Motorola hints that the camera on the Motorola Moto X will have a fast shutter speed

Motorola hints that the camera on the Motorola Moto X will have a fast shutter speed
Last week we broke the story about a leaked Verizon road map which revealed an August 23rd launch date for the Motorola Moto X. With slightly more than 5 weeks left until that date, a Rogers video leaked on on Sunday, showing the phone in action. Another video leaked on Sunday showing a CPU test for the Moto X, running on the AT&T network.

The leaks continued on Sunday with a tweet sent out from Motorola, showing a series of blurry pictures. The subject of the four pictures on the tweet is a precocious little kid and the caption reads, "Either this kid is really fast or today's phones are really slow." As we've been pointing out, the latest battlefield on today's smartphones is the camera. We've just seen Nokia introduce the top smartphone camera with the Nokia Lumia 1020, and Motorola's cameras have hardly been, well, snappy.

But that looks like it will change. The video from Canadian carrier Rogers about the Motorola Moto X that we showed you earlier Sunday revealed how the camera application opens on the device by twisting your hand back and forth. And based on the tweet, it seems that the camera on the Motorola Moto X is going to offer an extremely speedy shutter speed, fast enough to slow down and capture clearly on film a boy with a ton of Pixy Stix coursing through his veins. The most recent leaks call for a 10MP camera on the phone.

source: Motorola via AndroidAuthority

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Moto X
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 2200 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop



17. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i dont get it.what fast?boy on pic or what?

16. lndn9

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

results of talking to smartphone: :)

15. andygallo

Posts: 39; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Sounds promising if they're talking about actually talking about shutter speed. Increasing shutter speed will require either a larger aperture or faster iso (or a combination of both) to maintain a proper exposure, which bodes well for the camera specs. This would also mean it should have pretty decent low light performance... ...or it could mean that it will have a really, really bright flash....

14. krysis

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

Looks like any indoor pic I try to take of my kids. If the X can deliver a camera that can take quality indoor shots and be as close to stock android that Verizon will ever see again, then I'm looking at my new phone.

13. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

this is a fail link post from motorola. if you send links you want to show the strength of the product not the weaknesses

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

is it a leak it a tease?

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

iPhone 5 has a great camera with 8 MP, so Moto X should be better or should be on par with its competitors.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This is all speculation and rumors. Nothing is concrete.

9. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Welcome to tech blogs, speculation and rumors is their bread and butter. Is this your first visit to one of these sites?

7. schultzie

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Stop the press. The least worthwhile expenditure of $500,000,000 dollars worth of advertising will make up for it's also-ran fourth- (or fifth if LG steps up on the Optimus G2) on the top-of-the-line phone selection this fall specs by having a camera that it's HINTED at to have a faster shutter speed? Whoa.

5. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Moto X camera will be on par with the GS4, HTC One, and iPhone 5. But the real game changers will be the EOS and Nikon branded lenses.

4. Kurai unregistered

the number of megapixels doesn't make a camera great, it just makes the camera sound high and mighty . . . .

2. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

"either this kid is really fast, or today's phones are really slow" the photos shown don't match with this statement. those blurs are not from the kid's movements. they could be from the shaky hands that hold the phone/camera, stupid focus, or from a photoshop-induced blur. either the motorolla twitter manager is stupid or they just don't know what they're doing.

3. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

if it were shaky hands the entire photo would be blurred. bout the only one that is is the top right one. I doubt anything will match the nokia camera if ever but that doesn't mean others can't improve their own stuff either.

6. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

They aren't pictures taken with the Moto X. They're probably showing pictures taken with a 'generic' camera. It's basically a hint saying the Moto X will be able to take pictures of motion with minimal blurring. Did you seriously think these pictures are from the Moto X..?

12. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

the background is steady, so it can't be camera shake, it's not focus either (anyone with a little of experience can tell bad focus from subject movement).

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Well, there is more to camera quality than just fast shutter speeds. Kind of like how there is more to pic quality than just high Mp density. Proof is in the pudding.

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