nexus 5 officialThe Nexus 4 was an excellent handset at a killer price when it first arrived, but one of its biggest weaknesses was the device’s 8MP shooter. With the Nexus 5 also packing an 8MP camera, you might think that the latest Nexus is plagued by the same problem, but remember that there’s a lot more to a good photo than just megapixels.

The biggest change is that the Nexus 5’s 8MP camera has a Sony IMX179 CMOS sensor and, more importantly, optical image stabilization technology. 

So does the Nexus 5 actually a deliver a solid camera taking experience? Although we’ve yet to review the device’s camera-taking abilities for ourselves, it seems that several photos taken with the Nexus 5 are now turning up to help answer that question.






While a few of the pictures aren’t exactly perfect, most of these aren’t half-bad. Of course it’s important to note that the photos are not in full resolution, and we can’t say for sure whether or not they’ve been touched up with G+ Auto Awesome.

Bottom-line, this isn’t the same 8MP shooter found in the Nexus 4 by a long-shot. Whether it’s close to being on par with other high-end flagships is another matter altogether. What do you think, impressed by these Nexus 5 photos or not?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.