1. blackberriquero's Avatar
    Look at the photos of Roly

    Sent from my Moto x, my weapon of choice!
    Attached Thumbnails Think the Moto X camera is bad?-1395521047766.jpg   Think the Moto X camera is bad?-1395521063845.jpg  
    Aquila, Ry, justin1578 and 3 others like this.
    03-22-2014 03:45 PM
  2. JRDroid's Avatar
    I too can take the occassional really good photo with my Moto X. That does not change the fact that 90% of the time the pictures I take look significantly worse than the pictures I used to take with my HTC One or the pictures my wife takes with her iPhone 5c.
    nj1266, John Doe40 and Anthony_NE like this.
    03-22-2014 04:04 PM
  3. freakyhair's Avatar
    I too can take the occassional really good photo with my Moto X. That does not change the fact that 90% of the time the pictures I take look significantly worse than the pictures I used to take with my HTC One or the pictures my wife takes with her iPhone 5c.
    This is my biggest worry. I just got this phone last week, and even coming from the S3, I'm really disappointed. I read that back late last year, Moto did a significant upgrade to their phone app. Do I have that? Or do I need to update something? Or was it really just worse before?
    03-22-2014 04:49 PM
  4. JRDroid's Avatar
    This is my biggest worry. I just got this phone last week, and even coming from the S3, I'm really disappointed. I read that back late last year, Moto did a significant upgrade to their phone app. Do I have that? Or do I need to update something? Or was it really just worse before?
    It was worse before. If you are on 4.4 or 4.4.2 (one of which you will have if you just got the phone), your phone already has the updated camera software.
    03-22-2014 04:57 PM
  5. blackberriquero's Avatar
    This is my biggest worry. I just got this phone last week, and even coming from the S3, I'm really disappointed. I read that back late last year, Moto did a significant upgrade to their phone app. Do I have that? Or do I need to update something? Or was it really just worse before?
    You need to have kitkat

    Sent from my Moto x, my weapon of choice!
    03-22-2014 05:06 PM
  6. Photo_Drew's Avatar
    Doesn't take as good of photos as the S3 but for me the other features and battery trump the camera and I'm a photography enthusiast.

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    03-22-2014 05:34 PM
  7. yscty's Avatar
    I've had the Moto X for almost 2 weeks now, takes significantly better photos than my old galaxy s2
    03-22-2014 05:36 PM
  8. JRDroid's Avatar
    Doesn't take as good of photos as the S3 but for me the other features and battery trump the camera and I'm a photography enthusiast.

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    Don't get me wrong, I love the Moto X and its successor will likely be my next phone. It is just misleading to potential buyers to imply that this camera is good. Can it take the occassional good shot? Yes, and we have a whole sticky thread dedicated to those already. But, on the whole, it is not a good camera.
    sharkita, John Doe40 and nj1266 like this.
    03-22-2014 05:58 PM
  9. delrey1900's Avatar
    I came from the OG Droid, D2G, and the Droid 4. So the X camera seems good to me.

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    03-22-2014 09:36 PM
  10. Clocks's Avatar
    Cute dog! And almost any camera can take decent outdoor shots. Indoors the x falls down
    03-24-2014 07:09 AM
  11. sting7k's Avatar
    Outside in the sun the Moto X is fine. It's every where else that's it is not even close to the quality of my iPhone 5.
    nj1266 likes this.
    03-24-2014 08:52 AM
  12. itic's Avatar
    Its challenged by inside low light conditions. So unless you want the flash to ruin the picture you have carefully evaluate the conditions. 4.4.2 helped but its still a bit of an issue
    03-24-2014 10:22 AM
  13. sharkita's Avatar
    No doubt the camera is the weak spot of this phone. Coming from the Atrix, which had an even worse camera than the V9 RAZR I had before it, the Moto X camera isn't bad, but I do avoid taking pictures indoors. The plusses outweigh the minuses for me on this phone, and a better camer would make it just perfect.
    jephanie likes this.
    03-24-2014 09:02 PM
  14. John Doe40's Avatar
    Yeap. Outdoors or in very good indoor lighting conditions it can take decent (but not "amazing") photos. When the level of lighting decreases - it starts to take awful photos (one of the worst I've seen on recent models of various smartphones). Which is extremely disappointing considering that the Moto X is pretty good at everything else. I really hope Motorola/Lenovo make it highest priority to improve the camera (larger sensor size, OIS) for next model.
    nj1266 likes this.
    03-24-2014 11:53 PM
  15. DJB628's Avatar
    Nice pics, still would be nice, if Motorola or Google allowed us to adjust the pixel size, who wants to send pictures by email 10 MP, would be nice also limits the number of pictures we can store on our device without and external storage device.
    03-25-2014 07:36 AM
  16. DJB628's Avatar
    Yeap. Outdoors or in very good indoor lighting conditions it can take decent (but not "amazing") photos. When the level of lighting decreases - it starts to take awful photos (one of the worst I've seen on recent models of various smartphones). Which is extremely disappointing considering that the Moto X is pretty good at everything else. I really hope Motorola/Lenovo make it highest priority to improve the camera (larger sensor size, OIS) for next model.
    Well the good thing is they did put the camera app on the Play store, so it will be easy to update as they go. hopefully if more people post there reviews they will read.
    03-25-2014 07:38 AM
  17. delrey1900's Avatar
    Nice pics, still would be nice, if Motorola or Google allowed us to adjust the pixel size, who wants to send pictures by email 10 MP, would be nice also limits the number of pictures we can store on our device without and external storage device.
    I remember that my Droid 2 allowed me to change the pixels from VGA, 2MP, and to whatever it's max was. It was rather nice at the time.
    03-25-2014 12:23 PM
  18. John Doe40's Avatar
    Yea, you can update the app itself but I believe the image quality is affected by hardware limitations of this particular sensor... Otherwise Motorola would've already significantly improved it in previous camera updates (which did improve the image quality but only slightly).
    03-25-2014 12:27 PM
  19. Ry's Avatar
    Still good enough for me.
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    03-25-2014 12:59 PM
  20. Paisley's Avatar
    My outdoor shots are great. My indoor ones are...bad. lol.
    03-25-2014 07:04 PM
  21. JRDroid's Avatar
    Nice pics, still would be nice, if Motorola or Google allowed us to adjust the pixel size, who wants to send pictures by email 10 MP, would be nice also limits the number of pictures we can store on our device without and external storage device.
    I want to email 10 MP pictures. If I want to send someone a lower resolution picture, I'll send them an MMS or email them the Google+ autobackup version (which scales it down to about 4 MP). If you're emailing the photo, why wouldn't you want the lowest resolution possible? Even at 1.5 Mbps, a 10 MP photo takes almost no time at all to download, and who realistically has a slower connection than that most of the time?
    03-26-2014 06:06 AM
  22. nj1266's Avatar
    I've had the Moto X for almost 2 weeks now, takes significantly better photos than my old galaxy s2
    That is not a ringing endorsement now is it


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    03-29-2014 09:24 PM
  23. lmf1030's Avatar
    Man all this B.S. about the camera on phones is such a waste of air. The Moto x camera is much better then all the reviews on youtube that trashed it.
    03-31-2014 08:24 AM

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