Motorola Moto X to come with oversampling-like video technology, combining 4 pixels into 1 'perfect' pixel

Motorola Moto X to come with oversampling-like video technology, combining 4 pixels into 1 'perfect' pixel
We’ve heard about that before - the Moto X is coming with a 10-megapixel ‘ClearPixel’ rear camera. Judging by the new Droids Motorola announced recently - the Droid Maxx, Ultra and Mini - that means that the Moto X camera will be able to capture more light and perform better than your average smartphone shooter in low-light conditions.

The Moto X is said to come with 1.4-micron pixels. That number refers to the size of the pixel. It is larger than most of today’s smartphones like the 1.1-micron cameras on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and other flagships. A larger pixel collects more light and generally contributes to better low-light performance.

Most interestingly, though, rumors say the Moto X will use a camera technology similar to the oversampling done on Nokia PureView cameraphones. There, Nokia combines 7 pixels into one superpixel with most accurate color information. 

The Moto X will do something similar when recording video. It will combine 4 pixels in a ‘perfect’ pixel. The Moto X camera is said to record at up to 1080p at 60 frames per second. Motorola also takes sound quality seriously and includes three microphones for ‘3d audio recording’

Altogether, this should result in one of the greatest smartphone cameras and we couldn’t be more excited. Will the first Motorola handset made under Google deliver? Stay tuned as we’ll be covering the official announcement tomorrow at around 3pm ET | 12pm PT.

source: Taylor Wimberly

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Moto X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2200 mAh

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30 Comments

1. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Great phone, but I wish people would stop just judging cameras by the number of megapixels...

15. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

I mean, Megapixels=resolution, so though you are completely right about the fact that they aren't THAT important the difference between very few and 8-10 is pretty staggering. Just look at the HTC One, you can tell the difference. I think 8MP should be the minimum because unless you're going to oversample, you won't see much of a difference between 8 anything higher.

17. x_maly_x

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

808,1020 - 41Mpx, S4,N8-12Mpx I5,XperiaZ,925,928,920 - 8-8,7Mpx...and exacly The same sequence when it comes to image quality...so your teory is wrong...

18. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

1020 is a perfect example of higher MP does not mean better. From all the comparisons I have seen the 1020 camera is crap when it comes to picking up detail and the color accuracy is off.

27. x_maly_x

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

if 1020 is crap then evryone else is deep below crap...or you change eye doctor....

28. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

41MP Nokia 808 PureView Pro Hyperion - the original and only PureView Pro with hardware and software supersampling - the only exception in smart cameraphone category. Adaptive oversampling is purely marketing gobbledygook. There can be only one PureView Pro.

2. Dunknown

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Soon we will hear that Nokia sue Motorolla.

9. konnor

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

Pixel binning is old technology. It just wasn't in smartphones before.

22. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Its been in smartphones for years. It is better quality than what you see in a typical smartphone but its nothing to celebrate over.

3. wendygarett unregistered

Gimmick gimmick more :)

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5592; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Wait til there are samples and reviews, then decide if its a gimmick or whatever

7. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Wendy go suck a lemon. Exactly how many personalities do you have?

8. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Multiple Personality Disorder. Imagine if she is a female in real person, and is your wife. Today she says i love you, tomorrow she'll be attempting to castrate you.

19. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

If Samsung was using it wendygaretts response would of been the complete opposite.

5. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

More proof that what Nokia has been doing is attracting the attention of others, making them trying to improve their own products, unlike what the hardcore fandroids claiming they dont care about camera and call any features a gimmick.

10. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Couldnt agree to you more. When this device comes out, those fandroids will eventually change their POV in terms of specs and camera. Lol

14. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

true true +1 for you

23. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Eh no, there are "fandroids" who like specks and "fandroids" who like camera I think this bunch of hate posts would have any meaningful asset if she where not talking about a device that costs around 300 of contract (the price of the lumia 1020 on contract) Also there are fandroids who Will hate this device for not having bleeding edge hardware... Why? Because they can buy a phone with the latest specks on their OS... Can you?

29. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Ahm.. english, do you speak it?

30. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Im sorry English is not my main language, plus my keyboard was on the wrong language, anyways I thought that if people put some effort it should not be so hard to understand. but I guess you seem so agree with me

16. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

It takes over a year for a phone to be designed, made, and produced. This phone was already in the pipe lines before nokia released the 1020; and likely even before the 808.

24. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

yes, no!!!

21. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

All I see in this post is people jumping into the hatin wagon

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

This phone is going to be almost like a perfect phone, thanks to Google. Nobody needs so much power and cores to perform a function(s), also Google is optimizing its OS.

20. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

This phone will make people realize you don't need to spend $600 on a phone.

25. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

My laggy dual core nexus tells me I need more cores or better google programmers

12. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

wanna see the pics samples from this moto x,

13. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Nokia is pushing the envelope. The others are trying to do sth similar. I hope Moto will come up with something fresh and really outstanding. HTC had a great idea but let it down by a horrible lack of details

26. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Motorola X vs Sony Honami vs Samsung S4 ... hajime ! Android wins ! No WP at all !

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