Nexus 6p, Marcus says {review by images}

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You know what? I just had it with these reviews on phone cameras that contains plain-examples of images and fill-in-the-template review. Don’t we all have enough already? If i want to see the quality of images, for goodness sake, take some photos that MAKES SENSE and stop talking about low light application on a puny sensor.

With that out of the way, here, i decided to present my own review on Nexus 6p, the current latest and greatest another android gadget from Google. I am not even going to talk about the front “selfie” camera cause i am only going to use the back camera which EVERYONE knows is al ways the better camera.

All these images presented here are taken hand held at various lighting condition and yes, some fashion portraits using available light, sceneries without hdr and macros (i don’t use the HDR mode, because it just distract you away from the main camera performance and into gimmicky processing).

So feel free to click on the images here and view them 100% cause i am not presenting any 100% crop here on some silly zoom in details, just see what you want and make your decision. Images here are unedited.

Jump to the end for my summary.

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look at those rubbish…and notice the flare

Summary:

The 12+ mp camera is a killer…for mobile phone camera. The software driving it however, the google camera, sucks. It tries too hard to match Iphone’s ease of use but it fails. Examples are:

  • the lack of slider to do exposure compensation and you end up focusing all over the place just to get the right exposure.
  • shooting speed is slower than Iphone 5s (my device is the 128gb Nexus 6p)
  • burst mode is very interesting but has a mind of its own in deciding between collages or animation
  • focusing on close objects often fails when more contrasty background exist, they should have used laser or infra-red focusing or whatever. This is not evident when viewing on the phone, but you can see the blur shot focusing behind when you open in your notebook.
  • can’t follow target / focus lock like the Sony Z5
  • interesting flare when shooting againt the light
  • weak dynamic range, highlight blows out easily (same for all mobile phones except nokia 808, Panasonic CM1, basically much larger sensors phone cameras)

What happened to low light performance? So far nothing beats the Asus Zenphone 2 ‘low light mode’ but if you had to ask, its the same shit and what is expected from a puny sensor. If this is important, go get a proper large sensor camera, else, deal with it.

What happened to listing out the specs? There are like 4127318744 other sites that can give you the specs, now go away 😉

Do take note that i bought the device myself and hence i am under no obligation to say anything nice nor do i have any interest at all to demean my own purchases.

Comments

  1. Great snaps! I just upgraded to the Nexus 5X (identical camera to the 6P) after using a 12MP Nokia N8 for the last 4+ years. I must say, I’m very disappointing with the results. Even though the N8 has larger sensor pixels (1.75 µm vs. 1.55 μm), I assumed the newer sensor technology in the 5X/6P would have compensated for this difference. Sadly this is not the case.

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    • nokias cameras are way ahead of their time, remember the 808, if only that was in the Android/ios.
      I feel you bro, but having own and tried all kinds of gears, there is a lot of things you can do with the 5x/6p that you cant do easily
      with the n8, the pixels quality when zoomed in are pretty good actually.
      In another 2 years, i think there is there the real differences and advancement in mobile can be felt.
      We are now at 1/2.33, i take it at when we reach even 1/1.7 as de-facto and maintain at 12 mp + stacked sensor/bsi + Apple’s new tech in iphone7,
      we are at the point where nobody buys any cameras unless its Full frame with dof control.

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  2. If Nokia had gone Android they would’ve been market leaders, for sure.

    Agreed. The 5X/6P beats the N8 in absolutely all other areas. I was just expecting more from the camera. What really irritates me is how much sharpening is applied to the 5X photos, in an attempt to fool the eye into thinking there’s more detail than what the phone’s optics are actually able to resolve.

    Do you know of any Android camera apps that allow image sharpening to be reduced/disabled?

    The 12MP N8 sensor size is 1/1.83″, so truly ahead of its time 🙂 Exciting times ahead.

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