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

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.
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source: STJSGadgets



1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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.

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6042; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6042; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

7. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

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

9. Scott93274

Posts: 6042; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I could not agree with you more!!!

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

34. Scott93274

Posts: 6042; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

42. Scott93274

Posts: 6042; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

49. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

45. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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.

50. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

55. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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...

59. Scott93274

Posts: 6042; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

47. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

51. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

53. Scott93274

Posts: 6042; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

56. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

60. Scott93274

Posts: 6042; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

11. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Now is the "larger sensor battle" !

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.

23. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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.

27. MarquiX unregistered

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.

28. Scott93274

Posts: 6042; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

2. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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

14. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

19. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 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.

26. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

46. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 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.

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