The Motorola Moto X Pure Edition works with a 21-megapixel camera at its back with Sony IMX230 image sensor. This is what Motorola describes as “the latest and best complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor for mobile phones. This device has an f/2.0 aperture on its back-facing camera, is made to work well in low light, and has an “absorptive blue glass infrared filter” to eliminate flare.
As you’ll see in a couple of photos, Phase Detection AutoFocus can produce some strange movement effects. Notice the bend in the photo of the recreational vehicle passing by, especially. Because of this camera’s Phase Detection AutoFocus and “zero lag” shutter, the object you’re photographing stands a good chance at being in focus – just so long as the lighting around you is sufficient.
See the low-light photos of vehicles in movement as well as objects (like Chewbacca) to see how this device captures the subject, but not with the finesse of the well-lit environment shots.
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Below you’ll see a video shot with the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition’s back-facing camera in full 4K.