Xiaomi 13 Ultra made a lot of noise when it debuted last month. And honestly speaking, the phone deserves all the attention it is getting now. Xiaomi did a proper job with the camera hardware; the samples speak for themselves. However, even though it might be better in some aspects than the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, there’s still one criterion that Xiaomi needs to work on.
Wondering what that might be? Video and image stabilization! In the latest camera comparison test, Revegnus showed how the Galaxy S23 Ultra is still the champ. And you will be surprised to see the results. Spoiler alert; the Oppo Find X6 Pro and Xiaomi 13 Ultra are a ‘shaky’ mess compared to the S23 Ultra!
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Dominates In Video Stabilization Tests
With the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Samsung made incredible strides by addressing and fixing the problems of its predecessor. Of course, its camera hardware might not seem that impressive when you compare it against the Xiaomi 13 Ultra and Oppo Find X6 Pro. But Samsung figured out that the hardware on paper does not matter. Instead, it’s all about optimizing the overall experience.
This big move from Samsung makes the Galaxy S23 Ultra dominate over the competitors in real-world performance tests. According to the comparison GIF uploaded by Revegnus, it’s quite clear that the Xiaomi 13 Ultra and Oppo Find X6 Pro have uncontrollable camera shake when you are recording videos from the primary sensors.
Oppo Find X6 Pro vs S23 Ultra vs Xiaomi 13 Ultra image stabilization comparison
S23 Ultra's image stabilization is insane 😳 pic.twitter.com/ArVfyO9fPp
— Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) May 3, 2023
In other words, you can not take proper videos with the Xiaomi 13 Ultra and Oppo Find X6 Pro without getting a gimbal. But no one would ever think of purchasing a gimbal when they have a phone with such capable options, right? Well, that’s where the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra shined!
Impressive Hardware Is Just One Half of the Equation
This is not the first time Samsung has showcased its camera prowess to the world. If you take a look at the early reviews of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, you will find many users being in awe seeing how good the camera performance of the device is. Most importantly, a lot of the reviews talk about Samsung’s lead in video stabilization.
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On the note of video stabilization, legendary British film director Sir Ridley Scott was among the first to acknowledge it. He and his crew used nothing but the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra for a short film. When asked about his reaction, Sir Ridley Scott said it was an interesting challenge.
But the addressed challenge was not for the capabilities of the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Instead, it revolved around the camera gears that his crew was used to. After all, the device is much more compact and smaller than professional camera equipment. However, the size was also an advantage for the camera crew.
Thanks to being small, Sir Ridley Scott was able to use the Galaxy S23 Ultra to film inside closed spaces. With large camera gears and equipment, scenes in such spaces are tricky to shoot. After all, you do not need to be too careful when moving around with a small and compact smartphone.
That said, Sir Ridley Scott did not hold back when it came to praising the phone’s video performance. According to him, the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s video recording capabilities and dynamic range impressed him.
Yes, the camera crew needed a stabilizer to get the best results. That’s a given considering the fact that films have different scenarios where the camera crew needs to move fast. But As a regular user that’s just capturing precious moments, you will be more than fine using the S23 Ultra without a gimbal or stabilizer.