According to a new rumor, the Nexus 5 will have a MEMS camera. For those that don’t follow any camera related blogs, this means the Nexus 5 camera will has faster focus and quick burst shots without slower processing or damage to the photo quality.
Lytro is the most common use of the MEMS camera, with the ability to refocus images after the photo was taken and take hundreds of shots in quick succession without drops in quality or lacklustre speed.
We are not sure if the Nexus 5 will incorporate the ability to re-focus after a photo had been taken, it would be a impressive feature to add onto the smartphone, but one that would need work done to make the UI simple.
The Nexus 5 will have 1/3.2-inch 8MP sensor, a little smaller than some top end smartphones, but the features on the MEMS camera will make up for this, with incredibly fast focus in any conditions and quick burst modes.
We are sure Google is working on camera features for the upcoming Android KitKat 4.4 release, with the UI for Android 4.2 still a little strange for some users, we may see a redesign and some new features like multi-focus and change-focus.
The Nexus 5 has been pictured quite a few times and we have a good idea on what is coming, with some impressive hardware to compete against the top end on Android and new software, which will only be available on a Nexus device for the first months.
Google is likely to announce the Nexus 5 at an event in October, the same event should play host to the new Android KitKat release, the Nexus 10 and the possible successor to the Nexus Q, Google’s media player failure.