The advanced 5 megapixel camera on the Galaxy Nexus has been boasted by Google as one of the best in the industry. Unfortunately, with the Galaxy Nexus still unreleased, we’ve seen little to no proof of that. Until now.
If you think back to the Google live event where the Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich were revealed, you may remember some video footage from the Nexus that showcased a beach at sunset. The footage looked like it could be great, but the live stream wasn’t the best of quality. Well Romain Guy, the Googler responsible for the sample footage, has posted the video online in 1080p. All I can say is wow. Even on Youtube (notorious for screwing with HD video quality) the video is outstanding. Romain used Google+ to explain the video, saying that the final edit was made with Adobe After Effects CS5, but the “only processing done on the original footage was to speed it up in the first clip.” That means that what you see is what you get.
There are indeed some great comparison shots online from the Galaxy Nexus and the iPhone 4S that show just how capable the Nexus is, but I think Romain’s video, “Rockaway Beach,” speaks for itself. Just like he says, I can’t wait to watch it on the 720p 315 dpi display of the Galaxy Nexus.
Don’t forget to turn on 1080p