The Nexus One and the Droid Incredible, both HTC devices, seemed to have two major differences. First is the screen. As we learned last week, the Droid Incredible is using a newer screen that better supports multitouch functions. The other is the camera. The Nexus One clocks in at an impressive (for a phone) 5 megapixels. The Droid Incredible, though, takes things to respectable digital camera levels with an 8 megapixel camera. Yet, as Clark from Android and Me demonstrates, the number isn’t everything.
the common belief that more megapixels equals a better camera, which isn’t always the case. There are a wealth of other factors in play here, the lens, the flash, the CMOS sensor- all of which can contribute to better overall image quality.
He does note, however, that the Incredible has a much more robust set of camera settings. That’s excellent for a heavy duty camera like the Incredible. But for most cell phone cameras it’s mostly superfluous. I use my Nexus camera mostly to snap pictures of things that immediately strike me. I don’t typically change the settings based on the environment. It’s good to know, though, that used properly the Nexus One can take pictures that stack up to technically superior cameras.