Shooting with the Nexus 5
The Nexus 5 is packing a few new features that aim to improve the camera quality. First, there's a slightly different-looking viewfinder UI that has two menus instead of one. You swipe up on the screen to get to all the different settings.
Second, Google added HDR+, an image-capturing technology that takes multiple shots at once using different exposure settings and combines them into the best possible photo. That's a welcome addition since the camera tends to struggle in auto mode. Most of the time, things got better when we used HDR+.
Lastly, there's a small, precise gyroscope in the camera lens for optical image stabilization. That's supposed to cut down on blurry photos that result from moving your hand too much while shooting.
November 1, 2013 2:03 PM PDT
Photo by: Josh MIller/CNET
| Caption by: Sarah Mitroff
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