HTC Sensation 4G gets its first camera sample
The camera hasn't exactly been the main selling point of HTC-branded devices so far, but the company's recent handsets like the HTC Incredible S and the HTC Desire S showed significant improvement, and now the first camera sample from the upcoming dual-core HTC Sensation 4G showed up in the depths of Picasaweb.
The image below seems to have been pulled down subsequently, but folks from Pocketnow managed to save a downsized version, which gives you a general idea of the picture quality. Just in case you're curious, the photograph, courtesy of Brandon Hughes, a marketing specialist at HTC, is of the University of Washington's Husky Stadium. The colors definitely look accurately reproduced just as you would expect, but we would hold off our judgment until we get to hold the actual device. The Sensation 4G comes with an 8-megapixel camera, equipped with dual-LED flash and capable of 1080p full HD video capture.
1. Annie Gonzales (unregistered)
2. ps (unregistered)
N8 wins hands down. HTC sucks when it comes to camera... They can relase 50-megapixel camera and it still sucks becouse bad lens and optics. AND WHY THEY USE LED FLASH?!
3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4417; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
I love HTC, but how do we know this was taken on a HTC phone? Nokia always had great cameras on their phones so that is not a surprise. Why can't HTC make a good camera on their phones? HTC has the money & I am sure they will improve the camera on their phones. When the HTC Evo 3D comes out I feel very confident it will have a great camera. Let's hope the HTC Sensation 4G did take this picture & that HTC is on their way to an awesome camera on their phones! HTC is a very hot phone manufacturer at this moment, they indeed will want to improve that camera!
4. PhoneLuver (Posts: 474; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
It's not bad! At the same time, it's not amazing either..
5. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 863; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
Any camera can produce a good looking shot when the image is downsized. Full resolution tells the whole story.
6. snowgator (Posts: 3293; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Who besides me will own up to saying this line when Mobile was young...
"A camera??? What kind of useless thing is a camera on a phone??? You just use it to make calls!! How STUPID is that!!"
Now, one of the biggest selling points to my Wife is the quality of camera and video on her phone, and may be why (slow miracle at work here) she may actually move away from her Blackberry to another device. As we start shopping in the summer, I have a list for her to look at with respectable camera performance, and how I wish we had more Nokia's to choose from here in the States. It is about last for me on my list of worries, but I trust these kinds of posts/comments to get me in the ballpark for her to get the right choice.
So, thanks to all for helping me stay out of trouble, and keep posting, 'cause I don't know crap about digital photography.
7. Matt (unregistered)
My wife just bought me this phone for my birthday in July 2011 and I have to say the picture quality is, not so good. Lets say I take a picture of a still rock and manage to keep the phone/camera perfectly still, the image would be great. Instead, like most of us, my target is in at least minimal movement and my hand can't keep the camera as steady as I could on a tripod. This realistic photo is something more like a prepaid phone would produce. Forget the megapixels, I want a camera/phone that can boast and do what the kodak mobile cameras do now.
Great phone, OS, features, style
Bad camera, video recorder (just forget it!)