Is a good camera important?? - Pro vs Amateur CHALLENGE

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  • Published: 18 July 2019
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    For years, smartphone manufacturers have said that their built-in cameras are SO GOOD that you no longer need a 'real' camera. So can a professional photographer with a smartphone beat a total pleb with a 'real' camera? Only one way to find out...

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  • Wouter Verbruggen
    Wouter Verbruggen  2 months back

    "is a good camera important?" If you actually did a fair test then no. If you actually wanted to test this, you would ask them to the exact same thing and compare the results. This was just a Linus vs. Brandon competition with a catch, nothing more. A good photographer is always more important than a good camera. The video itself, the idea and execution, where very awesome tho. You guys are crazy I love it :)

    • zelexen Lizaola-V
      zelexen Lizaola-V  21 hours back

      i think they went in knowing that. The video was just for our entertainment. (I mean how does a video production company not know that? The answer is they do but the avg consumer may not :})

    • Edith
      Edith  3 days back

      Next up, blind guy in tesla with ludicrous mode vs a professional race car driver in a toyota corolla. Let's see who wins! :) *groan*

    • Steven Savoie
      Steven Savoie  1 weeks back

      Clearly in the minority here. You have read the question, in a sense, incorrectly. By context of the video, you can clearly see that they didn't mean what you thought. You went with the typical interpretation, but they meant something a bit different. The point here is more "does it help the average consumer to splurge on a good camera." For the most part, they did a good job showing that the average Joe does get a benefit from using high quality gear as it is harder to take a bad photo. The only improvement I could think of would be to get each guy to take pictures with both cameras to see if the photos from Linus would be just as good on a decent mobile phone camera. As for your point about not shooting the exact same thing, that would be a good idea if testing camera quality, not Joe vs Pro. You can see that even without experience in directing a subject or thinking about composition, Linus still managed to take rather professional photos, even if a real pro could do better. I think this test was very informative, but could have been improved if it wasn't purely for entertainment purposes, where they really excelled.

    • elite kill
      elite kill  2 weeks back

      @Dan my name not with the sony mirrorless u can shoot in auto and get amazing photos!
      your phone will always suffer from lowlight.............in daylight it doest matter much u can even fake bokeh with phone .....

    • LordBeelzabub Thegreat
      LordBeelzabub Thegreat  3 weeks back

      there are a number of ways in witch you can test out what out of the two options is better, however, that assumes that the individual using it knows all the features and is good at implementing them. a professional camera will have a lot of features packed into it that don't do much for base consumers, like bracketing, and setting up your own button mapping, shooting in raw, you also have the prospect of knowing what environment you will be shooting in if you are a professional and knowing that lets you set the camera exactly as you want it..... this is more about "any moment" photos, and arguably, you can do that with a phone with zero problems and its always with you, but you can also do that really easily if you know how too properly use your camera and you can get much better shots with it than a phone, and you can get larger resolution photos and that would likely be the biggest plus for having the camera.

  • Amir Danial
    Amir Danial  2 hours back

    most funniest video on linus tech tips

    • Avinash Francis
      Avinash Francis  18 hours back

      6:57 Likes for the cute girl holding that trophy <3

      • only1battman
        only1battman  1 days back

        HIS DONG!

        • Keahi Noa Lange
          Keahi Noa Lange  1 days back

          The judges smoking crack lmao

          • Против Глобал

            Soy boy overload...

            • Gagas Setyawahyuaji
              Gagas Setyawahyuaji  2 days back

              Damn, I finished all through the whole 40min video... . I don't even know why.. .

              • Mike Charnecke
                Mike Charnecke  2 days back

                The people walking behind the prenatal made me lose may shit 27:00

                • Mike Charnecke
                  Mike Charnecke  2 days back

                  Linus ~Juuuuiiicy @Jack black

                  • ThunderBlastvideo
                    ThunderBlastvideo  2 days back

                    That's some nice green screen spandex you got there 👀👀👀

                    • JTech & Gaming
                      JTech & Gaming  2 days back

                      This seriously conveys the burdens of using a professional camera to take shots.

                      • Kelvin Wu
                        Kelvin Wu  2 days back

                        Holy... I didn't realize this video was 40 mins long until I scrolled to the comment section and scroll back to the video timeline, I can't believe my eyes.


                        You guys, are awesome

                        • thechannelitrollwith
                          thechannelitrollwith  3 days back

                          lol i almost threw up when he was just chillin with that big ass sensor exposed to the world.

                          • Justa Randomguy
                            Justa Randomguy  3 days back

                            bahaha That is so fun. i love it❤

                            • bean
                              bean  3 days back

                              Goddamit this makes me miss photography. The wrangling of models! I miss wrangling them! Lol

                              • Till
                                Till  3 days back

                                please try this again with different products or different people trying to take the pictures, this video is amazing (: well spent 40 minutes

                                • Chris Powder
                                  Chris Powder  3 days back

                                  You're fuckin' genious, dudes! :D I laughed my ass off! xD

                                  • seepeoplenotme
                                    seepeoplenotme  3 days back

                                    Wait, this was only 38mins long? Now I really want to get the Pixel 4

                                    • MasterBill LA
                                      MasterBill LA  4 days back

                                      LOL Linus LOL, That was tooo, LOL Funny LOL... Keep in-Touch Bra!!! + ur LOL Gooofy LOL Modles... Also I'm a Photographer & I Bett I could shoot a, LOL Funny'R LOL & more interest-in & intertain-in Photo Shoot!!! + Koool Shirts tooo...

                                      • Oratile Moshidi
                                        Oratile Moshidi  4 days back

                                        I might have used the P30 Pro for of a little fairness in Megapixel count

                                        • Aš mėgstu piena
                                          Aš mėgstu piena  4 days back

                                          I didin't even notice that this video was 40 min

                                          • Jeremias Argueta
                                            Jeremias Argueta  4 days back

                                            I searched what are good camera for YouTube, and I came across this gem 💎. It did not really help since I didn’t see the pro camera used at its full potential, but still great video

                                            • Guzio
                                              Guzio  4 days back

                                              Bro, you don't have to drive the car. It's Tesla. It drives itself.

                                              • Giat Simangunsong
                                                Giat Simangunsong  4 days back

                                                I laugh really hard on the last scene

                                                • Jennifer Ghent
                                                  Jennifer Ghent  4 days back

                                                  This could have been a good CSF video. #RIPchannelsuperfun

                                                  • gosekinz
                                                    gosekinz  5 days back

                                                    without doubt the best thing you've ever done ..

                                                    • Razlan Ramlan
                                                      Razlan Ramlan  5 days back

                                                      Even if this videos is too long to watch i really enjoyed watching it. I never expected to watch it completely (maybe skipped through ads ) To be honest i learned something out of this. Thanks guys.

                                                      • 박진우
                                                        박진우  5 days back

                                                        Watched this for the nth time already and it doesn't get old in terms of entertainment value! Fun, Quirky yet very detailed! I love the part where Linus thought of doing a Tinder profile pic on James and the part where Brandon had it all right with the fashion photography. Great job LMG!

                                                        • Saul Ramirez
                                                          Saul Ramirez  5 days back

                                                          In my opinion it’s the cameramen because they capture all and have to plan ahead of what they will do. And the subjects because they need to show that emotion

                                                          • Satyaki Mallick
                                                            Satyaki Mallick  5 days back

                                                            24:26 Wow, this is the worst

                                                            • Satyaki Mallick
                                                              Satyaki Mallick  5 days back

                                                              11:15 hyena_laughing_chorus.flc

                                                              • sisir360 || TheLoneGun101

                                                                Dude..this was so fun to watch! This was so fun, it needs to be a SERIES!

                                                                • MrVonL
                                                                  MrVonL  6 days back

                                                                  the lack of minijack is a dealbreaker for me

                                                                  • Amir FakhriBadri
                                                                    Amir FakhriBadri  6 days back

                                                                    the beginner user..It he need to learn more from fuji photographer

                                                                    • Amir FakhriBadri
                                                                      Amir FakhriBadri  6 days back

                                                                      I think it he don't know to setup and setting..

                                                                      • Jasper Maurice Oenema
                                                                        Jasper Maurice Oenema  6 days back

                                                                        I was on holiday in Canada this summer .On one day I was traveling and I saw a man taking photos of a green man walking strangely. I thought: "that's a weird way to flex, but okay." Now I know what was happening :D

                                                                        • slick8086
                                                                          slick8086  7 days back

                                                                          Part of being a good photographer is knowing your equipment. It's obvious that the photographer makes the photo, not the camera. This comparison, while having comedy potential, was useless. It was like putting a professional race car driver in a car with an automatic transmission and student driver in a car with a stick shift, and asking which transmission is better. But hey, LTT isn't a photography channel so what ever. Maybe that was the point of this 40 min video, don't ask for photography advice from a non-photography channel.

                                                                          • dap
                                                                            dap  7 days back

                                                                            This was the weirdest LTT episode ever. I loved it.

                                                                            • Lpedraja2002
                                                                              Lpedraja2002  1 weeks back

                                                                              This was so much fun to watch! You guys should do more challenges like this. They were very structured and imaginative. Also it shows more people from LTT and we get to know them.

                                                                              • ucheucheuche
                                                                                ucheucheuche  1 weeks back

                                                                                Brandon's best pic? - Linus holding trophy 😂

                                                                                • ucheucheuche
                                                                                  ucheucheuche  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Comfort Zone - destroyed

                                                                                  • POGO3D
                                                                                    POGO3D  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Ok that had me laughing a few time out loud lol

                                                                                    • John Araujo
                                                                                      John Araujo  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Such a load of bs.

                                                                                      • Youngboon Lim
                                                                                        Youngboon Lim  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Thumbs down talked way too much. Jesus... You sound like a sad grandmother

                                                                                        • Hugo Checkley
                                                                                          Hugo Checkley  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Try this with editing
                                                                                          Linus gets the better system
                                                                                          Whilst taran gets a crap Box
                                                                                          You are given the same footage and storyline and then the best edit wins

                                                                                          • Trobanko
                                                                                            Trobanko  1 weeks back

                                                                                            ya, no! Lolz I don't think Linus should have won
                                                                                            but ya

                                                                                            • Jyotiraditya Deka
                                                                                              Jyotiraditya Deka  2 weeks back

                                                                                              I woke up my whole family by watching this video and laughing so hard.
                                                                                              Amazing content guys
                                                                                              Love you both....Linus and Brandon
                                                                                              And the happy couple too😆

                                                                                              • Caleb Jebadurai
                                                                                                Caleb Jebadurai  2 weeks back

                                                                                                Channel Super Fun is ded 😭😭