Nexus 5 camera samples appear (compared with iPhone 5s)
The Nexus 5 features an 8-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and it uses the same OIS tech as in the LG G2. Needless to say, the camera has high ambitions, but can it live up to them?
Now, we have the first real camera samples from the Nexus 5 and you can explore them pixel by pixel. What do we learn from them? Well, first of all, they reveal that the handset comes with an aperture of f/2.5, not too wide for the Nexus 5’s ambitions to shoot good in low light (wider aperture equals to lower f/ number and results in improved low-light performance).
Judging by all visible clues and earlier leaks, it's safe to assume the Nexus 5 uses the Sony IMX179 CMOS sensor. This would mean that it features a quite average size of 1/3.2" (smaller than top cameraphones like the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Sony Xperia Z1) and individual pixels measure 1.4µm.
Second, we learn that the ISO can easily go from around 100 to nearly 800. Nothing surprising here. The level of detail seems okay at first sight and the images overall do not look bad at all, but definitely not breath-taking either. What do you think, do you like what you see below?
Update: We have added more camera samples to better illustrate how the Nexus 5 camera performs. Some of the images (those with borders) have obviously been post-processed.
Update #3: New sample images have surfaced comparing the Nexus 5 with the two-year-old Samsung Galaxy Nexus, a device featuring a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera. Take a look below.
source: GigaOm, Anirudh Devani, MobileSyrup, NikeAirJ