Check out this amazing 240fps slow-mo of a hummingbird shot with the Nexus 6P

Check out this amazing 240fps slow-mo of a hummingbird shot with the Nexus 6P
Google's new Nexus 5X and 6P come with a unique 12.3 MP camera, likely with a Sony IMX377 sensor meant for digital compact cameras and camcorders, to which the manufacturers added laser autofocus technology, like on some LG handsets. Google extolled the virtues of this new sensor, claiming that the selling point are its huge 1.55 micron pixels, collecting much more light than the previous Nexus gear.

Thanks to the new sensor, the Nexus 5X and 6P are able to deliver 4K video recording (of course), as well as slow-motion video capture, it's just that the 5X will do it at 120 frames per second, while the 6P can do 240 fps slow-mo. Along with HDR+ and the new photo album and Camera app shenannigans, the new phones might finally bring the Nexus line in sync with the best mobile cameras out there. 

Don't believe the specs or the DxOMark rankings? Well, check out this slow-mo video shot with 240fps on the Nexus 6P, straight from Google's Dave Burke G+ account. The hummingbird might have been chosen as a subject by no accident, as its wings flap more than 50 times per second to keep the little critter still in the air while gorging on nectar, so the slow-mo video shows the whole process in a way the human eye can't see.

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Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(23h talk time)

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41 Comments

1. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

"collecting up to much more light than the previous Nexus gear." Wow, collecting up to MUCH MORE ? And here was me thinking it would just be collecting at least a bit more.

4. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Ahhhhh you edited it, how am I supposed to be pedantic and sarcastic now :(

2. realhumanbeing

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

That is impressive as hell, seriously considering one of these

36. AlikMalix unregistered

I'm curious, why is this impressive, but when iPhone came out with it a year ago - "who cares"? I do a lot with video editing - iPhone is best for that: shoot, process, and edit - but nooo, must not give credit to Apple, we'll just wait til android has it. Same with fingerprint sensors, Retina display, App Store, multitouch, etc.

37. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

1) Who cares either way 2) Apple tends to be really snarky and/or patronizing in their keynotes when its implementing these features 3) Reviewers tend to exacerbate the issue.

38. AlikMalix unregistered

Riiight, Apple trying to advertize their products = bad, others advertize while bashing on Apple = good.. Got it!

40. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Who said it was bad? You asked why

41. AlikMalix unregistered

Did you miss all the hate during apple announcements? I like the specific ones "ANDROID had it for years" or "what apple can do, android can and more" comments. And now you got android finally adding 240 slo-mo and it's wonderful... Thus, if it's apple it's bad, if it's android it's wonderful.... sentiment.

43. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

When apple add it they show it as a revolution. When android add it its just one more features. The way something is presented also change the way see it. Apple always act all mighty and like they invented everything. This make ppl want to bash them.

42. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Sorry but we just tested doing a 240 fps movie with the 6S in store and the result are far from this on all side. Same with notification center , copy paste , customizing and other stuff thats Apple also did the same. they both do it. Apple and google. So stop been biased.

45. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I wouldn't be boasting or bragging about Retina display, especially since Apple has the lowest resolution displays for a flagship. It has been this way for many years. I me on even you would have to admit the iPhone 6s a low resolution display (1334x750). It's a joke when people like to compare its graphics speed to other QHD (256x1440) devices that have to push 3.7 times more pixels.

46. AlikMalix unregistered

You missed my point entirely. snodsell.

3. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

can you select the part of the video you actually want in slo-mo like the iPhone or Galaxy's or the whole video has to be in slo-mo?

21. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea you can edit it in photos.

22. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

You can select it, from what Google said in the presentation.

5. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

How many articles will be written about this fugly Chinese device. Wow a 240fps video, so impressive, never seen that anywhere before.

9. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Its not like iPhone got 8 articles for 4k video recording that first came in in Acer Liquid 2 (2 years ago). Dont be a hypocrite.

10. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

this chinese phone goes circles around your chinese phone.

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

IKR ! I hate it when PA makes me force read an article ! Only if there was a way I can skip an article which I am not interested in...hmmmmm

26. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Your sarcasm is duly noted and appreciated. Thank you for your service.

13. MSi_GS70 unregistered

What u want ? articles about iphone ? iphone ,iphone and again iphone? What is wrong when it is new device from google ? When samsung phones released they been talking about galaxy galaxy galaxy.. Not it is Huawei's turn ! So be quiet

15. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

I want articles that have some value, instead of posting every single photo and video that is plastered on the web.

18. imnotascammer

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Take it easy man, dont read the article you dont like is all you need to do. Not too hard aint it?

23. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Fugly Chinese device? The iPhone wasn't mentioned once in this article, so please read before commenting.

7. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Wow the hummingbirds head is fixed to one position while rest of the body moves.

12. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yep that's with almost all the birds. Mercedes even made a commercial about it:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69os9jzKF14

16. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

^^ Brilliant. Thanks dude!

24. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

some random tought: get chicken and mount action camera on its head => best affordable stabilization system ever...

28. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Lol...that's not actually a bad idea.

8. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

WoW, just wow. very nice

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