2017 Motorola Moto X and Moto Z cameras to have larger pixels to let more light in?

2017 Motorola Moto X and Moto Z cameras to have larger pixels to let more light in?
The Motorola Moto Z and Motorola Moto Z Force have been officially unveiled, and while it is way too early to start contemplating the 2017 models, already there is some talk about next year's Moto Z and Moto X handsets. The focus of this speculation, according to tipster @Ricciolo1, is the rear camera.

Similar to HTC's plan a few years ago to replace Megapixels with Ultrapixels to allow more light to enter the camera lens, Lenovo has a similar but different game plan. @Ricciolo1's tweet says that Lenovo will lower the number of Megapixels on next year's rear camera. At the same time, it will increase the size of each pixel. This will help the camera take better photographs under low light conditions. The camera on this year's Motorola Moto Z Force is 21MP.

The tweet adds that Lenovo will employ quality lenses, and will continue to use laser auto focus and OIS on the Moto X and Moto Z rear cameras for 2017. Since we are talking about phones that won't see the light of day until next year, there is no need to give this much thought. Just keep it in the back of your mind that Lenovo is working on improving the low-light capabilities of the rear-facing cameras for the 2017 Moto Z and Moto X.

source: @Ricciolo1 via AndroidWorld.it (translated)



1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

This is only a rumor. What if the software sucks like the old moto x 2014?

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7227; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It's Android so you can always use other camera apps to take pictures. Lord knows there is a lot of them on the play store.

5. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Every platform let's you use camera apps. That doesn't mean the default camera software is allowed to be s**t.

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

he only say that every mobilephones have personal opinion and personal choice.. and no matter how terrible the default software is, some of user are fine with that and never install 3rd party camera apps.. on the other hand, tons of Galaxy S users around me using camera360 or other s**ts just because they like the filter

12. xperian

Posts: 418; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Third party apps on android always take much worse pictures.

13. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

I beg the differ

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If the Moto X Pure Edition is any indication, you want to avoid Motorola like the plague.

16. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Good gracious. You troll. I thought it was you who said that the Moto x PE was the last great Moto phone and that you own one of them? My God!!!!!!

17. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Leave him alone, he's PA's Kanye West without the Kim :p

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Large individual pixels at 21MP? Then Motorola needs a huge 1/1.0" sensor to achieve that!

4. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Maybe back to 16 mp

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it will be on separate motomods module I guess, If they use huge sensor, it will leave less than half space for battery :-/

6. Subie

Posts: 2356; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Sorry, but the aperture of the lens is what allows more or less light into the camera - not the sensor. The pixel size and technology engineered into the sensor will only make it better or worse at capturing that light.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

both are necessary

11. Subie

Posts: 2356; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

The processor and software are also "necessary". I'm not sure what your point is in regards to my post. The type of film used or sensor type has no bearing on light entering the camera. All light is gathered by the lens and then focused onto the film or sensor. All the sensor does is record the light by converting it into an electrical signal.

14. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I was on about Motorola's ambition for large individual pixels at 21MP, which obviously mandates a huge sensor. The lense's arpeture is part of that achievement, but it isn't what I was on point with my comment above. I pointed towards the sensor, not the whole factors in play for an improved image quality. So I'm not sure what your point is, @subie

18. Subie

Posts: 2356; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Mt post #6 was in response to the headline of the article and has nothing to do with, nor was it a response to your post. If I had replied to your post it would've been indented in.

15. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

I still think Moto phones of yesteryears take sharper photos despite low resolution. My Atrix 2 takes clear pictures, while my X Play adds a thin layer of haze onto the scene and exposure is bad.

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