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Oh, but the camera

by tjobrien21    Apr 5, 2013, 12:49 PM   edited Apr 5, 2013, 12:50 PM

I really want HTC to succeed, since I've always liked their products. However, I believe this will be HTCs latest fail due to the woefully under-pixeled camera. It's sad because it's an otherwise REALLY nice phone!|

I've seen side-by-side photos from an iPhone (I'm not a fanboy, but they do have a very nice camera) and the HTC.. The HTC does not prevail.

HTC got the camera right years ago on the original Droid Incredible. It had the things you need for good pictures: 8Mpix which was enough for details, but not so much the pics would be addled with noise. That was paired up with a large (relative to other phones) lens. Bigger lens for more light collection, good sensor for pic digitization. Bingo, we have nice photos.

Why they went the way they did with the "Ultrapixel" camera in the One, there's no telling. I agree megapixels aren't the name of the game - a 16M sensor in a phone would most likely be very noisy and less useful than an 8M. However it's very possible, using 4 year old technology, to do excellent pictures with 8M. And 8M yields way more detail than HTC's 4M "Ultrapixel".

Bummer, dude. Sad

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