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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rickcr, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. rickcr

    rickcr Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I can't find whether or not the Nexus 6 can shoot in slow motion? I actually use this feature quite often (because my golf swing sucks:) I just need quality about as good as my GS4.
    If the Nexus 6 can not do this, what would you recommend as the next best Android phone to purchase? Moto X ? (I'm on AT&T, so the Droid Turbo isn't an option.)
    Thanks for any help.

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  2. The nexus 6 has slomo.
  3. halon

    halon hakuna matata

  4. ODog2323

    ODog2323 Android Enthusiast

  5. halon

    halon hakuna matata

    Not sure if the guy is supposed to release any pics but he did post a couple he took with the NexSix Nexus 6 Camera Samples - Pg. 13 | Nexus 6 | XDA Forums

    Edit: The whole thread is worth looking thru. Some pics I haven't seen yet. One or two of the videos are probably fake.

    5 more pics


    Or go here if you don't have G+

    Nexus 6 Camera Samples - Pg. 13 | Nexus 6 | XDA Forums

    Here's another


    Here's 12 more pics


    A few more and 4k video


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    #5 halon, Nov 8, 2014
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  6. ODog2323

    ODog2323 Android Enthusiast

    The link to a Google+ post on the first page of the thread leads to nothing. I guess they were taken down. The shots later in the thread look ok, though I'll take em with a grain of salt for now. Most of them look soft, and the jack-o-lantern night shots are pretty rough. Granted I know they're formatted/compressed for the web and all that.
  7. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    The nexus 6 is still under embargo, so don't expect to see anything substantial until the 12th
  8. ODog2323

    ODog2323 Android Enthusiast

  9. rayfin

    rayfin Writer at Phandroid.com

    I can safely say that this is the best smartphone camera I've used to date
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  10. Old Member

    Old Member Android Expert

    Better than the Note 4 or iPhone 6?
  11. rayfin

    rayfin Writer at Phandroid.com

    I've never used the Note 4. I'll be doing some comparison shots with my review of the Nexus 6 against the iPhone 6. I believe both are good in different scenarios.
  12. jj14x

    jj14x Android Expert

    I got a chance to play around with a friend's N6 yesterday. The pictures are pretty nice. Natural colors etc. Only issue is with low light images - terrible. My N5 got slightly better pictures than the N6 in low-light (same lighting, same location). I do expect better software to enable better pictures on the N6 though, since it supposedly has better hardware/sensor. (Another friend's Note 4 got significantly better low light pictures in the same location/lighting)

    Edit: these 'tests' were done without flash
  13. techrider62

    techrider62 Android Enthusiast

    I can say as someone who had the n5 for a year and the n6 now the n6 is way better in low light
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  14. jj14x

    jj14x Android Expert

    When you say low light, how low are you talking about? Indoor lighting? or lower? (N6 did fairly good with indoor lighting - comparable, or maybe even slightly better than my N5). In my experience, the N6 did rather poorly when we were trying to take some pictures outdoors (dark - 7:30pm, with no flash/direct light). The Note4's camera was just leaps and bounds better, but even the N5 would at least show the faces. With the N6, it was hard to even make out the outline of the people. With the flash, it was about the same for all the cameras.

    I should have some pictures to share next week after I get my N6 :)

    My friend (with the N6) sent me a low light picture using the L camera app - WOW! Now that is amazing (even compared to the Note 4)
    #14 jj14x, Nov 26, 2014
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  15. alee0729

    alee0729 Member

    The camera seems pretty good overall, or at least the hardware is. The camera app, however, needs a lot of work. Takes forever to launch, and some of the more useful features like HDR are useless because they take so long to process. For a Nexus device, we've come a long way. For smartphones, still way behind the curve.
  16. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Checked out your preview posts over on G+. The camera looks amazing, especially the HDR shots. I'll be more than happy with it.
  17. halon

    halon hakuna matata

    Just noticed you are the same guy who posted the pics over on reddit. Once again....greetings, from Altoona! HA
  18. halon

    halon hakuna matata

    Low light, stock camera, no flash, no HDR.

  19. MKeditor

    MKeditor Well-Known Member

    Wanted to chime in. The Nexus 6 has major focus issues. Half of photos are unusable. I would switch to the Galaxy S6 if the battery were decent.
  20. Danielson2047

    Danielson2047 Android Enthusiast

    Mine focuses fine :) Even in low light.
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  21. marctronixx


    launch day goog stock never rooted. no issues with focus. never. i use this sensor in hdr mode most of the time when i dont have my uber expensive dslr with me, and have not had a bad image yet...
  22. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    Same here, except rooted. If you are seeing a constant focus problem it may be a hardware problem and you might consider a warranty exchange.
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  23. v8dreaming

    v8dreaming Well-Known Member

    Clean your lens?
  24. sferth

    sferth Lurker

    Any possible way of doing this on a Nexus 6? I have a Nexus 6 and like it everywhere but lack of slo-mo. Don't want to have to get a different phone just for this.
  25. marctronixx


    The stock camera does not have solo motion video out of the box.

    The hardware is there but not implemented it seems.

    You can hack into the camera (beyond the scope of this post) if you are handy with that sort of thing, or find a api for it on the Internet.

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The Nexus 6 release date was November 2014. Features and Specs include a 5.96" inch screen, 13MP camera, 3GB RAM, Snapdragon 805 processor, and 3220mAh battery.

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