Nexus 5 camera samples appear (compared with iPhone 5s)

Now, we have the first real camera samples from the Nexus 5 and you can explore them pixel by pixel…
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79 Comments

9. kozza3

Posts: 777; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

omg omg omg omg

12. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

that's pretty much what everyone is thinking, but no one wants to say. Lets hope these are just poorly taken pics

15. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

so you represent everyone do you? Troll

17. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

- "level of detail seems okay" - "images overall do not look bad at all, but definitely not breath-taking" - "Looks just fine to me" - "Pretty fine to me" - "I have my sony qx-10 so whatever" - "Uploadable" - "this will be more than good enough" - "The photos are good enough for me, not as good as a lot of the other phones out there but defiantly not bad" I may be a troll, but you sound like an idiot. go away.. As I was saying, lets hope the picture quality is actually much better than this. If its using a similar camera to the G2 then its possible these are just poorly selected photos. Damn, I'm such a troll!

31. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

EN, would you consider this device or is Android a deal breaker? And your right, I think if this were any other high end smart phone, most of us would be underwhelmed. But with the Nexus line's history of horrible cameras, this one on the N5 is more than what many of us expected.

33. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I know I'm getting mine as soon as December

77. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

I agree with you, these fandroids are getting anoying biased, almost like isheeps

79. Dinged

Posts: 37; Member since: Jan 12, 2012

Underwhelming...agree. Phonearena posted the results from their blind photo comparison poll and the people ranked from best to worse: Nokia 1020, Galaxy S4, iphone 5s, than LG G2. If the nexus 5 was put in the same poll...they most likely would come in after the G2 since they used cheaper hardware in it's design. With that in mind, I'm not upgrading to a new phone until something comes out that beats the S4 in a blind poll. Otherwise, I'd be wasting money on old camera technology. OIS means nothing in real world terms if the overall image is still not up to par against peers.

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

I think most customers aren't professional photographers......so this will be more than good enough imo

11. siluro

Posts: 46; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I love my Nexus 4, but of course the one thing that held it back for me was the camera. I'd love to jump on board with the Nexus 5, but waiting on the PA phone comparison for the camera shots, you guys always do a great job showing many scenarios and comparing it to the latest and greatest. If it holds up to the quality of a Samsung Galaxy S3 and would be a nice bonus to compare with the S4, I will probably buy it! PA get those comparison shots fired up!

13. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

The photos are good enough for me, not as good as a lot of the other phones out there but defiantly not bad.

16. splus

Posts: 146; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Come on guys, be honest and say it - the photos are NOT OK, they're mediocre at best. Maybe OK for a 2 year old phone but definitely not for a new one. If you're even a bit into taking half decent photos then do yourself a favour and rather buy another phone. A Gnex owner here who practically stopped taking photos when I bought my Gnex, so I'm saying this from personal experience...

19. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

the scenes are mediocre. any photo of a messy bed will look bad.

22. techfirst101

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Those pictures were taken in seriously nasty lighting conditions, from the overcast outside to the dark indoors with overcast natural light. I think any smartphone cam would struggle under those conditions. Having said that its pretty much impossible to say pics are good/bad without a base comparison. Looking forward to a full camera comparison PA!

18. Beijendorf unregistered

Level of detail isn't too impressive and the noise level is through the roof on the lower-light image. That OIS have better be worth the trade-off from the LG G2 camera.

20. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

My LG G2 13MP looks better :)

21. posthardcore29

Posts: 20; Member since: May 05, 2013

nokia n82 will be great.

23. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

No joke, I always use N82 to compare pictures with current smarphones camera! That thing from 5 years ago still beating many of these phones that are on the market now

28. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

good enough for me

30. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

Don't make excuses people; this is an average camera for 2013—especially this late. The excuse that it's "good enough" well it's that kinda thinking that holds tech back.

41. blingblingthing

Posts: 878; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Average? Let's wait for the blind can comparison to compare. It's like some of you guys view night shots as the optimum conditions for picture taking.

68. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Of course. Because everybody believes they're photographers when they whip their phones out. They want perfect pictures against the sun, perfect pictures in complete and utter darkness in concerts, perfect pictures in Starbucks' lighting, and perfect selfies in the car at night. You're gonna end up editing that "masterpiece" in Instagram or some other image-editing app anyway. Just use what you like and what works for you now, fangirls. We won't have decent pictures unless phones get bulkier NOW (and it seems that some of you wear tight leather pants) or we wait a few more years.

32. Quito92

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

I dont see why people are complaining about the camera or battery or whatever it is...now a days there are so many different selections of phone..why not choose one that fits your needs. if you like the camera then why not get a phone that has a good camera. I agree with above comments..its good enough of a camera..other option is to buy a camera itself..i mean after all, that is what theyre for. People are just too jaded...nothing is ever good enough.

35. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Looks very good so far for its 8mp job well done Google;)

37. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Update #2 comparison: iphone 5s is blown away,but still there are more flagships to compare with...wow.

44. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Everyone above calling its camera bad must be hiding now

38. SSyar

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

so where is that image.,., when Nexus 5 device was first found in the wild on event Google KitKat 4.4..,., taking a picture

45. Cellphonator12

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

$350 unlocked, no contract, top specs and some complain for the not so bloody awesome camera? Are you out of your tiny mind? Go buy your double the price Samsung (or what ever else you like) for that slightly, arguable better camera which will allow you to take better pictures that in 99% of the cases nobody would notice. Are you a photographer? Buy a Nikon or similar and stop trolling.

46. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I'm not keen on the PA photo comparisons as they don't show the pics on screen at the same time. You have to flick backwards and forwards to compare which isn't ideal

48. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

If your on a computer you can open up 2 pages and compare them directly. I'm sure there's a browser that can do it on android/ios but it wouldn't look right since the small screen.
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