HTC One experiment brings skydiving model and student photographer for a photoshoot in the sky

HTC One experiment brings skydiving model and student photographer for a photoshoot in the sky
The HTC One series is all about reinventing HTC from the ground up - with less devices, but more focus on the design and features of existing ones and... a better camera, of course. HTC introduced its ImageSense technology in the One series, and it brings some noticeable improvements in both speed and low-light photography.

And to prove that HTC went up 12,000 feet in the sky! The company asked its fan and photography student Nick Jojola to take pictures of model and champion skydiver Roberta Mancino. With a crew of 9 skydivers making the shoot possible with lighting in the sky, make up in the sky and smoke machines, and just 0.8 seconds in each jump to take photos, this definitely took the One X camera to its limits. Some of the pictures were taken in free fall, at a speed of around 126mph.

Here’s what HTC wanted to emphasize: it’s gotten its smartphone cameras to the next level. First of all, the company has added the possibility to take still pictures while shooting video. It takes only 0.7 seconds to boot the camera and 0.2 seconds to lock the focus and take the picture. Also, the back-illuminated sensor and f/2.0 aperture all contribute to great low-light shooting performance.

You can see how it all happened in a morning in the Arizona sky, and some pictures and video from the shoot are all below. Have you bought the HTC One X or any of the new HTC One handsets? How do you like the camera? Let us know in the comments below.

source: HTC

Related phones

One X
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 1800 mAh
  • OS Android 4.2.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



4. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Old news again? weird

2. sam_1421

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

A few tens of thousands dollars budget, a big and well trained crew, big planification, wow. Then they do the shooting with a cell phone.

3. android_hitman unregistered

just like apple does but they don't edit it....

1. jubbing

Posts: 150; Member since: Aug 20, 2008

Why is this news? They've been showing these ads for a good month in Australia now!

5. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I was going to post along the same vein, but I think the "making of" videos are new. Still, the skydiving video has been out for weeks now.

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