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  3 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 :)

    • Tech bman
      Tech bman  8 hours back

      love how this comment has the same amount of likes as there are dislikes on the video

    • FaultyFemale
      FaultyFemale  3 days back

      I’ve been doing photography for years and I will say, a good camera is important for someone really pursuing the craft. Now when I say good, I don’t mean a full-frame crazy expensive one, some of my favorite photos were with a Canon Rebel T5. But if I showed up to photograph my clients with my phone, I’d never have any business. The control that you can get with an actual camera over shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, etc. is invaluable to a good photographer.

    • Professional Asshole
      Professional Asshole  2 weeks back

      It applies to everything really not just Camera. i.e. a Good Mountain bike for downhill is not good if the rider is not good. Same for the Camera, Linus had the best camera but he did not know how to use it. So like in the Mountain Bike a Better Rider is always more important than a good mountain bike. Same for that camera. And for anything else really.

    • zelexen Lizaola-V
      zelexen Lizaola-V  3 weeks 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  4 weeks 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*

  • abbass alhajj
    abbass alhajj  1 hours back

    try again with the huawei mate 30 pro

    • Mr. Krogan
      Mr. Krogan  17 hours back

      That are huge balls.

      • Maddy Carbuncle
        Maddy Carbuncle  1 days back

        I'm only watching this now in October - I don't care about the camera part but I love how both of them went about the job, and how unexpected the result was. Brandon was cool but because of his experience in these kind of shoots (I'm sure there were stupid challenges in whatever photography course/school he took) and perhaps under time pressure he went for good looking but perhaps routine shots that he knew he could competently do in the time. Linus looked like he had NO idea what he was doing, was jumping and screaming, but in all the anxiety actually tried to push hardest for some interesting shots and ideas! I loved Coltons sandals shot the best and the dog food looked so much better than I thought it would. From the angle at which the vlog was shot it looked like Linus had just given up. I'm amazed that it all worked, and even more amazed that what looked like a half-assed tech comparison resulted in SUCH an interesting psychology reveal! Linus did amazingly well under pressure, amid all the screaming and what looked like helpless flapping about! 😄 Good job man!

        • DoBeDiff
          DoBeDiff  2 days back

          Super great video, been watching you guys for years now and its always interesting content!

          • Scott Morrow
            Scott Morrow  2 days back

            14:22 made me laugh like a kettle

            • Jolan XBL
              Jolan XBL  3 days back

              You have a crazy car! Does it not drive with the door open? Just raise the door and shoot normally

              • Starlesslemon
                Starlesslemon  3 days back

                All of the judging had absolutely nothing to do with the type of camera.

                • JKOtv
                  JKOtv  3 days back

                  Well you could argue that Brandon is a real Photographer, but Linus is not a fool and works in the media industry for years now so he has picked up some skills over the time.

                  • J Nattress
                    J Nattress  5 days back

                    The dog food dropping into the mug is a standout shot from this video!

                    • SMT Tim
                      SMT Tim  6 days back

                      Lol watch a video where was guys who makes funny photos 40 min but it was a goof video

                      • Casey Lai
                        Casey Lai  6 days back

                        the sole purpose for me to watch is video is to see James chillin' in the bodysuit.

                        • Jello Luke
                          Jello Luke  6 days back

                          This was like watching
                          a disabled man with a lightsaber
                          fight an
                          army general with a swiss army knife.

                          • Henrik Halvorsen Kvamme

                            Brandon: Get your clothes on.





                            Linus: You know what. Let's do something sensual.

                            • Michael Fox
                              Michael Fox  6 days back

                              its so stressful for me to watch linus do this

                              • Blake B
                                Blake B  7 days back

                                as a professional photographer, this video was hilarious and painful lmao

                                • Matt
                                  Matt  7 days back

                                  When Linus' name pops up I was like 'his last name is TECH TIPS!'

                                  • Anon Mason
                                    Anon Mason  7 days back

                                    $799 IS a Pro camera to most people.
                                    $6000 is a joke that only Apple people buy along with their $1000 monitor stand.

                                    • Quang Hong (BON BON)
                                      Quang Hong (BON BON)  1 weeks back

                                      so no one is going to talk about the thing theyve seen juggling in that green suit ????

                                      • Education only
                                        Education only  1 weeks back

                                        MOBILE LENSES ARE BEST.

                                        • SirBonple
                                          SirBonple  1 weeks back

                                          wait is that that guy who was in that "dr. squatch soap" or whatever ad

                                          • zeruulln
                                            zeruulln  1 weeks back

                                            the fanny pouch negates any input you can have

                                            • Tech Help Portal
                                              Tech Help Portal  1 weeks back

                                              I think there gay

                                              • markanthmore
                                                markanthmore  1 weeks back

                                                I cansee this mans entire dingus.

                                                • Sarinadinet COM
                                                  Sarinadinet COM  1 weeks back

                                                  At least...
                                                  I know
                                                  I dont need profesional camera

                                                  I need profesional intelligent

                                                  • SweatyNoodles
                                                    SweatyNoodles  1 weeks back

                                                    Hi Linus maybe you could do something like setupwars? where we submit our setups and you review them Just like RandomFrankp and Techsource


                                                    if you would also like to see that please like,copy and paste if you also would like a series like that.
                                                    Thank you.

                                                    • MrDlaza
                                                      MrDlaza  1 weeks back

                                                      Awesome video, a lot of fun and you should be doing more fun stuff like this

                                                      • AbrA-adopt __
                                                        AbrA-adopt __  1 weeks back

                                                        That edit at 17 minutes was incredible

                                                        • AaroTheLegend
                                                          AaroTheLegend  1 weeks back

                                                          35:43 I friken cried

                                                          • Lucifir Artwork
                                                            Lucifir Artwork  1 weeks back

                                                            Linus, I believe you're not a photographer. But the way you interacted with models, the creativity you put into props especially with dog food, it's kinda amazing. Good job, Linus.

                                                            • Noscopes Allowed
                                                              Noscopes Allowed  1 weeks back

                                                              So the moral of the story is that framing the picture is the hardest part and a DSLR gives you more options.

                                                              Also this is hands down the funniest video you've ever made.

                                                              • YeeT Sponge
                                                                YeeT Sponge  1 weeks back

                                                                **Screams in peanut**

                                                                • Alexander Bibb
                                                                  Alexander Bibb  1 weeks back

                                                                  I wonder if human resources are going to get involved later on with some of throws Photos

                                                                  • Ngo Marcus
                                                                    Ngo Marcus  2 weeks back

                                                                    I was eating lunch.... not anymore... after ... bruppbbbbbb.....

                                                                    • Inside IconicBeb0
                                                                      Inside IconicBeb0  2 weeks back

                                                                      wasted 37 minute of my life

                                                                    • Waheed Rahman
                                                                      Waheed Rahman  2 weeks back

                                                                      weird, have nothing else to say.

                                                                      • zjohnfour blank
                                                                        zjohnfour blank  2 weeks back

                                                                        What is he wearing..? O_O i see everything....

                                                                        • Hilarious Formula 1
                                                                          Hilarious Formula 1  2 weeks back

                                                                          Is it me or does Dennis say like "I love Jerking".
                                                                          28:00

                                                                          • NinjaNipple Dog
                                                                            NinjaNipple Dog  6 days back

                                                                            No? Its just you, its pretty obviously just "I love judging", even when trying to hear jerking, are you that dull when it comes to accents?

                                                                        • zk22
                                                                          zk22  2 weeks back

                                                                          This was brilliant

                                                                          • Tushar Jamwal
                                                                            Tushar Jamwal  2 weeks back

                                                                            The loophole is that you need the knowhow for the equipment...

                                                                            • pillowsRfun
                                                                              pillowsRfun  2 weeks back

                                                                              I'm 3 minutes in and legit getting upset with this. A challenge like this should have some one who's used a camera before for this to be anywhere near valid.

                                                                              • ChefvEto
                                                                                ChefvEto  2 weeks back

                                                                                Someone is smuggling grapes 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

                                                                                • Tejan Singh
                                                                                  Tejan Singh  2 weeks back

                                                                                  I won a photography contest in my university this year by using only a Samsung Note8 and a little editing skill. So basically i beat a bunch of DSLR photographer wannabes.

                                                                                  • Daniel Kennedy
                                                                                    Daniel Kennedy  2 weeks back

                                                                                    17:00 😱 crazy edit bruh

                                                                                    • Simplicity
                                                                                      Simplicity  2 weeks back

                                                                                      This was amazing. I cant believe it took me soo long to watch this! James and Colton were hilarious. From start to finish this was an amazing video.

                                                                                      • Professional Asshole
                                                                                        Professional Asshole  2 weeks back

                                                                                        its "Amazing Photographer / Genius" Brooklyn Nine Nine lol

                                                                                        • Fynn Haggenmüller
                                                                                          Fynn Haggenmüller  2 weeks back

                                                                                          I have to admit: James is an amazing Model.

                                                                                          • Exile
                                                                                            Exile  2 weeks back

                                                                                            they wizzed pass there dignity AHAHAHA