1. all_bran's Avatar
    Google Nexus 6 review: The pure phablet : Reviews, News - India Today

    The Camera paragraph is about 2/3 or 3/4 of the way down, and they state that the camera has IS? Mind you, they're in India, could they be using a different version of tyres nexus 6 that has IS?

    Dumb question, is IS a software feature or a hardware feature? IE - can it be added to a phone's camera app later via an ota update? Or can someone develop a camera app that has IS where the stock one doesn't?

    Thanks! I have missed many many pictures of our kids because the phone doesn't have IS and it takes f'ing FOREVER to autofocus and snap a picture!

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    02-04-2015 09:13 AM
  2. VW Maverick's Avatar
    Everything I see says it does.

    CAMERA
    Primary 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, optical image stabilization, dual-LED (ring) flash
    Features Dual recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, photo sphere, panorama, HDR
    Video 2160p@30fps, optical stabilization
    Secondary 2 MP

    Mav.
    02-04-2015 09:35 AM
  3. all_bran's Avatar
    So it is just turned on always? Why does it take such horrible pictures of moving objects?? Or is it that the camera hardware is capable of using IS, but the camera app doesn't have it yet? Usually if IS is available, there is an option to turn it on/off. I don't see that in the factory camera app.

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    02-04-2015 03:25 PM
  4. cozzy123's Avatar
    If you are using hdri for fast moving images, don't. You can also get other cameras on Google play that have faster shutter speeds.

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    02-04-2015 07:13 PM
  5. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    Google Nexus 6 review: The pure phablet : Reviews, News - India Today

    The Camera paragraph is about 2/3 or 3/4 of the way down, and they state that the camera has IS? Mind you, they're in India, could they be using a different version of tyres nexus 6 that has IS?

    Dumb question, is IS a software feature or a hardware feature? IE - can it be added to a phone's camera app later via an ota update? Or can someone develop a camera app that has IS where the stock one doesn't?

    Thanks! I have missed many many pictures of our kids because the phone doesn't have IS and it takes f'ing FOREVER to autofocus and snap a picture!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    It's a hardware feature. Best bet when uncertain from reading reviews is to go to the manufacturer.

    Rear Camera
    13 MP IMX 214 Image Sensor
    f / 2.0 aperture
    Optical Image Stabilization
    Ring flash with dual LEDs
    4K UHD video capture
    2160p (4K) UHD, 1080p HD and 720p HD video capture modes (30fps)
    4X digital zoom
    HDR+
    Panorama, PhotoSphere and Lens Blur
    (Source)​

    So it is just turned on always? Why does it take such horrible pictures of moving objects?? Or is it that the camera hardware is capable of using IS, but the camera app doesn't have it yet? Usually if IS is available, there is an option to turn it on/off. I don't see that in the factory camera app.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    If you have HDR+ on, it will do poorly in capturing moving objects as it is taking a burst of multiple exposures and focal points and then processing them to come up with a 'best' result. If an element of the shot is in motion, it creates issues.
    02-05-2015 09:44 AM
  6. Morq's Avatar
    Id say HDR+ is good for stuff that does not move and amazing for night photos. Moving stuff - either turn HDR+ off or use different camera app.
    02-05-2015 10:05 AM
  7. GTvert90's Avatar
    Image stabilization isn't for moving objects. It's to steady a shaky hand.
    LeoRex likes this.
    02-05-2015 10:18 AM
  8. all_bran's Avatar
    Any suggestions on better/faster camera apps? My kids literally don't sit still long enough for it to go through it's motions to take a picture.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-05-2015 02:41 PM
  9. dhendriksen's Avatar
    In the past I've used Camera zoom fx. I just got this phone yesterday and haven't played with the camera much.
    02-05-2015 03:30 PM
  10. cozzy123's Avatar
    People say manual camera shoots fast

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-05-2015 07:44 PM
  11. Scaner128's Avatar
    Manual camera the best.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-07-2015 06:00 PM

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