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Motorola hints that the camera on the Motorola Moto X will have a fast shutter speed

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Motorola hints that the camera on the Motorola Moto X will have a fast shutter speed
Last week we broke the story about a leaked Verizon road map which revealed an August 23rd launch date for the Motorola Moto X. With slightly more than 5 weeks left until that date, a Rogers video leaked on on Sunday, showing the phone in action. Another video leaked on Sunday showing a CPU test for the Moto X, running on the AT&T network.

Motorola's tweet hints at a fast shutter for the camera on the Motorola Moto X

Motorola's tweet hints at a fast shutter for the camera on the Motorola Moto X

The leaks continued on Sunday with a tweet sent out from Motorola, showing a series of blurry pictures. The subject of the four pictures on the tweet is a precocious little kid and the caption reads, "Either this kid is really fast or today's phones are really slow." As we've been pointing out, the latest battlefield on today's smartphones is the camera. We've just seen Nokia introduce the top smartphone camera with the Nokia Lumia 1020, and Motorola's cameras have hardly been, well, snappy.

But that looks like it will change. The video from Canadian carrier Rogers about the Motorola Moto X that we showed you earlier Sunday revealed how the camera application opens on the device by twisting your hand back and forth. And based on the tweet, it seems that the camera on the Motorola Moto X is going to offer an extremely speedy shutter speed, fast enough to slow down and capture clearly on film a boy with a ton of Pixy Stix coursing through his veins. The most recent leaks call for a 10MP camera on the phone.

source: Motorola via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 14 Jul 2013, 22:49 5

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5289; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Well, there is more to camera quality than just fast shutter speeds. Kind of like how there is more to pic quality than just high Mp density. Proof is in the pudding.

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 22:51 4

2. pwnarena (Posts: 721; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


"either this kid is really fast, or today's phones are really slow"

the photos shown don't match with this statement. those blurs are not from the kid's movements. they could be from the shaky hands that hold the phone/camera, stupid focus, or from a photoshop-induced blur.

either the motorolla twitter manager is stupid or they just don't know what they're doing.

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 22:55 8

3. sprockkets (Posts: 944; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


if it were shaky hands the entire photo would be blurred. bout the only one that is is the top right one.

I doubt anything will match the nokia camera if ever but that doesn't mean others can't improve their own stuff either.

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 23:45 3

6. TheLolGuy (Posts: 469; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


They aren't pictures taken with the Moto X. They're probably showing pictures taken with a 'generic' camera.

It's basically a hint saying the Moto X will be able to take pictures of motion with minimal blurring. Did you seriously think these pictures are from the Moto X..?

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 03:05 1

12. boosook (Posts: 778; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


the background is steady, so it can't be camera shake, it's not focus either (anyone with a little of experience can tell bad focus from subject movement).

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 23:17 2

4. Kurai (unregistered)


the number of megapixels doesn't make a camera great, it just makes the camera sound high and mighty . . . .

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 23:40

5. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 237; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Moto X camera will be on par with the GS4, HTC One, and iPhone 5.

But the real game changers will be the EOS and Nikon branded lenses.

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 23:56

7. schultzie (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)


Stop the press. The least worthwhile expenditure of $500,000,000 dollars worth of advertising will make up for it's also-ran fourth- (or fifth if LG steps up on the Optimus G2) on the top-of-the-line phone selection this fall specs by having a camera that it's HINTED at to have a faster shutter speed? Whoa.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 00:06 1

8. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


This is all speculation and rumors. Nothing is concrete.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 00:13 7

9. VZWuser76 (Posts: 986; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Welcome to tech blogs, speculation and rumors is their bread and butter. Is this your first visit to one of these sites?

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 01:01

10. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2103; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


iPhone 5 has a great camera with 8 MP, so Moto X should be better or should be on par with its competitors.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 01:23

11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5484; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


is it a leak or..is it a tease?

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 06:36

13. belovedson (Posts: 821; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


this is a fail link post from motorola.

if you send links you want to show the strength of the product not the weaknesses

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 08:52

14. krysis (Posts: 76; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)


Looks like any indoor pic I try to take of my kids. If the X can deliver a camera that can take quality indoor shots and be as close to stock android that Verizon will ever see again, then I'm looking at my new phone.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 16:04

15. andygallo (Posts: 39; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Sounds promising if they're talking about actually talking about shutter speed.

Increasing shutter speed will require either a larger aperture or faster iso (or a combination of both) to maintain a proper exposure, which bodes well for the camera specs. This would also mean it should have pretty decent low light performance...

...or it could mean that it will have a really, really bright flash....

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 18:38

16. lndn9 (Posts: 8; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


results of talking to smartphone: blackassistant.com :)

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 19:36

17. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 724; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


i dont get it.what fast?boy on pic or what?

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