HDR+ takes multiple exposures, and fuses them together into one perfectly exposed picture. PhotoSphere lets you take a 360 degree panoramic shot. And Auto Awesome combines still photographs into a short animated clip.
2013 might be considered by some the year that the smartphone camera grew up, led in no small part by Nokia's high-end Lumia models which were able to take good photographs in low-light conditions. Lytro-style post-production editing is something we will see more of next year.
In the meantime, if you have 45 seconds to spare, check out all three of these new camera-centric commercials for the Nexus 5 by clicking on each video below.
source: Nexus (1), (2), (3) via AndroidCentral