o ports in one location including an SDXC card slot as well as a headphone jack which also acts as an input for a microphone and also acts as an optical audio output as well with the right adapter we also have four USB 3.0 ports two Thunderbolt 2 ports and a Gigabit Ethernet port now on the opposite side will find that concaved power button so it's easy to feel for

Without having to see it now once again this 27-inch iMac has user upgradeable RAM so we can pop off the back panel to install our own RAM sticks now concealed in the power port is a button to release that panel you'll probably need something to push on the button to release it since it's so recessed now the panel pops off and is only held on with anti-vibration friction fittings along the side now inside that panel you actually see some instructions on how to remove and install your own ramp first step is to release the RAM carriage which pops up when you spread the clips

Apart now I'm removing the existing four gig Ram sticks and replacing them with a gig sticks so they'll bring me up to 32 gigs and again this is a lot cheaper than what Apple will charge this is two hundred and seventy dollars for 32 gigs versus $600 for Apple's upgrade for 32 gigs now the installation is very easy the slots are clearly defined and all you need to do is push them in firmly to seat them correctly once you're done with installation we just need to push the carriage back down and reinstall the back panel now if you want to buy your own RAM upgrade kit I'll post a link in

The description below now our next step is to connect the power cable so we can power this on for the first time now like my 2013 iMac this iMac is the maxed out configuration which gets me a core i7 has well collect at 4 gigahertz and an AMD radeon r9 m-29 5x with 4 gigs of gddr5 Ram this GPU also has the more modern Tonga architecture compared to the older standard GPU also opted for the 3 terabyte fusion drive although a one terabyte fusion drive is standard and there are several SSD options up to one terabyte so if you want the ultimate speed pick an SSD but I preferred

Storage the fusion drive once again combines the speed of an SSD with a storage capacity of a hard disk drive which intelligently loads frequently use content on the SSD for quicker access andrey x so OS 10 and the amp load times are very quick now the big news here however is the display which has a resolution of 50-120 by 2880 which doubles the resolution of the old 27-inch iMac which quadruples the number of pixels on the screen to fourteen point seven million so we jumped from 109 pixels per inch to 218 pixels per now like the old iMac this is an IPS LCD

Display which is optically bonded to the glass the glass itself has an anti-reflective coating although it's still a glossy panel the screen seems to be equally as bright and colorful as the non retina iMac but the clarity is simply stunning on the retina 5k display so if you're familiar with other Apple Retina displays the experience here is very similar but on a much larger scale which makes it even more stunning now if you visit the resolution options of the display we can't select the native resolution instead it skills the content for better clarity instead of more

Screen real estate although you can select from a few scaling options to get a little more space on your display now unfortunately the 5k iMac does not support target display mode like the non retina iMac so unfortunately you can't use the iMac as a 5k external display for your Mac Pro or your macbook this is brought on by the limitations of thunderbolt 2 which can't handle the resolution of 5k this also explains why we did not get a 5k Thunderbolt display now unfortunately this will require updates to the Thunderbolt Hardware so no current Mac can support 5k externally

Now you can connect an external display to the 5k IMX such as a thunder will display or in my case I'm using another iMac in target display mode and it works seamlessly it'll all make these skills the content as you drag-and-drop windows between the displays now the great thing about a 5k instead of a 4k display is that you can actually preview a full 4k video project in the video editor like Final Cut Pro while still having room for the UI if you look at a non retina iMac side-by-side with a project set to actual fit you can see the full project on the retina iMac unlike the non retina

Which will have to scale it down significantly now the 4k video you're watching right now has been edited on the 5k iMac and it worked flawlessly with no signs of frame dropping so I can scrub the timeline like like you would with a non Retina display and it works perfectly over I'm really excited to finally have a display that allows me to fully preview and edit 4k while doing it flawlessly so let's take a look at our benchmarking to get an idea of the relative performance of our machine first stop is Geekbench which reveals a

Single core score of 44 38 and the multi-core score of 16 407 that's up fairly significantly from the non retina iMac which scored 3969 on the single-core and 14 960 on the multi-core score next is Cinebench to test our GPU performance which delivers an OpenGL score of 105 point 4 frames per second versus the eighty-seven point 94 frames per second on the GeForce 780 from last year which also had four gigs of RAM CPU is also up from 694 to 781 now in terms of disk performance again we have a fusion drive which is the same three

Terabyte unit I had in last year's iMac and performance is about the same here now the fusion drive can be kind of hard to gauge is because of the way behaves so when we're testing out disk speed we're actually testing out the SSD portion of that drive not the hard disk drive so the right speed is about 300 to 350 and the read speed can max out over 700 so that's pretty decent now if you want faster write speeds you're going to take a look at the SSD or the full SSD instead of the fusion drive so you'll see write speeds closer to the read speeds on the full SSD my final test is

A 4k export in Final Cut Pro love identical to minute and 20 second 4k video projects using the standard 4k compressor settings now the retina iMac completed the export in two minutes and three seconds while the non-retina did it in two minutes and ten seconds certainly a small gain here but this magnifies depending on the size of your project and as you know I make really long videos now as I promised let's take a listen to those impressive internal speakers you might have to decide for seeing children again in future the human race

We always have so in the end this iMac represents a monumental leap for desktop displays and at a starting price of $24.99 it's a relative bargain on the market when you consider Dell is selling a 5k display for the same price without the computer attached and for me this is the computer I've been waiting for since I began filming and editing in 4k this year so from the display to the processing power I'm extremely excited to use this for everything from browsing the web with pin-sharp texts and images to editing my huge 4k video projects so that's going to do for me in this video

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Apple iPad Air 2: Unboxing & Review

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iPad Air 2 is much more powerful with an 8 8 X processor, three cores and two gigs of RAM. It is 18% thinner and only 6.1 millimetres, making it thinner than the iPhone 6 and the thinnest tablet available right now. Is available in gold, silver, and Space Gray, in addition to three capacities. Touch ID has finally been added to the iPad, alright, so let’s get to the unboxing so we can take a closer look around. The new iPad has a Touch ID, just like an iPhone, so this can be used with Apple pay.

You can’t take your iPad to an NFC terminal to pay; instead, you use Apple pay for web browsing or web-based purchases. The new iSight camera has gone from 5 megapixels to 8 megapixels with 1080p HD video recording at 30 frames per second. The control centre has also been updated for the lack of a physical switch on the iPad. It is time-lapse at 120 frames per second, rather than the 120 or 240 available on the iPhone 6. This camera does not feature continuous autofocus, so you’ll have to tap the screen to change focus once you start recording the video.

The display is nine point seven inches LCD IPS with a resolution of 2048 by 1536, good for 264 pixels per inch. Some glare, but the effect is much improved over the iPad air from last year’s iPad Air. Even when the screen is off, you can see a distinct blue outline. Apple says we should see 40% better CPU performance and two-and-a-half times the better graphics performance. This is a huge leap from the a7 chip in the iPad air from last year. The iPad Air 2 has come a long way and evolved very quickly if you compare it to all the previous generations.

a look at the new iMac with a stunning retina 5k display, joining the existing lineup of the 21.5 inch and 27-inch IMAX iMacs. iPad has Touch ID, Apple Pay, and the ability to use your fingerprint to pay for things. The iPad has a lot of processing power but not many uses for it yet. Apple has been able to achieve all of this while preserving berry life.

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yo guys what's going on welcome back to another video so buggy is a word that we've been talking about a lot lately with iOS 13 updates happening every couple of days and today we had a fresh report sort of highlighting Apple's internal process previously how we sort of got to iOS 13 and also what they're planning to do in the future which is actually fascinating and I think it's gonna lead to hopefully more quality features in iOS rather than just quantity and then we end up where we need bug fixes every few days so I want to break down this report and talk about

Some iOS 14 rumors because we've got some good information to either recap from the past or highlight from this so if you guys are excited for this video drop like down below hit subscribe for more and let's go ahead and talk about the future of iOS iOS 14 and iOS 15 as soon as I saw this article it immediately reminded me of a video I made years ago on YouTube and I want to play you this very cringy clip of me talking back then just to give you an idea of what Apple was saying then so based on this new rumor Apple is said to have heard the public's feedback because

In iOS 9 Apple is supposed to be focusing on stability improvements over new features for this major iOS release so that clip is almost 5 years old and I'm telling you guys it seems like the same script I feel like we heard this right before iOS 12 that app would focus on stability rather than new features and iOS Thoth was actually pretty well executed there weren't a breadth of features or changes it was mainly just to speed up your iPhone a little bit which I actually appreciated a lot but with iOS 13 Apple definitely took a huge step in a new direction and then there

Were a lot of bugs along the way and to prevent that from happening again in the future here's what Apple's plans are according to Bloomberg historically here's how it's worked they've had a ton of features enabled at the same time it was so conflated that they couldn't actually decipher what was going on so they'd sort of just work feature by feature until they hopefully figured it out going forward whether you're on Mac OS watch OS TV OS or iOS there's now gonna be a space in settings on each of those respective platforms to enable the features individually so it's actually

Kind of funny how things worked historically I wasn't aware of the level of confusion that is was happening at Apple on a daily basis if you were an iOS tester I would pack so many features into one it like called the daily build of iOS 13 say let's say dark mode the swipe keyboard and new emojis were all put on there at the same time and then that person would be running into bugs potentially caused by all three features but not easily be able to track down exactly what feature was causing which bug so you'd sort of just work away at

Each feature and so hopefully all the bugs went away while still experiencing bugs from other features seems like a very inefficient way to do things so that's why Apple has reflected on this apples Craig federighi Anna sort of all hands on meeting and said we're actually gonna do it a new way now and the good news for us is that this isn't years away this is not going to happen in the foreseeable future like you know maybe twenty thirty years from now this is going to happen starting with iOS 14 and iOS 13 point four is in the works and it possibly might be applied to that

As well there's a couple good tidbits that being that iOS thirteen point four planned for sometime next year is on the way no idea what feature set it will have but there is definitely going to be another major iOS 13 update after iOS 13 point 3 which is currently in beta and secondly that Apple is continuing the major yearly iOS updates I saw some speculation a few months back saying that with the state of iOS 13 maybe everything is just rolled out on a regular basis like we start going to thirteen point five or thirteen point eight and then we only do a major iOS

Update every couple of years but Apple seemingly as of right now still plans to do some major updates now Iowa's 15 is a total toss-up I have no idea what's gonna be changing there but Bloomberg historically has actually shared a couple of very small details about what to expect changing in iOS 14 and that's because I was 14 isn't years away now or over a year way it's gonna be coming our way in beta form in June of this year at WWDC 2020 in just about seven or so months first up here is 5g support Apple is obviously working on this for the 2020 iPhone 12 or iPhone 11s and if

They're gonna have it Hardware wise they have to have a way to support that same functionality on the software side of things so iOS 14 will include that second this will also probably be exclusive to the 20/20 iPhone but enhanced our functionality which again like that last clip I feel like it's something I talking about since iOS 11 every single year enhance their functionality enhanced ar stuff and I get that Apple is working on a pair of augmented reality glasses and an AR headset before that some of you can strap on your head

And look around and augment your environment but for the end user I don't know many people that have ever touched AR I mean some applications are cool in a Warby Parker will let you try on like glasses and on might see reality that's pretty cool it is a nice application if you're shopping on an Ikea this website sometimes you'll get like a little AR pop-up but it still doesn't seem to have this wide application that Apple is promising and I know that it does have some promise for the future it's just that we've heard a our functionality

Improvements every year I've not really seen the end result of that but let me know if you guys feel differently down below in the comments section finally something that was rumored for iOS 13 that Apple never actually did the bloomberg reported was a new app switcher or app clothes animation it's largely remain the same I think it changed just a little bit in one of the recent iOS 13 updates but I don't know I'm looking for something something cool something fresh you know and I'm hoping that iOS 14 is that fresh experience because Bloomberg has said that while

Apple is certainly focusing on stability it doesn't appear right now at least this is going to be an iOS 12 repeat where your iPhone gets faster but features are sort of placed behind performance Bloomberg says that Apple plans the same breadth of features right now meaning the same number of new stuff as iOS 13 but on top of that they're going to also be making sure that the features aren't super buggy when it they launched being said the internal name for iOS 15 is Azul plus 1 with the codename for iOS 14 bean Azul it looks like Apple could already be

Planning to push back some key features for iOS 14 until iOS 15 to again promise us performance so maybe this is the year maybe it's not so if Apple's gonna be able to pull that off III hope they will because that would make the experience really great for us but I do know that we've been talking about this for almost 5 years now and sometimes it pans out but when it does it seems like we barely get any new features which is sort of the cost that we may have to pay for a good overall experience rather than a ton of new stuff to show our friends and I don't

Know who's right should we get stability and no new features or features and no stability or is 2020 in iOS 14 a year that we actually see both walk hand in hand and everybody hugs and everybody's happy you guys let me know down below and that's all I've got for you in this video the future for iOS is looking bright iOS 13 was a bit of a hiccup but I say that and I haven't had a bad experience with iOS 13 I see reports and I cover these updates all the time the only issue that I still have that I think needs improvement is Bluetooth but aside from

That I've had a pretty good time on iOS 13 and I was willing to take new features like dark mode in you know in return for a bug email app at the very start that's all I've got for you guys in this video drop a like if you enjoyed it hit subscribe for more I got around to class right now and I will catch all of you in my next video

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New iPhone 12 Leaks & Rumors: AirPods Included & New Screen Sizes!

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yo yo yo guys what's going on Sam here welcome back to another iPhone 12 leaks and rumors videos so far you know it's still pretty early on this device isn't coming until September of 2020 it's sounding incredibly appealing and the rumors today bigger sizes smaller sizes more RAM free air pods I'm not messing around that's actually a rumor we've heard I want to share the latest with you all in this video so if you're excited and you know eat some turkey yesterday you're feeling pretty good still drop a like down below and it subscribe so you stay up to date on the

Latest Apple news all right so I've read this first rumor we've already heard crazy things about the iPhone 12 like it's gonna have a stainless steel band reminiscent of the iPhone 4 going around at 5g support enhancing our functionality and due to some 3d laser scanning technology on the back this is going to be the biggest iPhone upgrade potentially ever but certainly over the course of the last three years since 2017 so first up new today a rumor from digit x who has a mixed bag so I'm presenting this to you as is that Apple Samsung and many other phone

Manufacturers have considered in the new year in 2020 bundling they're completely wireless headphones with their flagship phones for Samsung that would be their galaxy buds for Apple that would be air pops this one's pretty wild and that's why I did the disclaimer at the front is that sometimes they're right and sometimes digit times is wrong because for years since I believe the iPhone 4s or the iPhone 4 maybe even before that Apple has included one standard pair of free headphones with every single iPhone purchase the only change has been that they switch from the headphone jack to

The lightning connector whenever the iPhone 7 came out but since then they haven't been seen a ton of usage considering the fact that air pots have become so popular and another recent report from the supply chain set of things said that Apple is actually doubling air pods pro production because they're so popular so air pods one we're insanely popular air pods to of an insanely popular now air pods pro are continuing the trend I think that I could say safely that people really like air pots now is this likely to happen I don't think so Apple makes a ton of

Revenue off of ear pods it doesn't sound logical for Apple to say hey we make all this money people are clearly buying this on earpods let's give it to them for free so we can make less money yeah that doesn't sound very corporate friendly to me however aqua has had ear pods it's a standard for wood has probably been a decade in the box but moving forward into the next decade would it make sense for Apple to keep using that same piece of old technology as it continually gets more dated I don't think so

Is it gonna happen in 2020 I'm not sure I don't have a high degree of confidence there but this does open the conversation as technology becomes easy to produce and cheaper to manufacture will air pods one day be the standard I feel like they'd almost have to be when Apple has air pods twelve out or maybe everybody gets free air pods one but there's still an incentive to upgrade air pods three or four ear pods Pro let me know what you guys think about this down below I feel like none of you would be opposed to free air pods I noise I certainly

Would be a hundred percent down to get those in the box they would save you a hundred something dollars but another argument could be that the iPhone with all the new features coming 5g more Ramazan gets you in just a second these free air pods if that would end up being the case and a redesigned body and a 3d sensor on the camera and everything else that Apple includes maybe the price for the premium iPhone would jump up from $9.99 as the base models 1,000 bucks up to 1199 are $1,200 and if Apple would increase the cost you would need a way to rationalize that for people that are

Still upset at the price jump from like 750 to $1,000 so including a free pair of air pods in the box with every new iPhone it could be a huge way to sell and get like an extra 50 bucks out of consumers if you subsidized like 150 from the air pods you can it make that much more per iPhone while offering all these new features and then as a bonus you know you get free air pods in the box all speculation but an interesting point to bring up and I look forward to hopefully hearing more about this in the future because free air pods would be incredible and I think Apple is like

We've given them enough money right now obviously overall the naming scheme is still a mash up but there's gonna likely be two premium models again like an iPhone 12 pro and an iPhone 12 pro max and then just the standard iPhone to open for those air pods I doubt in the 12 box you get them this would certainly be for the most premium of Premium iPhones you can buy turns out when you spend that actual a little bit of cash next year for the premium iPhones you're also gonna be getting additional RAM now I remember for years

The iPhone sat at about 2 or 3 gigabytes of RAM and I always laughed with like an Android manufacturer would say but our phone has eight or ten gigabytes of RAM just because that seemed absolutely absurd next year though it's gonna be I think the biggest jump in RAM we've ever seen it for the iPhone so the cheapest iPhone the iPhone 12 is gonna be coming in at four gigabytes of RAM but for the more premium models the 12 pro and the 12 pro max you're gonna be getting at 6 gigabytes of RAM and this comes courtesy of Barclays who has been quite reliable in the past and I believe they also

Predicted like Apple pencils support on the new iPhones at one point which still has not happened and I feel like we've heard that rumor 300,000 times now Barclays has been write a lot more than they have been wrong and that RAM increase will be nice because you can open so many more applications at once at the same time I also don't feel like this is so many people have been begging for is the iPhone seems to manage RAM really well much better than many of its Android counterparts so more ram is coming for the premium iphones but unlike the air pods like the ram sounds

Like a realistic change year-over-year where the air pause is still like man I am I'm not sure I'd be cool though and also very likely to happen because we've heard it for the third time now ET News a Korea publication says that these screen sizes are going to be completely revamped and this is backed by reputable analyst min Shi code apparently instead of 5.8 6.1 and 6.5 inches the screen sizes on both ends are going to expand kind of dramatically well the 6.1 inch will stay the same for likely like the 10 R or 11 type model the standard iPhone 12 there's now going to be a 5.4

Inch iPhone situated here in a 6.7 inch iPhone has situated on the opposite end of the spectrum now people have been calling on Apple for an iPhone se to are a smaller screen size for as long as I can remember basically since the year after the original iPhone se was released in 2016 and Apple is actually working on an iPhone se to production reportedly starting in February every source in the game has said that Apple is working on this phone it's gonna have a 4.7 inch LCD screen be lower cost and essentially resemble an phone eight but on top of reoffer in

That 4.7 inch iPhone 8 screen size with new specs inside like an 8 13 processor Apple's also expanding the other screen sizes so for me since the iPhone 10 I have loved the 5.8 inch iPhone screen size Apple is actually taking that down point four inches which I'm really not feeling too great about it I don't think it'll be a big change but if you felt like the iPhone has been a little bit too big even in its smallest size before Apple said to reduce that screen size even further there's still going to be the 6.1 inch iPhone for some consistency there in the middle and then for

Everybody that still thinks they're pro max phone is not large enough Apple's bumping at 0.2 inches to 6 point 7 inches diagonally again all these are gonna be OLED I'm open to seeing that 5.4 inch model but it's very surprising to me that Apple is not only offering one smaller screen size I have fun with new specs the iPhone se 2 but also iPhone 12 maybe the iPhone 12 Pro Mod will be coming in at 5.4 inches now which is a pretty big change so those are the latest rumors I have for you let me know what you think about the screen sizes free air pods and more RAM and the

IPhone 12 still sounding so great overall and I cannot wait to see what this device looks like I'm hoping within like the next couple of months a leaker will share us what the design that's gonna be because it's probably going to be pretty radical that's all for now drive a like if you enjoyed the video hit subscribe for more I've been Sam I'll catch you cool cats in the next video

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The FIRST USEFUL Camera Gimbal?! DJI Ronin SC Unboxing and Initial Setup!

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As DJ I finally created the first useful gimbal for the online content creator let's find out and unbox it what's up everyone I'm the everyday dead and if I can figure it out you can figure it out so I'm super excited by this now if you've been on the channel for any amount of time you know the gimbals I really like the idea of Gimbels but I haven't actually used a real gimbal in months just because I buy them and then I never use them because they're too fiddly to setup they're too big and they just become a big pain in the butt so I bought this like I can't believe this is here already but I bought this the

Moment that it was announced because I really want to use this in my creation because it's supposed to be small portable easy to use and just it's supposed to just work and that's what we're gonna find out today so the Ronin SC this is all again I paid for this so this is 100% production material so anything that's wrong with it you can't blame on pre-production equipment so I kind of like this packaging because it does not come in like a big box that you then have to like throw away and not use it just comes with this little cardboard

Carrying thing that the foam container you know just kind of works in and I'm okay with that Liss I you know as somebody that checks out a lot of gear and I've got a lot of boxes in my house like this crap that's in my house the better cuz if you know me you know that I like to resell a lot of my gear and part of reselling gear is having all of the original stuff but this alright we're gonna have to we're gonna have to break it I'm sorry I'm sorry gimbal that's not what I wanted to do okay oh that's nice there we go okay so we've got the DJI standard book

Something that DJI always does not a big fan of is they promote literacy it doesn't matter whether you're buying a drone a gimbal or whatever you will always give plenty of literature when you buy a DJI product and for that I salute you okay so what have we got here in the box we're all these small pieces silica gel hey guys let's keep it serious here do not eat the silica gel throw it away and then clean it up afterwards because even though your wife's on vacation so you're still probably gonna be mad that you just made a mess so we got we got some tools

Which definitely useful we've got a the connector so this is a USB this is a USB to USB see we've got a USB C to USB C with a right-angle we've got a micro USB to USB see right angle look everything's just moving the USB C phone manufacturers camera manufacturer just give us USB C from now on in everything oh oh another DJI what are you doing guys like yeah now I've got to make a second mess for my wife to get mad at what else we gets we've got a a quick-release plate now that seems do I have a standard quick-release plate right here I don't this seems smaller

Than like a standard Manfrotto quick-release plate so what I'm getting food so what I'm already kind of irritated about is that my regular quick release plates are not gonna work maybe here's hoping alright another quick release plate kind of thing we've got the tripod now I'm gonna be honest so something that gimble's have really started to do that I like is they add these little tripods because when you're like holding a gimbal and you're like well where do I set it down I like being able to pop it down like that we've got the grip with the batteries I do believe

These batteries are built-in so we've got that we've got the like the actual gimbal itself what's this little guy this is a USB see two micro USB adapter this is another little tool and this is the cell phone holder so this is the new so one of the cool features about this gimbal and the reason I bought it was it has active track on it and it comes with this little holder that holds your cell phone so your cell phone's processing power and it's camera is the one that does the active tracks we've got this all put you over here let's assemble this bad boy and see if we can get this

Working this gimbal it feels great and it feels incredibly light and again that's the reason I bought this darn thing just gimbals like you see this gimbal back here it works great it stabilizes my camera but it's big it's heavy it doesn't fit in my camera bag so I never ever ever bring it with me and if you're not gonna bring it with you then what's the point so I also like this little locking system that DJs come up with so that you can just lock it really quickly set it in your camera bag you just want your gear to work so you can take it and get using it you

Don't want to have to mess around with stuff and that's there we go now one of the things about Gimbels that if you've never used a gimbal what we're gonna have to do here we're gonna to balance this thing but this feels incredible like this feels very high quality I like the metal I like these little locking switches right here locks it in place when you throw in your camera bag it's not gonna bounce around a whole bunch where's this one there we go it's got the little joystick right there that feels good record button now this does have a lot of features where

It will connect to all your cameras we're gonna try with the USR here in just a minute okay very satisfying now I've watched zero videos on this gimbal so far so we're gonna have to we're all gonna learn together how it works and it's got no battery charge so what we're gonna do here through the magic of editing you don't have to wait I just have to wait for it to charge we're gonna charge it up a little bit set it up see if we can get the active track and a few of the other cool features to work so okay I

Was impatient and we only let it charge for a couple of minutes just because I like new toys and I just wanted to get to it so we let it charge for a couple of minutes we're gonna try to balance it with Mike in u.s. R and we already because it's a DJI product we already downloaded the app so there's a lot of stuff we've got to get through in the next couple of minutes so let's find that bag o things this yeah I mean it doesn't matter what gimbal your usual you gotta balance it yeah it's not gonna work with standard like Manfrotto type things you're gonna have to use the DJI

One which is unfortunate I hate proprietary connections like a lot that's frustrating okay so now works on this now one of the things that I'm nervous about is because this is a smaller gimbal with smaller like carrying capabilities this USR with this 17 240 and is on the bigger side of mirrorless cameras because the ronin SC is designed for mirrorless cameras which is good because I very much like mirrorless cameras it's basically all that I use the weight capacity should be fine it's just I think balancing might be the

Balancing act a dad jokes you're on the channel the everyday dad you're gonna get some dad jokes big surprise so let's balance this sucker real quickly okay I see they got a little like there's a little guide thing right here so it looks like once you have it balanced you can just set this to where you actually want your camera to go that's a little tool and we are balanced so let's turn it on now I guarantee I cut all of that out because there is nothing more boring in this world than watching somebody balance a gimbal okay so let's see what the app has to say first okay we agree

Not now we created it okay let's connect our ronin SC let's turn it on I forgot it's a DJI product you have to activate it first you can't just use your DJI product it's been a minute since I've had a DJI drone so yeah I forgot that I always have to okay start balance test begin test oh I see you mean this begin test okay so we have now excellently balanced the Ronin SC and you know what I'm sick of sitting in the studio let's head outside and we're gonna test because this is just an unboxing and a quick initial impressions we're gonna test the two features that I'm really

Excited about and that's the active track and the motion control because I think that's gonna be like the b-roll sensation going forward so I'll see you outside let's grab you whoop it's even later in the evening but guess what we got the active track on the ronin SC to work with my Canon USR and the big 17 to 40 lens like that is so exciting I had to reset everything up we the there's gonna be noise in the image because it's almost dark out but I was just so excited like check this out active track it's tracking me it uses your phone's camera and processor to

Work with the gimbal to track you and even though I'm still just by myself I was able to reach behind the camera and just like tap where my face would be and it works like it's incredible like I'm so excited by this because this is the reason that I bought this gimbal is because I'm a solo content creator I want a camera I want a system that will be able to work and just like let me have like a fake cameraman like I tried to do this with the Osmo mobile but I had a lot of problems with the Osmo Mobile's like autofocus but this I've got a canon

Camera with great autofocus the only thing we're still gonna have to figure out is where on all of this like where in all of this are we gonna put the microphone that's the next step we're not worried about that right now we're just excited that the ronin SC is actually able to work with the active track like hull I'm just I'm darn excited like look at this we can go full 360 and it just keeps it just keeps us like we do have it on the slow setting like that's think that's awesome that's so oh I was gonna rip this gimbal a new one I was gonna rip this a new one

Because everything met within the weight criteria but it wouldn't work but we figured it out so excited what else would you like to see from the Ronin SC leave a comment below I'm in a suit I'm just in such a good mood right now because we got this to work but yeah leave a comment below we will make more videos about this if it's something you guys want to see thanks for watching

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What kind of camera is that? That is a great good quality.

Welcome back to pro camera versus youtuber camera where we're gonna take a very expensive professional featured camera and see how it compares to a similarly priced youtuber you get quote youtuber camera today we've got two candid bodies that are both actually quite feature stacked in their own right first we've got the Canon X 850 now this is a camcorder that has basically everything you could ever want built right into it it's even got it's even got the darn kitchen sink installed in this darn thing it's under one of the hidden menu settings on the other hand we've got one of the new divisive

Darlings the last few year the Canon EOS R now it does most everything you could want with a few caveats but it is one of the simplest and easiest cameras to work with that I've ever owned which one of these would work best for the online content creator let's find out what's up everyone I'm the everyday dad and if I can figure it out you can figure it out before we get started yep I'm totally aware that these are two separate types of cameras and yes it's not necessarily in apples-to-apples comparison oh well also I would like to thank my friends over at B&H Photo for loaning me this XA

50 for the past few weeks so I can make this series of videos if you'd like to get your very own or heck even the CEOs are will have its own there will be links in the description below and you know what let's actually let's throw these two cameras up on the sticks so they can be both the primary and the B cam for the rest of the video there we go now we are on the two cameras now I actually really like both of these cameras separately for the things they do which makes this video awesome because they both clock in right around the same price point so if you find

Yourself looking for a camera to make online content these two might just be at the top of your list except the camcorder camcorders I for some reason people on YouTube don't like them I really like them because they do I mean they do spend their hardware dollars differently though but so let's do a quick specs overview of the two cameras in case you've never even heard about the XA 50 which if you haven't there's a here's a link thing for a dedicated video on it the Canon EOS r is a full-frame mirrorless camera with a thirty point three megapixel CMOS

Sensor and it can record in up to 4k 30 frames per second and 1080p and up to 60 frames per second it does have slow motion of 720p at a hundred and twenty frames per second and has both a flip screen and a microphone in Jack now the big spec penalty that I'm gonna hit the USR with is that the 4k recording mode you get hit with a hefty crop of 1.8 making this have a more aggressive crop than some aps-c cameras the XA 50 on the other hand is a pro camcorder with an 8 megapixel CMOS sensor it can also record up to 4k 30 frames per second it's slow motion is only 1080p at 60 which is kind

Of disappointing it does have a flip screen and a microphone in Jack but in a huge advantage it comes included with a top handle that has two XLR ports on top of it meaning you can get some great audio what's it sound like now let's break this down to size by comparing them against the four most important video camera aspects ever ever ever first up video quality like we mentioned the EOS R is really a hybrid stills / video camera and it can do 4k but that huge crop is it's absolutely the worst thing about the EOS R if I could just snap my fingers and change one single

Thing about this camera I would let it use a bigger portion of the sensor maybe not no crop but just so something like this is a wide-angle lens and we're at like a standard length right now doing 4k but if you want to record in a less strenuous codec you can get some of the best-looking 1080p I've ever gotten and that does use the full width of the sensor yes the X 850 also has awesome 1080p but it's 4k does not have an additional crop on top of that now I do say additional I mean there is some focal ranges and sensor size math that's going on there to give you the final

Equivalent of focal range blah blah blah what matters is while you use the 4k you don't have an additional crop you get access to the dual pixel autofocus you wouldn't imagine that that would be that big of a problem because the additional processing power when using a one-inch sensor as opposed to a full-frame sensor the depth of field that I assume there's less calculations or there's less sensor math that has to happen but this does have dual pics a lot of focus in 4k which is I mean they both do which is great what I want you to consider though is this while the X 850 is a more Pro

Features video report camera was built-in ND stabilization XLR inputs dual card slots etc it's quote unquote strongest picture profile is the wide dynamic range which is great we're recording with it right now and I have been pleased with the quality I get but it doesn't have Canon log seed log is canons log profile that allows you get more dynamic range out of your sensor the X 850 doesn't have it but the USR does and that's really a big coup with the USR I've never really tried logged footage before because it's got that gross gray sheen over everything and you

Have to manually grade it afterwards which I mean you don't on wide dynamic range by the way but since I've been using C log I mean we're using it right now I use it everywhere all the time because it's just I really like how it turns out later and it's not that I wouldn't consider it grading I just moved the blacks down who the middles down and I move the highlights up a little bit and it looks great but both of these cameras I'm getting really excited today both these cameras just they look they look awesome even quality you can get out of both this fantastic

If you are into the whole shallow depth-of-field thing the obvious advantage goes to the US are having a sensor that Dwarfs the XA 50 I mean it's not even close you can actually blur out the background at wider focal ranges because of that bigger sensor and the lenses you can get you know lenses are important because you can use all of canons RF and EF lenses with an adapter and you can even get an adapter with nd built into it negating one of the pro cameras strongest selling points I mean it's very very expensive and I don't have it

Because I just use cheap nd filters but however technical image quality only gets you so far and another big difference between the two is in the audio recording capabilities like we mentioned earlier the XA 50 s 2 XLR adapter is connected with its top handle which will let you record some really clean and crisp audio which like we said earlier that's how we're recording the audio for this video since we switched the cameras I've got an 88 75 are plug straight into the camcorder and it sounds really good the USR though is no slouch when it comes to recording audio

Either despite it being a hybrid stills camera it does have a microphone in port and headphone out Jack which while not capable of providing phantom power to microphones like the XA 50 can it can use powered microphones like the rode videomic pro plus to great extent so it's good it's not great the internal preamps I'm not even gonna say are coming close to this because they're not but they're perfectly usable but let's throw some microphones on these cameras and hop outside real quick for a video slash vlogging test and welcome to the vlogging test of the Canon EOS R and V

Canon X a 50 now we are currently recording in 4k on both cameras so that's why the ESR is a little more cropped and I do have it with the 17 to 40 f/4 l lens so with that additional crop it's gonna be it's gonna be pretty tight I would normally use this as a 1080p camera as opposed to doing it as a 4k camera but the X 850 does not have an additional crop on side of its 4k so we're doing the same thing now I am shooting in C log on the EOS R and I'm doing wide dynamic range on the X a 50 so both of them are a format that will give you a little more dynamic range in

Your video and hopefully it looks pretty good but yeah so the big thing that I want you to see between the two cameras right now is the stabilization so the X 850 actually has optical image stabilization built into it whereas the USR has electronic image stabilization and this lens does not have any is built in so how does it look can you really tell the difference is there a lot more shakin I'll tell you my shoulders are starting to hurt so there might be a little bit different of a there might be some difference between the two but yeah I think they are both fantastic video

Cameras and both could work perfectly fine as a vlogging camera look at that there's a bit of a size difference the camcorder seems big until you get a full-frame camera with the lens and a microphone on top of it then it's just like ridiculously heavy ok back to the video and we're back yes the X 850 continues to impress me with both its technical image quality and its extra features outside of just resolution and frame rate the more I use it darn it the more I like it but what matters most in this crazy games of algorithms and solo Crew productions is ease of use who

Cares about image quality if it's hard to get now I personally ease-of-use into pre and post hitting the record button and for pre record both these cameras are insanely easy to use now I will give setting the camera up to the EOS R it's got a fully articulating touch screen that's both big bright it's easy to navigate and it's easy to understand the menu system and change it to what you needed to do frankly I think canons menu systems are some of the best now you can learn any system given enough time but when it comes to quickly changing white balance

ISO or any of those in the fly that USR is just about the easiest camera ever made the XA 50 is in a weird place where it has both more control and less control at the same time so you do have some physical buttons but unlike these c200 one of the other Canon cinema cameras you don't have physical buttons for everything and the touch screen isn't as crisp or easy to use as the USR so it's a tad more fiddly to get set up in the first place especially if you don't speak camcorder because camcorder is a whole different dialect than stills hybrid believe you me it always takes

Time when I try using a professional camcorder it takes some time to switch my brain over to that but do you care more about how easy the camera is to set up when you are in a nice air-conditioned office you know taking your time having some coffee take you just easily being able to change everything or do you want it to be easy to use to get the footage you want when it's a hundred degrees outside the mosquitoes are eating you alive and all you want to do is get back indoors to the air-conditioned coffee I know which one I'd pick and the X 850 the USR

Four-post record ease of use now we talked about this last week and even in this specific video but the X 850 is built-in nd dual pixel autofocus stabilization XLR adapters wide dynamic range zebras histograms and you can monitor the audio straight from the screen like if you could if you could sit down and write out a list of things that make the perfect camera this is basically it except the smaller sensor I mean it's not even cool this is the single easiest camera I have ever used after hitting record and it beats the sony NX 80 in that category to

It's just so I'm quickly quickly getting over my internal prejudices of the camcorder as just a dad's tool for kids sporting events though it works really well for that too and as a dad I can appreciate that this isn't an objective standard I mean none of this video or any of my videos are but I really just enjoy using the XA 50 and because of this single camcorder we will be bringing more camcorders onto the channel because I have I know I've said this a lot I'm repeating myself I have loved using the XA 50 so much that I've considered buying one if I was gonna

Start doing more and more outside so you've decided to buy one of these incredibly easy to use high quality cameras what does the ecosystem slash upgrade path look like well on the one hand the XA 50 needs nothing else it needs nothing else to function so you go by semester D and you are good to go the USR is not like that it has canons currently limited RF mount but you can adapt the rest of the full-frame glass using the canons official adapter that's what we're doing right now now you can combine that with some cheap nd and you're also pretty much good to go as

Well the EOS are also has cage support if you want to turn it into something more like the X 850 with a bigger sensor and there are additional accessories that you can get but as with any hybrid camera if you want the same functionality across cameras you'll have to bolt on a lot of junk to make that happen it's not as smooth or as clean of a transition as with the camcorder but at the end of the day so what right honestly the XA 50 is objectively the better video camera it's got all of the functionality and the specs to work better as a dedicated

Video camera because you know it it is one it is a dedicated video camera but it does cost the same amount as the EOS R and the USR does have some key advantages over camcorder it has lens support you can make it look almost full-frame in 4k if you want a shallower depth of field you can get wider open lenses and just shoot in 1080p Plus online content isn't just a video game a game about video no matter where you go you'll need to take some photos for either social media posts thumbnails etc so I'd argue that if you are only going to have one camera get that USR it can

Absolutely run an entire social media enterprise since it's basically a pro level stills camera combined with an almost aps-c level video camera now if you already have a stills camera and just want that sweet sweet easy to use goodness then absolutely get the ex a 50 it's just awesome thanks for watching

PRO Camera VS YouTuber Camera | Canon XA50 VS EOS R!

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