New Motorola Droids come with RGBC Clear Pixel camera: here is what this means

New Motorola Droids come with RGBC Clear Pixel camera: here is what this means
All three new Droids, the Motorola Droid Mini, Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx come with a 10-megapixel RGBC camera, or what we’ve earlier seen called ‘Clear Pixel’ camera. That’s great news and the reason for this is that enables much better images in low light.

For the technically inclined, a detailed explanations would be that camera sensors need a filter on top of the pixel array to register actual color. The standard is using the Bayer RGBG filter, where each 4x4 pixel area on the sensor is covered with red, green and blue light filters allowing only red, green or blue light. This means that a pixel with red filter on top of it only gets red light and the rest of the light information is simply lost.

Now, the new Motorola Droids use an RGBC filter on top of the sensor. The C stands for clear, and it means that one of four pixels gets the full unfiltered amount of light. That is 50% more light! This extra light is of a huge benefit in low-lit conditions, but even when you shoot in the day time, your camera will be faster thanks to the extra light.


That is one more reason making the new Droids so exciting - their camera tech. Here is an official rundown of the new Motorola cameras from Verizon:



For a more detailed explanation do not hesitate to take a look at our in-depth article explaining filter arrays and the way ‘clear pixel’ cameras work.

source: Verizon

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