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16MP rear camera for the next Motorola Moto X to come with OIS?

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OIS is rumored to be coming to the rear camera of the third-gen Moto X

OIS is rumored to be coming to the rear camera of the third-gen Moto X


Just the other day, we passed along some rumored specs for the third-generation Motorola Moto X. According to the leak, the next version of the Motorola Moto X will come with a 16MP camera carrying Clear Pixel technology. The front-facing camera, used for selfies and video chats, should weigh in at 5MP. The second-generation Motorola Moto X comes with a 13MP rear snapper and a 2MP front-facing camera.

A new rumor insists that the 16MP rear camera on the next-gen Moto X will come with OIS to make sure that jittery or shaky hands don't ruin your video. The rear camera is also going to be able to record in slow motion. For example, while in 1080p mode the camera will be able to record at 120fps. If you're shooting video in 720p, video can be filmed at 240fps.

Considering that this is speculation until Motorola makes it official, you should take this with the proverbial grain of salt. Still, it wouldn't be too crazy to expect Motorola to add these features to the next Moto X. After all, the Motorola built Nexus 6 employs OSI on its rear camera.
 
Thanks for the tip!

source: STJSGadgets

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posted on 09 May 2015, 11:10 7

1. Birds (Posts: 1154; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Sounds like everyone's using the same Sony sensor. Cool, I guess but the new Moto X 2015 is what I'm really excited for. Just Hope Moto puts something in it that's really cool.

posted on 09 May 2015, 11:24 2

4. Scott93274 (Posts: 4279; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Just don't get too excited about the leaks, I remember every Apple fan on this site screaming with excitement about how sapphire glass on the iPhone 6 was going to make it so much better than everything else out there. That being said I'm still extremely happy with my Moto X 2013. The only phone that's tempted me to retire it has been the 2014 model with the IR sensors, custom Google Now commands, flashlight gesture shortcut, and significant boost in processing power, and if these recent leaks are accurate then it's safe to say that Motorola is really listening to its user base and strengthening their weaker features. Both battery capacity and camera sensors seem to address what critics have used in the past to distract people from what is one of the smartest of the smartphones.

posted on 09 May 2015, 11:30

5. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Apple is actually lucky they didn't have enough sapphire displays. The cheap iPhone level gorilla glad they use, ion x or whatever is a much better viewing experience. On a watch it doesn't really matter as long as you can see the time but on a phone where you basically do everything, Sapphire isn't going to fly.

posted on 09 May 2015, 11:42 1

8. Scott93274 (Posts: 4279; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I'm not saying it was good or bad that it happened really, I'm just simply trying to say don't count your chickens before they hatch, otherwise you can set yourself up for disappointment later on. Or, maybe these are fake specs and they pail in comparison for what Motorola has in store for us... there's no way of knowing until late summer when Motorola officially unveils the next Moto X and we get concrete details straight from the source.

posted on 09 May 2015, 11:39 5

7. Birds (Posts: 1154; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Advice, heeded!!! I just think Moto does a lot right in the most understated ways.

posted on 09 May 2015, 11:43

9. Scott93274 (Posts: 4279; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I could not agree with you more!!!

posted on 09 May 2015, 16:07

30. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12066; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Such as? The only thing they can get right is the software optimization. I love the active display feature and the near stock experience. Everything else is just poorly done.

posted on 09 May 2015, 17:28 4

34. Scott93274 (Posts: 4279; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Kanye, get lost. You would love the Moto X if it had an Apple logo on it and nothing else changed.

posted on 09 May 2015, 18:04 2

38. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12066; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Justin Bieber I don't think you have room to talk.

posted on 09 May 2015, 18:17 1

42. Scott93274 (Posts: 4279; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Just Bieber??? Awesome, you said something different! I mean, it still doesn't make any damn sense. I call you Kanye because you're ignorant and a narcissist to the extreme, who sticks his nose in other people's business for the singular purpose of causing disruption. I am rather humored by the Justin Bieber comment though so please share why you think I am similar to Justin... And you know what.... I don't even care if it makes sense at all, you can keep calling me Bieber if it makes you feel clever.

posted on 10 May 2015, 00:33

49. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12066; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Well if you prefer to be called Miley Cyrus. Calling me Kanye just makes you look even more ridiculous. I guess you now see how stupid it is.

posted on 09 May 2015, 19:27 1

45. Birds (Posts: 1154; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


It's mostly software tweaks I like. Hardware, I'm not disappointed with. I think they know what they're doing. Again as I tell many nitpicking ass sh*t lumps on this site... There can not be a mobile phone with no sacrifices so stop putting one above the other over frivolous specs and and acting like were in a day and age where one high end flagship is truly superior to the other... You can nitpick each and every mobile device over their specs until you force yourself into a coma. Unless something incredibly innovative happens in the next 2 years. Until my Galaxy S 12 can whipe my assh*le, flush my toilet and then right my forensics thesis... I don't really care much for the hardware wars.

posted on 10 May 2015, 00:36

50. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12066; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I don't want to spend $500 on something that is comparable to a midrange phone. At least the Nexus has a qhd screen and front facing speakers.

posted on 10 May 2015, 07:46 2

55. Birds (Posts: 1154; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Maybe in the android ecosystem but go outside of it and you'll find the iPhone which many declare "Decidedly midrange" and the phone is a beast in many things!!!! Even if the specs aren't up to par with the top hounds, the phone still may be able to hold it's own... And Android has come a long way. Truly you can get a good, smooth, even great performance from a device as powerful as a S615...

posted on 10 May 2015, 23:33

59. Scott93274 (Posts: 4279; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


No, you would rather spend a lot more for a lot less. The iPhone 6 has a far smaller battery than the 2014 Moto X, the cameras are anything but the best, the display technology is the same as the one that was on the original Motorola Droid, they charge double for storage than the rest of the industry and whenever there's a problem with their product, they put the blame on the consumer, "You're holding it wrong", "You're wearing it wrong"... It amazes me that people still pay for their products when they feel that the appropriate response to a massive blunder is to insult the people that keep them in business.

posted on 09 May 2015, 21:44 3

47. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


"Everything else is poorly done"

Like the display quality, which is quite good on both existing Moto Xs?

Like the build quality, which is excellent on both devices?

The camera may not be considered a top contender compared to other phones, but it still takes great photos for me.

The phone still holds up well from a processing perspective a year and a half later.

So what is really *poorly* done on either Moto X? The battery life could be better, but it's definitely better than most phones I've had.

posted on 10 May 2015, 00:37

51. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12066; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Battery life should be far better since they released the freaking Turbo. There's no excuse for the Moto X to have a lackluster battery and an underperforming camera.

posted on 10 May 2015, 03:32

53. Scott93274 (Posts: 4279; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


The iPhone 6 has an 1810 mAh battery, the Moto X has an 2300 mAh battery. This is a perfect example of you having double standards. You talk crap about the batteries of Motorola phones, but you think Apple can do no wrong.

posted on 10 May 2015, 13:44

56. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12066; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You're slipping Justin Bieber. I never said Apple can do no wrong. Sure the battery is smaller but I've never had a problem running out of juice on my 6+. The standby time is amazing whereas on the Moto X I saw the battery go dead several times if I left it off and didn't charge it.

It only takes a small amount of time to charge up the iPhone thanks to the lightning cable.

posted on 10 May 2015, 23:36

60. Scott93274 (Posts: 4279; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


You'd be the dumbest person in the world to talk as much crap about a phone as you do and still go out and buy the latest model when it's released. You know nothing about the phone and you do not have any hands on time with it because if you did, you would never again be interested in any Apple products.

posted on 09 May 2015, 11:48

11. sergiobr (Posts: 694; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Now is the "larger sensor battle" !

posted on 09 May 2015, 12:22 6

18. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


No one is using the same sensor.

Xperia Z3/Z4: Sony IMX220
HTC One M9: Toshiba T4KA9
Galaxy S6/Note 4: IMX240
LG G4: IMX234.

posted on 09 May 2015, 13:50 2

23. Birds (Posts: 1154; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I thought LG and Samsung were using the same one. I already knew about HTC and the Xperia devices. I was referring to these new 16 megapixel shooters all out. Been a flood of them... My mistake.

posted on 09 May 2015, 15:45

27. MarquiX (Posts: 64; Member since: 11 Dec 2014)


I have no idea if I should get the S6 or the Moto X 2015, I know Touchwiz is going to get old and then again I'm not sure if the new camera is going to be good or bad on the Moto X... Decisions.. decisions.

posted on 09 May 2015, 15:55

28. Scott93274 (Posts: 4279; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Both should be killer phones, it just boils down on what's more important to you, an unadulterated GUI, or a phone with a proven camera. Motorola has made vast improvements with image quality of their cameras, but they always seem to be a step behind other major flagships. Also, the rumored specs of the Moto X 2015 are really good, but still are not as impressive of the S6. In the end, it's your call.

posted on 09 May 2015, 11:14 8

2. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


If Motorola does add OIS, then Apple and HTC will be the only ones without it on a normal sized flagship.

The funny thing is at HTC thought it was a good idea to add a breaking duo camera or ultra low detailed pixels instead of OIS. Bravo HTC! It's amazing how you are still around. Lol

posted on 09 May 2015, 11:58 5

14. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1373; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


The iphone 6 software stabilization is actually brilliant and in many cases almost comparable to OIS. Thats how good optimization is. Also they can add OIS and 550mp and I can bet you that it wont have better image quality than S6 or even iPhone 6.

posted on 09 May 2015, 12:42 1

19. vergil9 (banned) (Posts: 517; Member since: 06 Apr 2015)


Agree with the optimization part, and great digital stabilization of the iPhone.
But the thing is, FoV takes a big hit from digital stabilization, but yeah, you don't always need wide FoV.

posted on 09 May 2015, 14:42

26. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1373; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


I love the optimization and tech sammy and apple put in a camera, moto never did and i doubt they ever will any time soon have a great camera like HTC. They just don't seem to care or have the resources to make a brilliant camera like sammy and apple do.

posted on 09 May 2015, 19:56

46. vergil9 (banned) (Posts: 517; Member since: 06 Apr 2015)


I don't know what their plan is, their phones doesn't have anything special that really stands out from the crowd, the only Motorola phone that I want to own right now is the Droid Turbo, nothing else. But I will still take the Note 4 over it any day.

posted on 09 May 2015, 11:23 3

3. kkmkk (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2013)


i think the moto x 2015 is a worthy competitor to the s6 edge - note 4/5 - iphone 6s plus

posted on 09 May 2015, 11:38

6. elitewolverine (Posts: 5119; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Could be, might need to look at it to replace my z3. Though would like a 16mp if that is the case.

posted on 09 May 2015, 11:49

12. hotelman2 (banned) (Posts: 56; Member since: 24 Apr 2015)


DO NOT MENTION THE S6 EDGE PLEASE! I HATE SEEING SUPERNOVA COMING BACK AND SPAMMING THE COMMENT SECTION!

posted on 09 May 2015, 16:05 1

29. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12066; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Let's not kid ourselves. The Moto X 2014 was supposed to be a worthy competitor but ended up being a disappointment.

posted on 09 May 2015, 17:30 1

35. Scott93274 (Posts: 4279; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


The Moto X 2014 outperformed all the other Android Smartphone that came before it. and it cost less than the majority of other flagships. You really are the Kanye of this web page, shouting your mouth off about things you know nothing about.

posted on 09 May 2015, 18:07 2

39. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12066; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The truth speaks for itself Bieber. I acknowledge the stock software but it's lacking in the battery life, camera, and specs compared to the Turbo and Nexus 6.

posted on 09 May 2015, 19:23

43. Scott93274 (Posts: 4279; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


"The Moto X 2014 was supposed to be a worthy competitor", Then when I say that the the phone outperformed all other flagship devices up that that point you go ahead and list off two other Motorola devices that were released after the Moto X that were able to out perform it... So I guess you were saying that at that point, Motorola had the three best Android phones on the market but they weren't competing?

posted on 10 May 2015, 13:46

57. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12066; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You're trying way too hard.

posted on 09 May 2015, 11:43 1

10. kosal (Posts: 21; Member since: 19 Oct 2013)


The megapixels don't matter until and unless they get a better image processing and yeah, OIS always is a plus...!!

posted on 09 May 2015, 11:53 3

13. hotelman2 (banned) (Posts: 56; Member since: 24 Apr 2015)


these stupid android phone makers keep bragging about their megapixel race while in reality their image quality is blown away by the 8mp of iphone 6. android is a cancer for humanity!

posted on 09 May 2015, 12:43 4

20. Scott93274 (Posts: 4279; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Really?.... Really? Last year's Motorola Nexus 6 beat the iPhone 6 in a blind camera comparison. Several thousand people participated and the overwhelming majority felt that the Nexus took better pictures. You can argue all you like, but you cannot find a more honest, fair, and thorough way to compare the camera phones.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Nexus-6-beats-the-iPhone-6-Plus-by-a-mile-in-our-blind-camera-comparison_id64437

"android is a cancer for humanity", please, ignorance like yours is a cancer on humanity.

posted on 09 May 2015, 16:11 1

31. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12066; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Funny how you keep mentioning the iphone in every Motorola article. I think you realize deep down the Moto X doesn't measure up or you're trying so hard to justify owning a Moto X.

posted on 09 May 2015, 17:46 4

37. Scott93274 (Posts: 4279; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


It's funny how you spend so much time trolling in Motorola articles, it's as if you're looking desperately for a place to vent all your built up aggression you have dealing with the fact that every person you've encountered outside the internet tries to have as little to do with you as possible. These are all just assumptions based off of how far you seem to have your head up your butt in the comments section.

posted on 09 May 2015, 18:14 1

40. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12066; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I could say the same about you Justin Bieber but I won't stoop to your level of making assumptions. Taking a few minutes to watch you dig your hole won't impact my paychecks lol.

posted on 09 May 2015, 19:26 2

44. Scott93274 (Posts: 4279; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Yeah, I guess working part time flipping hamburgers and asking people if they want fries with that would allow you to spend an enormous amount of time being antisocial in the confines of your parent's basement.

posted on 10 May 2015, 00:39

52. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12066; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Well at least I'm not crazy.

posted on 12 May 2015, 14:55

63. Niva. (Posts: 420; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


Hello Kanye and Justin Beiber, you two really should get a room.

I sadly do agree with some of the things Kanye said though. The 2014 MotoX was a disappointment, especially when compared to the Nexus 5 which was a cheaper handset and better in every regard while also costing significantly less... so what if it didn't come with a leather back?

So while Moto has done well with software their only two phones worth owning had huge negatives: the Nexus 6 was monsterous and with an equally large price tag; the Droid Turbo was only made available to Verizon customers and somewhere in South America (fk everyone else.) I really wish Moto would do well, but after their repeated blunders which are all deliberate decisions, I have little faith in this company.

posted on 10 May 2015, 04:49

54. LoveHater (Posts: 176; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


really ,,, my 1020,,, no one can beat it

posted on 09 May 2015, 12:03

15. pureviewuser (Posts: 494; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


I'm sure it's going to be an excellent device and hope the camera is great.

posted on 09 May 2015, 12:12 2

16. haikallp (Posts: 198; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


IMO, every flagship phone should come with OIS. Looking at you HTC..One M7 had it and toi just had to remove it -.-"

posted on 09 May 2015, 13:56

24. mokhtar (Posts: 405; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Except sony... Steady shot actually Much better than ois ))

posted on 09 May 2015, 23:31

48. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1177; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


lol...

posted on 09 May 2015, 12:20

17. ovw195motox (Posts: 4; Member since: 09 May 2015)


motorola has yet to make a phone that takes good pictures,and thats coming from someone who has had the original motorola atrix, atrix hd, moto x, and now Nexus 6

posted on 09 May 2015, 12:52 1

22. Scott93274 (Posts: 4279; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Well, this year's best selling phone, the iPhone 6 had its butt handed to it by the Nexus 6 in terms of photo quality. Follow link that was provided in post 20 for additional details. I'm going to have to believe the blind survey of several thousand people over someone with an account that's a half hour old and only posted a single post.

posted on 09 May 2015, 16:12

32. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12066; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


How many times are you going to use a strawman on this article?

posted on 09 May 2015, 17:35 2

36. Scott93274 (Posts: 4279; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Kanye, you just love to troll don't you...

So, I've asked this before, but why do you identify yourself as the gayest comic book villain of all time?

http://westfieldcomics.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/ManOfSteel56p011.jpg

posted on 09 May 2015, 18:16

41. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12066; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Bieber you just love to say dumb things don't you. Then again you are pretty crazy considering your avatar.

posted on 09 May 2015, 12:43 1

21. carlemillward (unregistered)


About megapixels, you can have an 8 or 10mp and shoot better than a 20mp. It comes down to software and a dedicated Image Signal Processor (ISP). Not sure why HTC discarded the ImageChip 2 ISP ,OIS, wider aperture and bigger pixel size for Toshiba's T4KA7 sensor. That is why I hope Motorola improves their software first instead of just adding a bigger camera with OIS.

posted on 11 May 2015, 00:58

61. elitewolverine (Posts: 5119; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Can and would in the mobile are both hard to achieve. I could show two files a 19MP and a 39MP side by side, and given the same quality optics...the larger MP file will have more retained details.

Sure you could argue MP in dslr's but those are another beast, there is a reason the Nikon 7100 is a 24MP sensor and not a 16MP one.

posted on 09 May 2015, 14:12

25. Filip. (Posts: 20; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


I really really hope they figure out the camera in this phone because I really like the Moto X and I hope the third installment is a success.

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