Monday , July 23 2018

If you’re still on the fence about buying a Pixel 2, take a look at this sample video shot this morning at the miniature railway operated by Hornsby Model Engineers Co-Op Ltd in Galston, in Sydney’s north. This is a weekend favourite of ours, and once a month we get the chance to take the kids on the mini trains. Something I thoroughly enjoyed as a kid, and the boys enjoy it too. There’s nothing especially exciting about the video; it’s just shot from my knee around the 1km track that HME runs, but it’s super smooth, the bumps in the track are smoothed out, and there’s been no editing whatsoever – shot on the Pixel 2, uploaded to YouTube and published. Bam.

You’ll note this was only shot in 1080p, so no, a 4K version isn’t available. But even for 1080p, the quality is pretty good. I’m quite happy with it and thought I’d share it with you all.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Anthony Klun
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OIS is doing an awesome job there.. Steady as. Quality is probably even better on your phone since YouTube likes to compress it a bit.. BTW, my 9yo daughter just saw this video as well and she wants me to take her there, Lol..

Adam J
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Adam J

Or for anybody south of Sydney:
Illawarra Live Steamers (http://www.ils.org.au)

Neville Wenban
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Neville Wenban

Or for those out in western Sydney http://www.ssme.org.au/

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Andrew

That stability is absurdly good. Seems like Google absolutely nailed the OIS+EIS combo.

Great video. Seems like Cameron is after something a little more exciting. When he’s a little older you should visit the Gold Coast and try a few attractions up here. He’d probably love rollercoasters.

allanthomas777
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Sensational! My Pixel 2 XL is on its way from Google. Can’t wait to try it out!

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