Moto X will feature 10MP “Clear Pixel” camera

Jordan O'Brien
July 31, 2013

We’ve had Ultra Pixel and Super Pixel, but now welcome Clear Pixel, the rumoured camera for the new Moto X.

According to the former editor of Android and Me, Taylor Wimblerly, the Moto X will feature a 10MP Clear Pixel camera with a pixel size of 1.4 microns, which is slightly smaller than the HTC One’s 2 microns.

Manufacturers are increasingly taking note of the phone’s low-light performance, a criticism many have had since the dawn of camera phones.

A larger pixel size should in theory go some way towards improving the low-light performance, but there’s also rumours that the Clear Pixel processing should help it even further.

That same camera should also be capable of recording 1080; videos at 60 frames per second, which will make it the first smartphone to do so.

The Clear Pixel technology seems to be brought into the camcorder mode as well, using pixel binning, combing information from 4 pixels to reduce noise and produce a much clearer video.

If these rumours turn out to be true, then the Moto X’s camera may be something truly special, and with it also reportedly featuring three microphones to record 3D audio, it may turn out to be one of the best camera phones on the market.

Of course this could all turn out to be false, but we’ll find out tomorrow when Motorola finally officially announces the thing.

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