Recently I have been digging into the hardware of the BlackBerry Z10 especially the camera. I mentioned before the the BlackBerry Z10 has a f/2.2 aperture for the camera which was impressive compared to the iPhone 5 f/2.4 lens aperture and the Samsung Galaxy S3 f/2.6 aperture. (lower is better) Pete was kind enough to point out to me that BlackBerry themselves have shared a few more specs on both the front and back cameras and they are definitely buzzword compliant. Let me know if you can help me see how they stack up.
- 8 megapixel auto-focus camera
- Back Side Illumination for better low-light performance
- 5-element F2.2 lens
- Dedicated ISP (image signal processor) with 64MB frame buffer
- Flash, continuous and touch to focus, image stabilization
- Enhanced Super Resolution Digital Zoom (5x)
- 1080p HD video recording
- 4 DOF (Degrees of freedom) video stabilization
- Time Shift mode for pinpointing and adjusting individual elements of your picture
- 2 megapixel fixed-focus camera
- Image and video stabilization
- 3x digital zoom
- 720p HD video recording
I found it promising that the BlackBerry Z10 camera matches the iPhone’s 5 element lens and “Back Side Illumination.” Still I am scratching my head at the “enhanced super resolution digital zoom” in the back camera compared to the front camera. Now I am also curious how many “degrees of freedom” the front camera has for video stabilization.
PS: It seems like these specs have been on the BlackBerry website a little after launch but its the first I have seen of them and I thought they were definitely worth mentioning!