HTC’s latest flagship indeed brings a number of advantages and new features. Apart from the specifications mighty HTC One brings the latest camera technology called ‘UltraPixel’. Although ‘only’ 4MP resolution, this camera is said to have a superior ability than a smartphone with a 13MP camera.
HTC calls UltraPixel as a method that would shift the trend of the cameras ‘large’ to a thin phone. So, like what is the UltraPixel?
‘For years people have been misled on the importance (pixels) on a camera, “said Scott Croyle, HTC’s vice president of design, the launch of the HTC One. ‘It’s not about the megapixels. It’s not about the calculation of pixels, but the pixel size. Larger pixels enables the incoming light can be more. It’s very scientific. ‘
The idea behind this is to allow the large pixels of light entering the sensor is so much more. It is very important for image retrieval in low-light conditions (low light).
‘In UltraPixel camera, the pixel can capture 300% more light than conventional sensor. Shots could be better, burst mode capable of taking 8 shots per second. ‘
Quoted from TechRadar, a comparison of a number of flagship phone, the iPhone 5 is only superior when shooting in low-light conditions.
Pixel Size Bigger, Better?
Is HTC One has a camera that is really great? Angela Nicholson, chief test photos at Future Publishing says that the pixel size is very important, and is well known in the world of photography.
‘We’ve been told that the pixel size is important and well known in the photography world, but it only applies to certain conditions,’ he said.
A large pixel can reduce the creativity of the photographer, because it can not capture variations in color and detailed images. In theory, more pixels can produce detail and smooth color gradations, but the signal at each pixel could possibly be weak and need strengthening / enlargement, which usually enlarge and produce noise. ‘It’s all about finding a balance, “said Nicholson.
The number of pixels that a little can make the process go faster image processing and can maximize the number of shots a lot more. The pictures were taken on the HTC One low-light conditions should have a little noise, although the result will be smaller because the shooting 4MP.
Furthermore Nicholson said HTC UltraPixel excellence can exist in performance. Ability took 8 shots per second can be used to select the photographer’s best shots rare moments.
‘Some may be disappointed by the number of pixels, but I think HTC is more realistic and understand how most people use the camera on his cell phone, “continued Nicholson.