In a recent rumour that is doing the rounds of late, thanks to Taylor Wimberly, the former owner of Android and Me, the upcoming phone from Motorola, the Moto X is supposed to be touting a technology called “Clear Pixel”, capable of gesture recognition. The camera on Moto X is rumored to be 10 MP. But before people goes onto say that as the Achilles heel, let us be clear on the fact that higher pixels aren’t always the better shooter.
Now the term “Clear Pixel” is not new, it is actually a technology developed by Kodak even before 2008. The thing is in a camera, the light sensor is divided into 3 sensors, which sense individual light, the primary colours Red, Green and Blue. So basically each sensor is ignoring two-third of the incoming light, thus struggling with low-light and low shutter speed that introduces blur. In “Clear Pixel” the each sensor can sense all the 3 wavelength of the light and thus, no matter what light condition, can reconstruct the picture from the incoming light data. And since it needs a lower exposure time, the shutter speed can be increased and so motion blur can be easily avoided. Quite the tech, that should already be in most of the cameras.