The first sample videos from the Sony Ericsson Vivaz are out and kind of incredible

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz (previously known as “Kurara”) still doesn’t have an official release date, but it looks like someone in Sony Ericsson’s camp has been playing with one lately. The company just released a pair of sample videos, marking the first time anyone outside of SE has seen footage shot on this handset. Now, given that one of the flagship features of this handset is its 720p video recording mode, we didn’t exactly expect the camera quality to be garbage – but hot damn are these videos impressive.

Check out the videos below, won’t you?

The first video alone is pretty impressive, even if they are kind of cheating; if those E-Trade commercials and countless viral videos have proven anything, it’s that babies make everything better.

That second video, though, of the rock concert… that’s amazing. As every 15 year old girl standing in the front row at a concert blocking everyone’s view with their stupid cell phone could tell you, concert footage tends to come out looking like a pile of hot garbage. The lighting goes from ridiculously dark to blindingly bright, the music is too loud.. it’s just a terrible combination. Now, I’m not sure if there’s some sort of pre-staged (or post-shoot) trickery going on here – but if that’s impromptu footage straight off the phone, consider me impressed. Really, really impressed.

[Via AllAboutSymbian]