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Nexus 6P camera samples show improved quality in Google’s new flagship

by Brandon Russell | September 30, 2015September 30, 2015 3:00 pm PDT

“I’ll wait and see what the camera is like.” That seems to be the popular sentiment around the Android-sphere today.

Following yesterday’s announcement of the Nexus 6P, many fans voiced their hesitation about Google’s new flagship. Not because it doesn’t have great specs, or a beautiful design. Longtime Nexus users were unsure because of how poor previous Nexus cameras have been.

Google spent a great deal of time talking about the 12.3-megapixel sensor and 1.55 micron pixels, promising better quality all around. And while Google showed off some great examples at its event on Tuesday, it was difficult to really determine the overall quality.

Romain Guy, who actually works at Google, was able to take the Nexus 6P for a more thorough spin, and you can see his results in the examples above.

Guy used his photo know-how to test the Nexus 6P in a number of different situations, giving us plenty examples of what the camera is capable of. There are low light shots, indoor shots, macro, and more. There aren’t any of the outdoors, but pretty much every top smartphone is capable of taking good photos in ample daylight.

Google’s Nexus line has never really excelled in the camera department, but it looks like the Nexus 6P is a big improvement. And, no, it doesn’t appear as though the absence of optical image stabilization is much of a problem.

We’ll reserve final judgement until we get a more thorough hands on of the Nexus 6P in October, but the images taken by the device look very promising. Check out the images above, and don’t forget to watch our Nexus 6P hands-on below.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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