Motorola Droid 2, Droid 1, and Droid X video capture compared

The Motorola Droid X has the largest possible video file size, with the Droid 2 and Droid 1 sharing the same maximum frame size.

Droid X – 1280 x 720
Droid 2 – 720 x 480
Droid 1 – 720 x 480

As with most of the interface in the Droid 2, this Motorola phone shares much of the evolved Droid X functionality and hardware horsepower without the X’s superior microphone system.
At this time, the stock Droid 2 runs the latest Android 2.2 operating system, while the Droid X is running Android 2.1. Verizon says an upgrade to Android 2.2 for the Droid X is coming late Summer 2010.
droid2video.jpgThe Droid 2 shares the video editing, frame grab and the same gallery structure as Droid X. The phone is as capable as the Droid 1 for video plus an evolved interface and increased editing speed.
However after using the Droid X with it’s three microphone system and the ability to drop sound levels in concerts, it’s hard to go back to a phone with a single mic on the opposite side of the subject.
Previous greenmesh posts:
Capturing video with the Droid X, audio with three mics
VIDEO Droid X goes stealth in a cathedral
Editing video on the Droid X (Droid 2)
Droid 2 evolves the physical keyboard of the original

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