Mike Longo from Expanding Sound brings us something different this week. Here he compares the iPhone 7 Plus camera with a Zoom Q8, specifically with regard to how they perform for recording jams. The Zoom has some distinct advantages with its many audio inputs, but the iPhone 7 Plus picture quality looks phenomenal.
I did a quick impromptu synth jam recently, with the goal of comparing the Zoom Q8's camera to the iPhone 7 plus camera. For this jam, I used an Arturia DrumBrute, Korg Minilogue, Arp Odyssey reissue and an Arturia Keystep. I recorded to Multitrack Daw iPad app via my Apogee Quartet, then sent the audio out into the Q8's inputs. The Zoom Q8 camera to me is almost exactly what i want to be; oddly enough the video is the feature that leaves the most to be desired. Its audio options for an artist looking to throw something together quickly are fantastic. But permanent fisheye? The iPhone 7 plus has so many add on options: most are costly but the camera looks great. Heres a quick side by side comparison so you can see whats right for you. Most smart phones these days have such nice cameras, that a standalone audio camera should step up it's game.