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  1. Patrick Schroedl's Avatar
    This is the place to discuss the Nexus 5's photo/video performance, as well as to share photos, videos, panoramas, and photospheres that youv'e taken. The camera has been an important talking point of this Nexus phone since the Nexus 4 was released, so it'll be very interesting to see how this plays out.

    The Nexus 5 has a 1.3MP front-facing camera and an 8MP rear-facing camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). It includes the following features:

    HDR+: The perfect picture, every time. With HDR+, capture vivid photos by day and sharper photos by night.

    Photosphere: Capture your biggest moments. With Photo Sphere, create an immersive 360 view no professional camera can match.

    Auto Backup: Every photo, backed up and better than ever. Auto Backup automatically saves and enhances every photo and video.

    Auto Awesome: Awesome new photos, made for you. Auto Awesome automatically creates animations, photo booth shots, and panoramas from your library.
    andr0idralphie likes this.
    10-31-2013 01:13 PM
  2. Patrick Schroedl's Avatar
    Our friends over at MobileSyrup have a nice hands-on with the Nexus 5, including a couple comparison shots between the Nexus 5 and iPhone 5S.

    Hands-on with the Nexus 5 | MobileSyrup.com
    10-31-2013 04:56 PM
  3. cdd543's Avatar
    10-31-2013 05:24 PM
  4. GearJ2o's Avatar
    ^^ Seemed like N5 take pictures that are a little brighter on the outside than inside. N5 makes the hotel looked nicer inside. So, 5s is better at capturing pictures outdoor? Okay, I'm not an expert at recognizing quality pictures, but I would like to see more picture comparisons like that.
    10-31-2013 05:25 PM
  5. lucas.scott's Avatar
    ^^ Seemed like N5 take pictures that are a little brighter on the outside than inside. N5 makes the hotel looked nicer inside. So, 5s is better at capturing pictures outdoor? Okay, I'm not an expert at recognizing quality pictures, but I would like to see more picture comparisons like that.
    Agreed. Its tough to look at comparisons. I feel like no phone has offered the total package just yet. I currently have a Lumia 928 and an iPhone 5s. The Lumia blows the 5s out of the water in low light (outdoors and indoors) but iPhone manages white balance better than any other device on the market. I was lucky enough to order my 32gb Nexus 5 today and look forward to writing up some comparisons on medium.com
    Biggnaa20 likes this.
    10-31-2013 07:57 PM
  6. qnet's Avatar
    I'm not trying to be a fanboy, but IMO the Nexus 5 pictures looked better than the 5S in those comparisons.
    Lasha Vachadze likes this.
    10-31-2013 09:00 PM
  7. ptonantryloc's Avatar
    One of the primary reasons I bought my Lumia 920 was for the camera. I'd love to see a decent photo comparison between the 920 and the Nexus 5. I'm "that close" to switching, but I'm not sure about the camera.
    dataquestAC likes this.
    10-31-2013 09:09 PM
  8. lucas.scott's Avatar
    One of the primary reasons I bought my Lumia 920 was for the camera. I'd love to see a decent photo comparison between the 920 and the Nexus 5. I'm "that close" to switching, but I'm not sure about the camera.
    I'll be sure to supply you with that as soon as mine gets in
    dataquestAC likes this.
    10-31-2013 09:24 PM
  9. lucas.scott's Avatar
    Here is a low-light shot that I found over at Phandroid. This one is actually pretty impressive if you ask me. Focus could be better , but thats on the person who snapped the photo really. Tone is quite good.

    10-31-2013 09:40 PM
  10. GearJ2o's Avatar
    Okay. I'm looking forward to that write-up. Im waiting on AT&T to announce their plans with N5 so I know I won't be getting my Nexus 5 anytime soon.
    11-01-2013 03:40 AM
  11. xstinkyx's Avatar
    Does the HDR+ mode save *just* the HDR'ed image or is there a setting to allow it to also save the original image (as iOS has)?

    In Kit Kat has anything been changed to allow one to view more than 1000 images in the instant upload album?
    11-01-2013 05:54 AM
  12. mattjopete's Avatar
    Wow that looks awesome
    11-01-2013 09:15 AM
  13. dammitcubs's Avatar
    That's just a good picture in general. but someone makes me feel like this photo was edited.
    11-01-2013 01:41 PM
  14. rekkid's Avatar
    That's just a good picture in general. but someone makes me feel like this photo was edited.
    there's some editing for sure. there's an overall warming color cast to it. Vignetting/burning over the top and on the hotspots of the lights. No SOC pic is going to have that gray/black cast over a hotspot like that. and if the phone is vignetting or darkening just the top that bad... somethings wrong
    11-01-2013 02:01 PM
  15. JRDroid's Avatar
    Okay. I'm looking forward to that write-up. Im waiting on AT&T to announce their plans with N5 so I know I won't be getting my Nexus 5 anytime soon.
    AT&T probably won't announce anything about the Nexus 5. It will work on their network just fine, but they probably aren't going to ever carry it in their stores.
    11-01-2013 02:03 PM
  16. heywire's Avatar
    Do we know if the Nexus 5 supports slow motion video?
    chantheman31 likes this.
    11-01-2013 03:01 PM
  17. Patrick Schroedl's Avatar
    Two nice night shots taken by the Nexus 5, courtesy of Alex.

    https://plus.google.com/115589706410...ts/izH9WQ5h2F4
    BRIVERS73, jev425, huntnyc and 2 others like this.
    11-01-2013 03:12 PM
  18. tmeader's Avatar
    Two nice night shots taken by the Nexus 5, courtesy of Alex.

    https://plus.google.com/115589706410...ts/izH9WQ5h2F4
    It's weird that the f/stop info keeps showing differently. I was under the impression this was a set number for phone cameras? Alex, your photos show 2.4, yet most of the other photos that have shown up keep showing 2.5. I think some of the photos that leaked right before on the 30th also were showing 2.4 as well. Can this camera actually change that, or are there two cameras out there?
    11-01-2013 04:25 PM
  19. jev425's Avatar
    11-01-2013 04:46 PM
  20. lucas.scott's Avatar
    Most of those look pretty bad. Poor focus issues. But im again hoping this is caused by the person and not the camera. It wouldnt be a stretch seeing how filthy the lens seems to be on the night time shots.
    11-01-2013 05:53 PM
  21. lucas.scott's Avatar
    Double post
    11-01-2013 05:55 PM
  22. Mo ZedEl's Avatar
    Can someone tell me if the video mode supports HDR?
    11-01-2013 05:58 PM
  23. Patrick Schroedl's Avatar
    Can someone tell me if the video mode supports HDR?
    That's highly unlikely; HDR for video is significantly more hardware-intensive for video than it is for single photos. To achieve such an effect on a standard (non-RAW) video file, you'd essentially be using an HDR technique similar to Snapseed's recently-announced HDR Scape on each frame of the video.
    Mo ZedEl likes this.
    11-01-2013 09:11 PM
  24. ptonantryloc's Avatar
    All the photos I've seen taken by the Nexus 5 are "squarish." I assume they've got an aspect ratio of 4:3. Is there a setting to change the camera to take pictures in a 16x9 aspect ratio?
    11-01-2013 09:39 PM
  25. cdd543's Avatar
    11-02-2013 10:03 AM
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