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Motorola Moto X to come with oversampling-like video technology, combining 4 pixels into 1 'perfect' pixel

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Motorola Moto X to come with oversampling-like video technology, combining 4 pixels into 1 'perfect' pixel
We’ve heard about that before - the Moto X is coming with a 10-megapixel ‘ClearPixel’ rear camera. Judging by the new Droids Motorola announced recently - the Droid Maxx, Ultra and Mini - that means that the Moto X camera will be able to capture more light and perform better than your average smartphone shooter in low-light conditions.

The Moto X is said to come with 1.4-micron pixels. That number refers to the size of the pixel. It is larger than most of today’s smartphones like the 1.1-micron cameras on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and other flagships. A larger pixel collects more light and generally contributes to better low-light performance.

Most interestingly, though, rumors say the Moto X will use a camera technology similar to the oversampling done on Nokia PureView cameraphones. There, Nokia combines 7 pixels into one superpixel with most accurate color information. 

The Moto X will do something similar when recording video. It will combine 4 pixels in a ‘perfect’ pixel. The Moto X camera is said to record at up to 1080p at 60 frames per second. Motorola also takes sound quality seriously and includes three microphones for ‘3d audio recording’

Altogether, this should result in one of the greatest smartphone cameras and we couldn’t be more excited. Will the first Motorola handset made under Google deliver? Stay tuned as we’ll be covering the official announcement tomorrow at around 3pm ET | 12pm PT.

source: Taylor Wimberly

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posted on 31 Jul 2013, 03:59 6

1. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Great phone, but I wish people would stop just judging cameras by the number of megapixels...

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 10:24 3

15. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 271; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


I mean, Megapixels=resolution, so though you are completely right about the fact that they aren't THAT important the difference between very few and 8-10 is pretty staggering. Just look at the HTC One, you can tell the difference. I think 8MP should be the minimum because unless you're going to oversample, you won't see much of a difference between 8 anything higher.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 10:38 1

17. x_maly_x (Posts: 68; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


808,1020 - 41Mpx, S4,N8-12Mpx I5,XperiaZ,925,928,920 - 8-8,7Mpx...and exacly The same sequence when it comes to image quality...so your teory is wrong...

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 12:01 5

18. Shatter (Posts: 2030; Member since: 29 May 2013)


1020 is a perfect example of higher MP does not mean better. From all the comparisons I have seen the 1020 camera is crap when it comes to picking up detail and the color accuracy is off.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 14:42

27. x_maly_x (Posts: 68; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


if 1020 is crap then evryone else is deep below crap...or you change eye doctor....

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 15:45

28. steelicon (Posts: 313; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


41MP Nokia 808 PureView Pro Hyperion - the original and only PureView Pro with hardware and software supersampling - the only exception in smart cameraphone category.

Adaptive oversampling is purely marketing gobbledygook.

There can be only one PureView Pro.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 04:08 3

2. Dunknown (Posts: 81; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Soon we will hear that Nokia sue Motorolla.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 04:54 5

9. konnor (Posts: 30; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)


Pixel binning is old technology. It just wasn't in smartphones before.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 12:08 1

22. Shatter (Posts: 2030; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Its been in smartphones for years. It is better quality than what you see in a typical smartphone but its nothing to celebrate over.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 04:15 4

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


Gimmick gimmick more :)

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 04:22 11

4. vincelongman (Posts: 1314; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Wait til there are samples and reviews, then decide if its a gimmick or whatever

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 04:28 10

7. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Wendy go suck a lemon. Exactly how many personalities do you have?

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 04:36 7

8. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Multiple Personality Disorder. Imagine if she is a female in real person, and is your wife. Today she says i love you, tomorrow she'll be attempting to castrate you.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 12:02

19. Shatter (Posts: 2030; Member since: 29 May 2013)


If Samsung was using it wendygaretts response would of been the complete opposite.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 04:28 8

5. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


More proof that what Nokia has been doing is attracting the attention of others, making them trying to improve their own products, unlike what the hardcore fandroids claiming they dont care about camera and call any features a gimmick.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 05:04 3

10. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Couldnt agree to you more. When this device comes out, those fandroids will eventually change their POV in terms of specs and camera. Lol

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 05:58 1

14. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


true true
+1 for you

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 12:11 2

23. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Eh no, there are "fandroids" who like specks and "fandroids" who like camera I think this bunch of hate posts would have any meaningful asset if she where not talking about a device that costs around 300 of contract (the price of the lumia 1020 on contract)

Also there are fandroids who Will hate this device for not having bleeding edge hardware... Why? Because they can buy a phone with the latest specks on their OS... Can you?

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 20:34

29. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Ahm.. english, do you speak it?

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 20:42

30. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Im sorry English is not my main language, plus my keyboard was on the wrong language, anyways I thought that if people put some effort it should not be so hard to understand. but I guess you seem so agree with me

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 10:32 1

16. icyrock1 (Posts: 303; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


It takes over a year for a phone to be designed, made, and produced. This phone was already in the pipe lines before nokia released the 1020; and likely even before the 808.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 12:45

24. marbovo (Posts: 655; Member since: 16 May 2013)


yes, no!!!

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 12:06 1

21. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


All I see in this post is people jumping into the hatin wagon

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 05:39

11. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2692; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


This phone is going to be almost like a perfect phone, thanks to Google. Nobody needs so much power and cores to perform a function(s), also Google is optimizing its OS.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 12:03 5

20. Shatter (Posts: 2030; Member since: 29 May 2013)


This phone will make people realize you don't need to spend $600 on a phone.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 12:47

25. marbovo (Posts: 655; Member since: 16 May 2013)


My laggy dual core nexus tells me I need more cores or better google programmers

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 05:45 2

12. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1134; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


wanna see the pics samples from this moto x,

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 05:56 2

13. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Nokia is pushing the envelope. The others are trying to do sth similar. I hope Moto will come up with something fresh and really outstanding. HTC had a great idea but let it down by a horrible lack of details

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 13:40 1

26. sergiobr (Posts: 425; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Motorola X vs Sony Honami vs Samsung S4 ... hajime ! Android wins ! No WP at all !

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