Originally Posted by ManBearrrPig
hardware limitations? my 3M camera on optimus one was better than the 5M moto g camera... my gf has xperia go and her 5M camera is also way better. so i dont get it..
Megapixel count has almost nothing to do with image quality. In fact, the average lens performs better on lower resolution sensors if their other features like size, light sensitivity etc. are the same. When it comes to image quality, the three major bottlenecks are the lens, the sensor quality and the imaging algorithm. My impression is that the Moto G has an average camera hardware with bad software.
BTW setting the aspect ratio from 16:10 to 4:3 improved the image quality on my device, I guess the software does not just crop the picture but it does some extra filtering too.