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18th January

Sample images from the Nexus One Google Phone.

written by Mark Wheadon

Google Phone photos

I thought it would be useful to post examples of photos from the new Google Phone, the HTC Nexus One. That way you can get a feel for how good the camera is.

For what it’s worth, it’s better than I expected, and in fact it’s better than I hoped for — one of the best camera-phones out there. But don’t take my word for it — take a look at the images.

What’s here

What I’ve done is present two versions for each image. The first is the bottom line so far as I’m concerned — what the image looks like after it’s been polished in Photoshop. The second image is the full, untouched image as it came from the phone.

These photos were taken on a sunny winter’s day in Whitstable, Kent, about 10 minutes from my home. All bar two of them are taken outside, in good light. Inside in poor light, the camera is really only good for the “here’s my mate, pouring beer over his head” kind of images 🙂

The photos

Click on the thumbnails to see a larger version. Each pair of thumbnails is the polished result followed by the original JPEG straight from the phone.

Lens flare (above) is bad when shooting into the sun — I suggest you shade the lens with your hand if possible.


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  2. George

    Looking at the indoor shot of the sculpture it looks like you have the same problem with your phone as I do, the pink cast to centre of the picture. Hopefully it shouldn’t be too long before Google/HTC release the fix for it.

  3. djuro

    We all have pink camera problem with nexus one and Google is doing nothing!

  4. Mark Wheadon

    As can be seen from the above images, it’s only really noticeable in low light (very noticeable sometimes — the cakes in this image are all the same shade of beige in reality: ).

    As for fixing it — give them time, the Nexus One hasn’t been out for even two months yet, and maybe it won’t be sensibly fixable in software, if it’s a property of the sensor for example.

    Still, as faults go, I can live with this one — good images in good light is better than most camara-phones can manage at the moment.

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  6. 31/10/2010

    Mark, is this your daughter? (In anti-sunlight eyeglasses.)

  7. Mark Wheadon

    Hi — yes, that’s right. 🙂

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