Motorola Moto X camera samples leak, confirms 10.5MP at 16:9

Motorola Moto X camera samples leak, confirms 10.5MP at 16:9
There have been a couple of different camera sample leaks from the upcoming Motorola Moto X recently. The device was rumored to have a 10MP camera, and that at least has been confirmed. Unfortunately, the early leaked images from the device are not all that impressive, even if the device itself looks pretty nice from the leak we saw earlier.

The image samples come from the XT1058, which is the AT&T variant of the Moto X. The indoor image is good enough, not that sharp, but not terrible. The issue is the outdoor shot, which looks to have been taken at sunset. There should have been plenty of light to get a clear picture, but the shot is definitely blurry, which is sad to see. This could be due to the fact that the camera has a 2.4 aperture, and simply can't pull in enough light in the situation.

The outdoor shot does confirm that the camera on the device is at least a 10.5MP shooter. The original size of the image according to the Exif data is 4320x2432, which translates to 10.5MP with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Although, that alone is pretty interesting, because very few smartphone cameras shoot in a 16:9 aspect ratio. For example, the iPhone 5 shoots a 3:2 aspect ratio, and the Samsung Galaxy S4 shoots a 4:3 aspect ratio. So, widescreen fans should enjoy that much of the Moto X. 

source: TechKiddy

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1. wendygarett unregistered

Android = Asian sorry moto... No space for you anymore :(

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Wendy, please do us all a favor and at least try to contribute topics/point for discussion and not troll for once.

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Android = Asian" Could you explain that?

10. wendygarett unregistered

Name one of the western oem eclipse in android world... Samsung? LG? Huawei? ZTE? Sony? HTC? Micromax? Let face it, moto is weak, Apple is weak, blackberry is weak, Nokia is weak, Dell and HP are weak too... Asian ftw!!!

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Name one of the western oem eclipse in android world..." Here is some not Asian companies: Archos Motorola Alcatel Dell Garmin GeeksPhone And so on...

16. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

While Wendy has been banned for trolling, I do have to say that (s)he has a point, although a terribly stated one. The most powerful companies in the Android ecosystem are Asian. You could certainly argue that Android wouldn't be where it is today without the support of Samsung, HTC, Huawei, ZTE, LG, and Sony. Your list of non-Asian companies reads like a bargain bid manufacturers list (with the exception of Moto), so you're not helping your case much. Of course, Wendy went overboard in saying that Apple and Nokia are "weak", those two are essentially the best the non-Asian world has to offer, and neither makes Android devices.

19. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Well, android is still Google's baby. Unless Google somehow becomes asian, I would disagree with wendy(or wendan if it's male).

36. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Wendell Garett

23. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Is this a case of lack of manufacturing resources? One of the reasons Samsung has sailed to the top is because they're completely vertically integrated. At least on the international releases, they supply the display, the CPU, the GPU, leaving them only to screw it all together. No other company has that level of self-determination. LG is close, since they make their own IPS screens, but they still rely on Qualcomm chips. Motorola has been at a disadvantage in the spec race, particularly since they chose SAMOLED over LCD, because they can only use the best components the competition (Samsung) is willing to part with.

31. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Yes, I agree with that. I just think that wendygarett should express his minds more clearly because such expression like a "Android = Asian" can be very different understood.

32. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

PhoneArenaUser missed the most important non-Asian company of them all: Qualcomm. Semiconductor companies rarely get the publicity that the Samsungs, HTCs, and LGs get, but Qualcomm, and to a lesser extent Nvidia, TI, and Intel have been extremely integral to Android's ascendance.

35. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I am proud that Qualcomm is US-based. Does anyone know where they do their manufacturing?

22. predator93

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Alcatel phones are made by TCL (Chinese Corporation). TCL bought the rights to use the Alcatel name. Apart from Motorola unless Nokia starts making android devices very few western companies can compete with the asian companies.

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

"Android = Asian"?? This is the worst comment I have ever seen in PA. Android is from Google, since when did Google become an Asian company? I think you need to see a doctor, Wendy.

17. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Please see comment #16

11. SleepingOz unregistered

Android is Google's property, so is Moto. I don't think Google will let them down and Moto has made some pretty good phones lately. I wish more oems would do like Moto and adopt composite materials for their products.

38. taikucing unregistered

STFU wendy. Don't be racist. I'm Asian too and I love Motorola. And Google is American. Entry level Samsung, LG, HTC phones are overpriced compared with entry level Motorola phones. Some random Chinese phones are crap except lenovo & oppo.

39. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

bye bye()_()

3. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

The first photo looks to be from 1970 and the girl looks so anonymous!!! We want more Motorola.

5. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Well, it's too early to judge the camera... the indoor sample is not bad, the kids picture is not so good, but the point is that we don't even know the camera's additional features: does it have at least an optical stabilizer? After the Nokias and the HTC One, every phone that claims to have a "killer camera" should have one, otherwise it's just a phone like the others. Does it have HDR? (probably yes). What else? Xenon flash? (probably not, too bulky) Dual led flash with different colors? (probably not, it's patented by Apple) Dual led flash, at least? (hope so) So, until we don't know the exact specifications of the camera and see more samples, we can't say anything about its quality.

6. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Ur advertisement is zero in asia

7. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

It will intrigue me, bring it on moto!!! Maybe moto have something to show in the table, and Goodluck. ;-)

9. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

Not sure if those two people at the back of first photo are real or ghosts.

12. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

those sample picture looks like taken from a 5 year old phone..a 5MP phone? sorry MOTO..i expect more on this MOTO X

14. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

"because very few smartphone cameras shoot in a 16:9 aspect ratio" Last time I checked every new Lumia has the option to shoot in 16:9 and the N8 and 808 both do as well. I also know that my Razr Maxx has the option too. So what the heck are you talking about?

18. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Compared to all of the Android and Apple devices in the world, the Lumia line amounts to "very few". You've simply found the exception that proves the rule.

29. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

What? When i first read the article i thought you were referring with that sentence that few smartphone cameras are predefined, or made to shoot at 16:9 format, HTC gives you choice between 4:3 and 16:9 on the One with 16:9 being the predefined and using the full 4 megapixels. Often changing the format results in losing megapixels. My previous One X shooted at 8 megapixels on 4:3 and 6 megapixels on 16:9.

20. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

f/2.4 aperture won't pull enough light in a bright situation? WHAT?! PA should really refrain from talking about photography.

21. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

moto x did not get me as excite as when the nexus 4 was release.....

24. jordan30589

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

My Galaxy S3 can shoot 16:9, my Galaxy S4 can shoot 16:9 at 10MP or 4:3 at 13MP. Common PA please get informed before making these type of statements, almost every smartphone today can change their aspect ratio when taking pictures, even though most of the time sacrificing MP.

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