Here are some great video samples of that in action. One thing, regardless of 25 (standard) or 30 (hack) FPS, N8′s videos are looking spectacular.
Performance in ample lighting is amazing but equally so in low light well all others would falter.
Just check out the third video – I got surprised at one point where they turn the light ON in the room how much N8 could pick up. There are also a couple of continuous autofocus videos included in this post.
These first two are remarkably clear. Note, this is what N8 does without the mod. Possibly difference only is in frame rate.
Audio is also superb – something no other manufacturer can touch Nokia on at the moment.
This doesn’t look like something from a mobile phone.
Note Nokia are hinted to be working on 30FPS and continuous autofocus.
It’s not so much 1 guy (HyperX) versus a team of engineers – Nokia aren’t happy with the performance and want this bit just right. E.G. Why we only have about 3x digi zoom in video when obviously we can have crazy 30x digital zoom and pixelated blocks.
e.g. I think this mod is heavily affected by running apps as noted by some samples where frames are dropped if you have something heavy in background.
This sample is from a month ago staring a cat and a dog. Very long
Looking very smooth. N8 driving – 30fps
Now here’s the noticable difference – when you get some continuous autofocus as that means even close up subjects are very much in focus.
Finally here’s indoor, very dark, continous autofocus action more obvious (zooming into printed text)
You can hear the N8 focusing in this video.
I love this always ready video and stills camera. My Digicam sits in the drawer missing all the spontaneous action.