Nexus 5X and 6P have a unique 12.3 MP camera and 1.55 micron pixels, here are some samples
posted by Daniel P. / Sep 29, 2015, 12:12 PM
This means that in low light situations, the pictures should be exposed better, with less noise, and more definition. In fact, Google's folks said that this imaging sensor was designed for camcorders, and is "unprecedented" in a mobile phone, though it might have been the marketing team speaking. We found a Sony IMX377 1/2.3" sensor that is 12.3 MP with 1.55 micron square pixels, meant for compact cams, which might be the one they were referring to, and are providing its specs in the slideshow below. The camera unit comes with f/2.0 aperture.
Thanks to the new sensor, the Nexus 5X and 6P will be able to deliver 4K video recording (of course), as well as slow-motion video capture, it's just that the 5X will do it at 120 frames per second, while the 6P can do 240 fps slow-mo, pretty cool. Along with HDR+ and the new photo album and Camera app shenannigans, the new phones should finally usher the Nexus line at the top of mobile photography.
Google Nexus 5X OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow View Full specs
- Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 12.3 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2700 mAh
Google Nexus 6P OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow View Full specs
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 3450 mAh
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Patiently waiting for camera samples.
posted on Sep 29, 2015, 12:21 PM 5
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Yes indeed. I'm not into this Stuart the one eyed minion look, but I suppose I will consider it if the camera can stand up against the Note 5.
posted on Sep 29, 2015, 12:29 PM 4
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I really wonder what that means "stand up" and really why this matters so much. It was shown that the Moto X Pure camera "stands up" to the latest galaxies, in terms of the cost. You don't buy a Nexus phone for the camera, though that sure would be helpful to have a good one. If you've already invested in a N5 (which literally just came out) why would you want to change other than just wanting to spend more money?
posted on Sep 29, 2015, 1:30 PM 2
You're asking about why people would care about which one has the best camera? Because they want to take the best pictures and videos possible. That's pretty straightforward. And now a days, it's the largest point of differentiation between flagships. And the Moto x pure is good, a definite improvement over their previous flagships... But it isn't as good as the Note 5. Especially not in low light. Look at Erica Griffin's camera comparison between the Moto X Pure, One Plus Two, and Note 5. It is not even close, in low light at least. But it's not an excuse, Nexus phones shouldn't be expected to have a subpar camera. Especially since they're no longer budget phones and are basically not far off the pricing of LG, Samsung, and Huawei at this point. And at that price they are expected to have cameras that are as good as the LG G4, iPhone 6s, and Note 5. Or at least close. Also, where did he say he had a Note 5? Even if he did, maybe he's like me. I have a business line and a personal line. He might be looking to upgrade one or the other.
posted on Sep 29, 2015, 2:08 PM 3
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thats not bad. 1.55micron is a good feat achieved by Nexus. 12.3mp is great bcoz 16mp or 21mp takes ridiculously big size photos and I always have to crop and resize to reduce the size of jpeg file before emailing. Almost everyone is out with their best they could do and its Microsoft's turn to wow us with its new tech in Lumia 950 and 950XL.
posted on Sep 29, 2015, 12:26 PM 2
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Hhhhhuuuuuuuhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why is google promoting the Nexus' (a developer edition phone's) camera like other OEMs?
posted on Sep 29, 2015, 12:29 PM 0
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Surprisingly iPhone 6S has a brighter picture in 23mins after sunset picture
posted on Sep 29, 2015, 12:53 PM 0
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It's a BSI 1/2.3 inch sensor capable of 60fps in 4k http://image-sensors-world.blogspot.com/2015/04/son
posted on Sep 29, 2015, 2:17 PM 1
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