The Nothing Phone (1) launched today, following weeks of intensive teasers and leaks. That being said, we already covered its launch, and talked about its specifications in detail. It’s time to take a closer look at the cameras.
There are two 50MP cameras on the back of the Nothing Phone (1)
The device includes two cameras on the back, and one on the front. Both cameras on the back are 50–megapixel units, while a 16-megapixel camera sits on the front (hole punch).
That being said, the main sensor is a 50-megapixel unit from Sony, the IMX766 sensor. We’re looking at a 1/1.56” sensor size here, and an f/1.88 aperture lens. This camera offers a 1um pixel size, and a focal length of 24mm. Both OIS and EIS are supported here.
The second camera on the back is a 50-megapixel unit from Samsung, the ISOCELL JN1 sensor. In terms of size, this is a 1/2.76” sensor. We’re getting an f/2.2 aperture lens here, with a 114-degree FoV (Field-of-View). EIS is supported on this camera. This camera is also used to take macro shots (4cm).
Now, Nothing did include quite a few modes that you can use with these cameras. Night Mode, for example, is available on both of its rear cameras, and both can shoot HDR images as well.
120 fps Slo-Mo video is supported, and so is ‘Extreme Night Mode’
The main camera is the star of the show, though, of course. You can utilize it to capture Slo-Mo video at 120 fps, or shoot time-lapse videos. There is also Extreme Night Mode for really dark situations, and the Panorama mode for landscapes. Nothing did include the Document Mode too, while Live Photo is also a part of the package.
Now, as expected, Portrait Mode is here for that bokeh effect, and so is Beauty Mode, if you prefer it. There is also something called ‘Google Filter’. We’re still not sure what that is, but it’s possibly a filter that makes images more Pixel-like? I’m just spitballing here.
You can record videos at up to 4K resolution
In terms of video recording, the phone can record videos at up to 4K resolution. Those videos are being recorded at 30 fps max. 1080p recording can be done at either 30 or 60 fps, while Live HDR recordings are at 30 fps.
If you opt to shoot in Night Mode, you can record both 720p and 1080p video at 30 fps. Both OIS and EIS are utilized for video recording, of course.
What about the front-facing camera? Well, nothing utilized a 16-megapixel unit from Sony, the IMX471 sensor. It comes with an f/2.45 aperture, and this is a 1/3.1” sensor. This camera also has a ‘Google Filter’, and the same goes for Live Photo, HD Portrait, Beauty Mode, and Night Mode options.
The company did share camera samples recently
Nothing did share some camera samples prior to launch, click here if you’d like to check them out.