Originally Posted by brickberry
Hi. Agree with MP as only one part of the equation. So let's say it doesn't matter.
Went to VZW today, picked up both the Rezound and the Nexus for some "as is" photos without any setting modifications. Was after dark in a nice softly lit store.
First picture is Rezound (8MP), second is GNex (5MP). If MP doesn't matter, something else certainly does.
Wasn't daylight, could argue would work differently at other times, but I am moving into photography with a new DSLR, so I was careful with the phones as I used them. Interested to see anyone else's comparison photos. I'd have taken the picture from the same spot, but they're all attached to the dang wall!
I suppose you could say the Rez is the better low light camera, no flash BTW, and maybe different outside?
The problem here was exposure. Not sure why, but your Nexus shot was wildly overexposed. It wouldn't necessarily consider that a bad thing as over exposing without motion blur in a dim environment is actually tough to do unless you have a VERY good light gathering sensor.z
The Nexus shot probably lacks detail more because it picked some really highISO to get the over exposure more than due to it's 5mp of pixels.
I just did a test with the wife between her 8mp Charge and my 5mp Nexus. The nexus shots were much better.