From the Forums: Using the Nokia Lumia 920 as an action cam

If you're still wondering how well the optical stabilization works on the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone, we ran across a video using the Lumia 920 as an action cam over in the Windows Phone Central Forums.

According to the discussion, Windows Phone Central reader Allen Balkema strapped his Lumia 920 to his helmet and took it out for a spin through the woods on his four-wheeler. While the helmet mount didn't place the Lumia 920 at the best angle, you can tell from the video that the optical stabilization worked nicely.

Balkema feels that the Lumia 920's video performance was smoother than what he's seen from the GoPro HD Hero 2 (opens in new tab) action camera. You can catch the full fourteen minute video in this Forums discussion.

Thanks, Allen, for sharing!

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • Well done!
  • Wow
  • So awesome!!! I loved it :)
  • What is the chance that something like this is too rough on the spring/coil and the OIS rig would break? Over time of course.
  • I always wondered the same thing. Is it possible that over time our OIS springs might ware out, or detach from there fittings??? Rhetorical question guys. But, it is something to think about.
  • I'm going to go out on a limb and say it won't have any problems under these circumstances. I would imagine the engineers made it plenty durable.
  • Like the battery? Screen's film coating? ...shit happens, just want to know real limits.
  • Damn
  • Am hoping for a game one day that plays from that angel and those graphics with real life turn by turn. You never know O.O
  • That is surprisingly very sharp. Though it doesn't look like 30fps.
  • I like comparing it to a GoPro camera people know those are good cameras. So, what can't this phone do? I want to see an iPhone be used a baseball and work. Or be pit into an oven.
  • wow, that's just wow.  plus it doesn't have the fisheye ridiculousness of a GoPro.
  • Pretty damn cool!!! Nice vid, can someone take video on a roller coaster?
  • Skydive next!!
  • +1
  • I have a gopro and have been trying to come with a rig/mount to use with my 920 while mountain biking. Dying to know how he mounted the phone so I could do a compare.
  • Dive into the forum and ask!
  • That's really awesome! :) Very well done!
  • And now add the stabilization algorithm from YouTube and you almost get movie quality :)
  • Check this out. Another similar video
  • That was sick!
  • Whoa; I need to take my Lumia 920 out more. :)