Google: Future Nexus to Have 'Insanely Great Cameras'

Search engine giant Google has emphasized that future Nexus smartphones will feature "insanely great cameras."

On Google+, a discussion based on photography pertaining to the quality of DSLR cameras and image quality compared to carrying heavy pieces of equipment, saw Vic Gundotra, Google's senior vice president of engineering, stating that the firm is "committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras. Just wait and see."

Google was recently granted a multi-flash smartphone camera patent that would see a batch of shots merging together to create the best image possible.

The company is expected to announce the Nexus 5 smartphone, in which LG isn't apparently involved  as it was with its predecessor, at its I/O event (May 15 - 17). It's also purportedly preparing to debut the Motorola X smartphone at the event, which is said to be a "game changer".

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  • Cryio
    Better than Lumia's PureView? Ha!

    (I have yet to see HTC's One in action)
  • freggo
    You can call it what you want but nothing beats a large sensor and a big quality lens.
    Laws of optics...
  • Memnarchon
    Did they made a contract with Nokia for Android Smartphone with Pureview Camera???
    (I remember Nokia lately said that they consider to use Android on future products.)
  • elcentral
    you need some optics to get greate photo quality. but if you had 3 camera sensors close together and they all take the photo at the same time to combine in to 1 foto, i belive you can work off a lot of the sensor distortions for a clean picture.
  • d_kuhn
    I always thumbed my nose at phone camera's... but the reality is that you end up using them a lot more than your expensive slr - just because they're right there in your pocket, all the time. The image quality of a 1 cubic centimeter camera is never going to match even a consumer camera, but they sure are handy.
  • deksman
    freggoYou can call it what you want but nothing beats a large sensor and a big quality lens.Laws of optics...
    Ever heard of 'evidence is not proof and correlation is not proof of causation'?
    Point being, just because bigger sensors and bigger quality lenses produce better images, doesn't mean we cannot pack that in a much smaller form factor.
    That's what called efficiency.

    Today we have a huge issue that manufacturers are packing very high megapixel cameras into smartphones and pads... however, the quality of such cameras (in terms of sensors and lens) is extremely poor.
    Reason: they want to save on fictional costs (Even though we can produce extremely high quality photos/videos using very large resolutions in real time if we used superior synthetic materials which can be made in abundance).
  • LukeCWM
    Sounds like one of Job's marketing adjectives.
  • Arbie
    The "reason" has nothing to do with "fictional"(?) costs. It has everything to do with the idiotic megapixel race in which camera makers have indulged over the past ten years. And which the press has abetted by never ever questioning the results.

    Ever since small cameras moved beyond 2 or 3 megapixels, picture quality has degraded while file sizes have exploded. Now we have the worst of both worlds: huge files and images that are terrible unless taken under an arc light.

    It's so very sad that the best point & shoot cameras you can buy today are 6 years old, and only available used on ebay.

    What the Nexus needs is a sensible camera AND AN SD CARD SLOT.
  • sliem
    I'd prefer SD card slot too... and 4G support... and better battery life.
    Camera is good already.
  • robochump
    Will be interesting to see what the next Motorola will be especially since current Motorola Droids are very good. As for the Nexus 5 I doubt Google will work with Samsung since there is a good change Samsung will take ideas for their own.