Nov 13 AT 10:00 AM Nick Gray 5 Comments

Motorola Droid Turbo picture and video samples

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Over the past year, Motorola has been building some incredible phones. The software Motorola has been using has been praised and the design work that has gone into their phones is simply spectacular. That being said, Motorola hasn’t put out a phone with a half decent camera – ever.

Some will argue that the Moto X (2nd Gen.) has a good camera, but it really doesn’t compare to what Samsung, LG and Sony have been offering in the smartphone space. Fortunately, that has all changed with the launch of the Motorola Droid Turbo. The Droid Turbo’s beefed up spec sheet carries over to the camera. Motorola has equipped the Droid Turbo with a 21-megapixel shooter with an f/2.0 lens, allowing the camera to capture images that are on par with most of this year’s flagship Android smartphones. The shutter is quick and the Turbo’s auto focus speed is simply phenomenal. Like most other specs on the Droid Turbo, we wonder why Motorola chose not to use this incredible camera on its Moto X (2nd Gen.).

Take a look at some of the pictures and videos we captured with the Motorola Droid Turbo and let us know what you think.

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Motorola Droid Turbo 1080p video samples

While we are excited that the Droid Turbo camera outperforms everything else Motorola has put on the market this year, its video quality isn’t so great. The Droid Turbo can record decent video if you keep the phone very still, but it has a hard time making exposure adjustments and focusing.

Motorola Droid Turbo 4k video samples

The Droid Turbo’s issues with 1080p video carry over when you want to use the phone’s 4K video capture mode. Adding insult to injury is the fact that you have to change the video recording setting back to 4K every time you exit the camera app or turn the phone’s display off. For now, the best way to use 4K video capture is for zooming in on your subject with a final video output that’s still above 1080p.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Chris

    Good camera is great, but with no expandable storage to keep the videos and pics on, you’re stuck paying bandwidth fees to Verizon and storage fees to Google or Dropbox or Amazon to keep your own images and videos. These phones should be REQUIRED to have expandable storage.

    • Jon

      I would argue that 64 GB of built-in storage is perfect for some people, myself included.

  • Mrnobody

    I so wished that this phone’s camera was going to get praise for the camera performance. It’s everything I wanted in a phone this year (sans the network exclusivity). Why didn’t they include optical image stabilization?
    The Nexus 6 looks good, but it’s ridonculously huge and has a smaller battery.

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      And the camera isn’t as good as the Droid Turbo’s

  • Bart

    Daddy I want the chinchilla. Its so fluffy. LOL