By April 15, 2013

HTC One camera

HTC One camera I’ve spoken about the HTC One quite a lot lately and wanted to turn to the camera now.

I have been using the HTC One as my main device for around a month. I knocked my iPhone 5 off the top spot and that has now been relegated to being the backup phone that I carry.

As we’ve discussed here in the past, HTC decided not to go the route that many other manufacturers have, and cram in more and more megapixels in to their camera sensors. Instead HTC used a sensor with ‘only’ 4 megapixels, way below almost everything else on the market.

However, HTC have then used a sensor where each individual pixel is considerably larger. Larger pixels mean that each one can capture more light. More light means better pictures. HTC call this an UltraPixel sensor.

So what does this actually work in practice?

For me the simple answer is Yes. I’ve been away on holiday for a just over a week and took the HTC One away with me and used it as an everyday replacement for a point and shoot camera. In this capacity the HTC One performed really well and I have been hugely impressed with the quality of the pictures I’ve ended up with.

In natural light the pictures are bright and colours are vivid and by comparison the low light performance is also really very good also.

I typically would carry a fairly high-end digital SLR camera with me and while I’m not saying that the HTC One can get anywhere near what you can do with specialist lenses and other manual camera settings, it’s great for snaps.

I’m not going to bore you with 100’s of holiday photos but here are a few of examples for you to pore over.

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Posted by: Matt

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