This is quite something else than driving my bike in the forest… Two techblogs, UK Mobile Review and MEA Mobile Review have held the most extreme test of Optical Image Stabilisation on the Nokia Lumia 920 to-date. The result is absolutely stunning…
The test involved securing the Lumia 920 to the front of a 4×4 whilst on a dune bashing expedition. Dune bashing is something I never had the privilige of doing: it’s driving and drifting over large sand dunes in the Desert in Dubai. The vehicles have very little air in their tyres and the risks include slipping down into quick sand and losing control whilst going sideways on the side of a sand dune).
The test was undertaken in the Desert between Hatta and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. You will find the video below, I’ll quote their comments on the video first:
The Nokia Lumia 920 features Optical Image Stabilisation. This means that you can say goodbye to those shaky home videos. But how good is it? We put it to the test in the heart of the desert in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
We hooked up the Lumia 920 to the front of a Land Rover recording 1080p full HD video. The phone was secured using three plastic cable ties and was attached to the bottom rung of the grill at the front of a Land Rover. We then took the Land Rover (and with it the Lumia 920) dune bashing as part of the desert safari experience provided by North Tours (http://www.northtours.net).
This is the actual video that the Lumia 920 captured – the only editing has been to remove the scenes prior and post the actual dune bashing and to add the title scenes – we’ve included the original audio and haven’t removed any scenes (as you can see about 1 minute in, the video jumps as the ground was bumpy and the Lumia 920 was shaking). The video HAS NOT been touched up or stabilised or optimised in ANY WAY – it’s REALLY that GOOD!!