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  1. frank the wise turtle's Avatar
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    The pictures aren't that bad. This is with HDR on Auto. Is world beating? Not really. Is it the worst camera ever? Not even close. It's infinitely better than the Nexus 4, and just a step below the Lumia 920.
    Those pictures are taken with HDR on? IMO they're not great if they're HDR photos. The highlights in the street photo are completely blown out and lack detail. The bottom photo is a little better but still retain that "washed out" look that people have been talking about. There's vibrance and saturation to other smartphone camera photos (iPhone 4S+, One, Galaxy S3+) that isn't there in the Moto X.

    I'm a cinematographer by trade and I'm obsessive about the pictures I can take with a smartphone camera. I've seen better, and the photos that I've seen taken with the Moto X leave a lot to be desired by smartphone standards. Decent phone, meh camera.
    08-31-2013 12:04 AM
  2. Dregur's Avatar
    Those pictures are taken with HDR on? IMO they're not great if they're HDR photos. The highlights in the street photo are completely blown out and lack detail. The bottom photo is a little better but still retain that "washed out" look that people have been talking about. There's vibrance and saturation to other smartphone camera photos (iPhone 4S+, One, Galaxy S3+) that isn't there in the Moto X.

    I'm a cinematographer by trade and I'm obsessive about the pictures I can take with a smartphone camera. I've seen better, and the photos that I've seen taken with the Moto X leave a lot to be desired by smartphone standards. Decent phone, meh camera.
    Auto. I'm not sure if HDR was actually being used. And yes, of course there are better cameras, wasn't saying anything else. But it's not horrible.
    08-31-2013 01:31 AM
  3. jephanie's Avatar
    Auto. I'm not sure if HDR was actually being used. And yes, of course there are better cameras, wasn't saying anything else. But it's not horrible.
    I believe the X will append "HDR" into the file name when it applies. I'll have to go double-check that.
    08-31-2013 08:26 AM
  4. kodeicap's Avatar
    Those pictures are taken with HDR on? IMO they're not great if they're HDR photos. The highlights in the street photo are completely blown out and lack detail. The bottom photo is a little better but still retain that "washed out" look that people have been talking about. There's vibrance and saturation to other smartphone camera photos (iPhone 4S+, One, Galaxy S3+) that isn't there in the Moto X.

    I'm a cinematographer by trade and I'm obsessive about the pictures I can take with a smartphone camera. I've seen better, and the photos that I've seen taken with the Moto X leave a lot to be desired by smartphone standards. Decent phone, meh camera.
    I'm in the same boat, but its a cell phone first really. Do you use your cell camera to make professional prints or view images on the big screen?. All that saturation is internally processed and me being a purist would rather have a flat image that is gradable as long as I can push and not break the codec. Then again, they are just photos from my cell phone and will rarely be more then web content at 72dpi. Yes, I love great pictures also, visit the gallery I worked on at the mgm grand hotel casino "Jeff Mitchum" and also at the Belagio. I am the Director/Cinematographer for MGM Grand and all events/ UFC/Top Rank/Billboard Music awards.. you name it. I love great quality right out the gates, but I guess to each his own. I seriously can not think of one device that has it all. There always seems to be a trade off with technology which in turn helps companies be competitive. I distinctly remember being pissed off about the arri alexa costing over 350k originally but have since overcome its shortcomings.
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    08-31-2013 03:44 PM
  5. chr1sny's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat, but its a cell phone first really. Do you use your cell camera to make professional prints or view images on the big screen?. All that saturation is internally processed and me being a purist would rather have a flat image that is gradable as long as I can push and not break the codec. Then again, they are just photos from my cell phone and will rarely be more then web content at 72dpi. Yes, I love great pictures also, visit the gallery I worked on at the mgm grand hotel casino "Jeff Mitchum" and also at the Belagio. I am the Director/Cinematographer for MGM Grand and all events/ UFC/Top Rank/Billboard Music awards.. you name it. I love great quality right out the gates, but I guess to each his own. I seriously can not think of one device that has it all. There always seems to be a trade off with technology which in turn helps companies be competitive. I distinctly remember being pissed off about the arri alexa costing over 350k originally but have since overcome its shortcomings.
    What does all that have to do with the fact that the X has a sub par camera compared to phones released almost half a year before it. No one's asking for the camera to be perfect but why can't it at least be as good as the s4's or one's?
    08-31-2013 11:10 PM
  6. jephanie's Avatar
    Here are a few:











    Ry, davidnc, chr1sny and 3 others like this.
    09-01-2013 08:18 AM
  7. trido#AC's Avatar
    I sure like this phone.
    Attached Thumbnails Post pictures taken with the Moto X (1st gen) here-img_20130901_074255510_hdr.jpg  
    09-01-2013 12:51 PM
  8. kodeicap's Avatar
    Different companies have different priorities simple as that.I'd love to hear that Motorola has heard the concerns over the past droids with subpar optics and sensors, but apparently they missed the boat for allot of people. Al one can do is vote with their wallet. I'm simply not that critical over a cell phone camera that's all. It's just my opinion and im not discrediting others concerns. Hopefully it can be addressed in firmware. Sofware can definitely optimize the saturation and in part "perceived detail" but im not so sure about the quality of glass being used.
    Tony Capil
    09-01-2013 05:12 PM
  9. kodeicap's Avatar
    Nice Photo. I'm more inclined to view interesting comps rather then concrete jungles.
    09-01-2013 05:15 PM
  10. chr1sny's Avatar
    Different companies have different priorities simple as that.I'd love to hear that Motorola has heard the concerns over the past droids with subpar optics and sensors, but apparently they missed the boat for allot of people. Al one can do is vote with their wallet. I'm simply not that critical over a cell phone camera that's all. It's just my opinion and im not discrediting others concerns. Hopefully it can be addressed in firmware. Sofware can definitely optimize the saturation and in part "perceived detail" but im not so sure about the quality of glass being used.
    Tony Capil
    I hear you man. I just wish Motorola would provide a state of the art quality camera experience to match all the other good things they've done with this phone. In regard to future updates, I'd love to see it happen but Motorola's track record doesn't suggest that any update will be forthcoming.
    09-01-2013 06:20 PM
  11. kodeicap's Avatar
    I hear you man. I just wish Motorola would provide a state of the art quality camera experience to match all the other good things they've done with this phone. In regard to future updates, I'd love to see it happen but Motorola's track record doesn't suggest that any update will be forthcoming.
    Hopefully Google will push them in the correct direction
    09-02-2013 01:37 AM
  12. CSI Guy's Avatar
    For anyone worried about washed out looking pics, just download a free app called Photo Editor on the front page of that Play Store search of Photo Editors. It is so simple to use and in less than 5 seconds, you can bring back all of the richness in those washed out photos. I got it and is is a great little app. Now you have a Moto X with rich looking pics.
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    09-02-2013 02:22 AM
  13. jephanie's Avatar
    For anyone worried about washed out looking pics, just download a free app called Photo Editor on the front page of that Play Store search of Photo Editors. It is so simple to use and in less than 5 seconds, you can bring back all of the richness in those washed out photos. I got it and is is a great little app. Now you have a Moto X with rich looking pics.
    There are several apps simply titled "Photo Editor." Can you post a link or developer name so I can try the right one? Or is it literally the first one that shows up on the search? TIA.
    09-02-2013 08:25 AM
  14. trandz's Avatar
    I use snapseed. Tons of options
    09-02-2013 10:23 AM
  15. thegrants82's Avatar
    I hear you guys. I have been buying and using Motorola phones for years now. Its just funny because everytime Motorola comes out the new phone the camera of course is terrible and people spend countless hours trying to figure out ways to fix the camera with apps and different kinds of stuff. I bought the Moto X and I actually think the camera is pretty good but with Motorola phones the cameras are what they are. As long as you don't expect too much from a Motorola phone camera you won't be let down.

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    09-02-2013 10:42 AM
  16. ultravisitor's Avatar
    09-02-2013 07:22 PM
  17. jephanie's Avatar
    People need to stop knocking the camera. I'm getting some pretty darn satisfactory shots with mine.









    09-02-2013 07:47 PM
  18. thegrants82's Avatar
    Your right those pics are nice, I am getting the same results. Very happy with the Moto X camera.
    09-02-2013 07:52 PM
  19. Groundhound's Avatar
    For those who have the Moto X, how well does the video camera perform in reducing cross frame motion blur compared to other phones? Also, what is the file size for one minute at 1080p for the X?
    09-03-2013 01:15 PM
  20. DamienThorn's Avatar
    Some pictures I've taken over the past few days.
    Attached Thumbnails Post pictures taken with the Moto X (1st gen) here-img_20130825_143833332.jpg   Post pictures taken with the Moto X (1st gen) here-img_20130825_145800556.jpg   Post pictures taken with the Moto X (1st gen) here-img_20130826_190020565.jpg   Post pictures taken with the Moto X (1st gen) here-img_20130831_143317681.jpg   Post pictures taken with the Moto X (1st gen) here-img_20130831_190609283_hdr.jpg  

    Post pictures taken with the Moto X (1st gen) here-img_20130901_133339726.jpg   Post pictures taken with the Moto X (1st gen) here-img_20130901_135329203.jpg  
    09-03-2013 07:26 PM
  21. Chaddinho's Avatar
    colors dont seem to "pop", but its not as bad as how people depict it to be. Would you say thats how the green apples looked to you or do they seem greener in person?
    09-04-2013 02:46 AM
  22. Chaddinho's Avatar
    these look great imo. was hdr on?
    09-04-2013 02:48 AM
  23. tonymhoffman's Avatar
    Some pictures I've taken over the past few days.
    Seems like the thing does pretty good in ideal lighting.

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    09-04-2013 04:30 AM
  24. russel5150's Avatar
    I keep wondering about the argument.. I'm getting some good pics. Not professional but good true life pictures. It seems others are as well.

    Can't we go back to slamming the operating system? Oh wait the X8 is turning out to be pretty awesome! Lol

    I'm happy w the camera, and I got a great video the other night if a car fire. Its about five seconds long but the video is good quality

    Using my Moto Droid Maxx
    09-04-2013 04:49 AM
  25. flyingpylon's Avatar
    I have seen some very nice photos from the Moto X (including Damien's above) but in many cases there is post-processing that has been done. So while it may be true that you can coax some great images out of the Moto X with a little effort, that's still different than getting great images straight out of the camera that you feel good about sharing/publishing spontaneously.
    jephanie likes this.
    09-04-2013 08:47 AM
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