Official Nexus 5X, 6P camera samples surface

Google has finally tackled cameras in its Nexus phones seriously.

The company brings a 12.3-megapixel main, rear-facing camera with a large sensor and larger-than-average, 1.55µm pixels that Google claims obliterate the need for optical stabilization to a large degree. On top of that large sensor is a fast, f/2.0 lens that is also wider than the average for the industry and would be the second factor in contributing to good looking low-light images.

The new Nexus cameras are also faster and come with two distinct new features: slow motion video now embedded in the stock camera app (240fps on the Nexus 6P and 120fps on the Nexus 5X) and a new burst mode that will allow you to create a GIF-like animation (also, cough, Apple Live Photos, cough).

These are all the technicalities, though - what really matters is the real-world performance of these new cameras. To show us just that, Google has posted the first official camera samples from the two new Nexus phones, take a look at them right below.

source: Google



1. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Looks promising. Eagerly awaiting a camera Shootout.

6. apmechev

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Hope there's a blind camera test! The fairest of them all :)

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

First smartphone camera beats the imx240 !!!

17. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

22. vincelongman

Posts: 5817; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Woah 60 fps 4K! But it says the 5P can only do 30 fps 4K So limitation of the 810?

23. vincelongman

Posts: 5817; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Also the sensor can do 300 fps 720p (first to beat the iPhone's 240 fps) 120 fps 1080p Hopefully the 820 will allow us to see the chip's full potential

24. vincelongman

Posts: 5817; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Edit: the 5P is limited to 240 fps at 720p as well

4. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

*#pleaseletthembeunedited, #pleaseletthembeunedited, #pleaseletthembeunedited*

19. zyxxyz

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 10, 2015


5. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

pictures are really good. May be no need to buy Lumia 950 now. Android is miles ahead of windows anyway. I hope microsoft will not disappoint with pureview

10. rsiders

Posts: 2040; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Waiting for next Tuesday. It has to be awesome with very conservative pricing and a beastly camera. The Lumia 1520 and 930 are still awesome snappers today so no doubt Microsoft will not disappoint there.

15. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Wait till actual product is out. For all you know this is heavily photo shopped. Remember how One Plus 2 sample images turned out? And check reality.

20. Subie

Posts: 2452; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Possible stabilized on a tripod like a lot of the professional LG G4 promo pics were.

7. khaldoon

Posts: 62; Member since: May 17, 2013

You know what PA , you can go f**k yourselves and ban me whenever you want , I will make 10000 accounts and keep posting insults on this websites , "cough Apple live photos cough" ??????????? Zoe did this 3 years ago , then Nokia came and implemented it on the lumia 930 2 years ago , and when Apple did it only few days ago , now everyone is copying them ????? Have some decency just some I am not asking for a lot

11. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

U Mad Broseph?

13. khaldoon

Posts: 62; Member since: May 17, 2013

Actually yes I am , in fact I am very mad , I mean I am an android user but I still think Apple is a. Rey good company that most of the time brings very good innovations to the market that everyone follows later (such as the true tone flash and the finger print scanner) but I really hate it when these authors here in PA go and bash other manufactures for smmth Apple didn't invent in the first place , I mean do they really not know that the hoc one m7 had this feature in Zoe and the Nokia 930 had this feature built in the camera app from couple of years now ?

16. phonefanboy

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

That's Victor for you... Him and Alan are the biggest iFanboy. Should just go and work for the VERGE

21. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

No plz.... No Verge. Verge sometime goes crazy. I dont want anyone loosing his brain working for The Verge.

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Looking good. We all know the hardware is there. Now Google just has to do the firmware right for once. They should probably hire Canon or Nikon or Panasonic to do the firmware for the camera if Samsung won't do it for free.

18. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

With raw photos it doesn't matter

9. Jam17

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

Any chance that some of these improvements can come to the Google Camera app over the play store? At least better image processing? I'd like my Moto N6 to get a little camera boost

12. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I there RAW mode ????? The promotional photos are always good, let'wait for the review.

27. bondosho

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

I'm sure it supports RAW, just not with the stock camera app. Get Camera FV-5, or Manual Camera to get RAW modes. I use it on my S6, and it's impressive.

14. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

12 or 13 MP is the perfect balance it seems. A bigger pixel is definitely welcome. Could this mean the nexus finally have the camera department covered?

28. bondosho

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

Looks like it does. Will it push me away from my GS6? I don't know.

25. surethom

Posts: 1754; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Please phonearena when you get a unit please use 16:9 camera setting, unfortunately only 8 megapixel in 16:9

26. bondosho

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

Apple Live Photos *cough* HTC Zoe *cough*

29. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

F you, author. Even the Note 3 with KitKat OS have the burst mode for GIFs even a stock GIF record feature. Stupidity. Fanboyism. Bias. Journalists shoudn't do such. That is in the journalists' code.

30. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Disappointed ! Low light photos are not this good .

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