The 5800 Video Recording Test!

Let’s have a look at the 5800 video recording quality.

I personally love the ability to record 16:9 widescreen(640*360) videos and that should be the default mode for everyone. aahaha… but I have also mentioned that the video recording is quite bad when its done indoors.

Lets have a look at videos I took yesterday using the different colour modes available, Normal, Sepia and Black & White. (Videos are not edited.. only added background music and captions…. but videos might be compressed a bit)


Normal mode… highest quality


Black & white… highest quality


Sepia mode… highest quality.

Now let’s have a look at how bad the video is when taken indoors.

IT’S THAT BAD. First time i record videos as grainy as this.

So what do you think? Can the 5800 satisfy your video recording needs?

  • apart from the indoor recording…how come i notice the video is lagging especially panning…

    • smashpop

      @kenzio, really? i cant see any lag

  • Shieldi

    Well when I was taking pictures indoor I think the camera sucks. Overall Iam very disappointed about quality of the camera. But i still think Nokia 5800 is very good, i love it. 😛

    • smashpop

      @Shieldi, true dat. camera might be bad… but evrything else just make the money worth

  • EVo

    hey yo man hmm.really quite bad la d indoor quality.thanks for the review.

    • smashpop

      @EVo, np

  • yap..i also agree

    indoor picture/ vid rec. is bad

    outdoor is just ok..

    remember that..

  • jhoravi

    AFAIK the widescreen video is only 640×352 and not 640×360. That’s why i’m curious if it’s really widescreen during playback without black borders on top and bottom.

    Are your video samples original and unconverted? How can I download it?

    thanks.

    • smashpop

      @jhoravi, sorry theres no way cos i didnt uplaod them

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  • ArunKarthik

    the camera is good enough for a phone LOADED with so many features! i think i can live with a little bit of a flawed cam, in exchange for Excellent Everything else! 😉

    • smashpop

      @ArunKarthik, very true. im tolerating too. everything else is just great

  • meng

    hey, can 5800 do multi touch at a time? like i phone?

    • smashpop

      @meng, no. or else it would be called the iphone already

  • DalphinuS

    Huh? The phone is not capable with a stabilizer?
    The video seems shaky 😉

  • DalphinuS

    Wakao… The indoor video sadly speaking is equivalent to 0.3 megapixel recording.
    I’m speechless.

    Anyway, I’m still go for this phone anyway, for the large 3.2″ screen!

  • jhoravi

    OK so video is not so good. Please Indoor camera shots next time.

  • DAMIEN

    just to share my experience, i have had and tried all nokia camera phones coz i like taking candid videos of girls. anyway the best nokia camera phone out there imo is still n82. Bought n96 2 months ago, went to nokia kiosk at bukitjambul tonite and tried 5800(check the video recording first hehe.) i was like OMG!…
    ask the salesman how much, its RM1400…
    rm1400? what the… i bought n96 5 megapixel, for RM3000 over

    imo the 5800 video recording and playback is bout the same or slightly better then n96….arghh…gonna get thisv beast in a months time. RM1400 with all features and symbian v5…go for it guys!

  • DAMIEN

    the grainy is because of noise in picture.
    n96 had the same noise it was even worse than 5800 when i first bought…kinda miss my n82….then later new firmware come out for n96, now 70%-80% noise(or graininess) gone…but still cant beat the video quality of n82

  • jeff

    yeah ryt.. i bought 5800 yesterday and wen i testd indoor shot and video.. i felt so disappointed, although its a touch screen, camera functionality sucks! my 5700 is much more better.. how come it goes like this..