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OmniVision details the 10.5-megapixel camera used in the Moto X

One of the biggest deals about the Moto X is its camera. The 10.5-megapixel sensor on the smartphone is said to shoot some great images in low-light situations, and it uses a technology called ClearPi

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One of the biggest deals about the Moto X is its camera. The 10.5-megapixel sensor on the smartphone is said to shoot some great images in low-light situations, and it uses a technology called ClearPixel. Now, it has been revealed that the sensor had been made by OmniVision, a company that has made a name for itself on the basis of the camera sensors it has delivered for mobile phones. The Moto X uses the OV10820, which was officially announced yesterday along with the phone. Also Read - Top gaming smartphones for Battlegrounds Mobile India under Rs 20,000 in July 2021

According to OmniVision, the camera on the Moto X delivers a new RGB Clear color filter that will facilitate better photography in low-light situations. The sensor itself is pretty large at 1/2.6-inches, and it delivers large 1.4 micron pixels. Particularly, the pixel size is larger than say a phone like the Galaxy S4, which has a 13-megapixel camera with 1.1 micron pixels, but still the average pixel size is not has big as the UltraPixel camera on the HTC One. Also Read - Mi 12 Ultra to be a massive upgrade, can pack 200MP camera, Snapdragon 895 SoC

Interestingly, the sensor is accompanied by a companion chip – the OV660 – that converts RAW images taken by the RGBC color filter and converts them to a standard Bayer format. The companion chip supports up to 20-megapixel images, but obviously in the case of the Moto X, that higher resolution is not needed. The camera can also shoot video at 10.5-megapixels at 30 frames per second and can shoot 1080p video at 60 frames per second while maintaining full field of view with the binning functionality for RAW output. Also Read - Moto G60S, G50 5G and Edge 20 Lite coming soon: More Motorola midrange phones for 2021?

Currently, there is no word if this sensor is being used in any other upcoming smartphone.

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  • Published Date: August 2, 2013 11:35 AM IST
  • Updated Date: August 2, 2013 1:58 PM IST



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