Re: Alien UFO's are Real - True / False...
Why is every video blurry and lacking detail (despite all the mass sightings and high quality cams we carry around in our pockets).
I can only speak of still photography, as I'm not a big fan of video (though 'broadcast quality' cameras and lenses are nice to play with...), Despite having high resolution sensors, phones have pretty poxy lenses (no matter who make them) as far as size and focal lengths are concerned.
My main phone has a primary 12 Megapixel camera with a massive 2mm aperture lens, it's FOV is just slightly less than that of the vision of a normal human being, despite the approximate 1.1x magnification of any object that this gives, despite the 12 megapixel sensor, small objects in the sky will remain just that to my phone, small objects in the sky..and they'll be eternally fuzzy no matter how much you digitally zoom the buggers thanks to poor resolving power of the (not atypical) small lens that my phone has.
Even with a decent large aperture 'long' lens on a DSLR, unless you've got a camera capable of better than 80 megapixels, then you'll still get images fuzzier than the equivalents taken using the same lens on a film camera loaded with a decent film, digital photography has not only made it easier to take pictures of fuzzy blobs in the sky, it's also made the blobs fuzzier...
In short, Mobile phones are ok if all you want to capture is something that approximates an unaided eye's view of a subject, if you want to optically zoom in on a remote object, then phones are out. Regarding zoom and magnification, I did a quick and dirty test of the bridge camera that I normally lug around with me (12x Zoom range it claims), the range of magnification over the unaided eye for this beastie goes from approx 0.25x at the wide end, to approximate 3x at the Tele end of the zoom. A similar quick and dirty test with my DSLR fitted with the 75-300mm lens I normally have in the bag gives an approximate maximum 4x magnified view of an object over the unaided eye, the fun part is that the lens that is normally keep on the camera gives you (at max zoom) approximately 0.75x magnification, if I did see an OSF and grabbed this camera, without changing the lens I'd capture a smaller image of the thing than I could see with my naked eye, so even if you are lugging around a DSLR, you'd have to have an indecently large long lens fitted to the camera at all times to stand a fighting chance of obtaining a better than fuzzy blob shot of your typical OVNI.
Whenever I see Giorgio Tsoukalos' stupid head on the History Channel, plugging ancient astronaut theories, I'm sure we're lost now more than ever.
Ah, he serves a useful function in my household, I've told relatives that the first time they hear me say 'actually, he has a point...' instead of my usual sweary rants about asininity when he's on and spouting the usual garbage then they've my permission to take me out the back and shoot me, as I've no wish to suffer the long and drawn out effects of the obvious senility I'm slipping into.