By Adam Z. Lein | August 2, 2011 9:17 AM
The MyTouch 4G Slide takes pictures at 8 megapixel resolution and includes a dual LED flash along with an f2.2 aperture. It’s billed as the most advanced camera on a phone and while it’s not the highest resolution, it certainly has some excellent features. Take a look at the videos and sample photos below and let us know if you think this is the best camera phone ever.
Here’s a look at a normal automatic photo as well as a high dynamic range photo taken by the MyTouch 4G Slide. In order to get an HDR image you’ll have to hold the camera still for a longer length of time than you would with a normal photo. The HDR gives you much more detail in the shadows and highlights of the image. Dark areas are lighter and light areas are darker. You usually get more of a balanced image, but often you’ll also find it looking a bit unrealistic.
The sweep shot mode is very cool. You start my framing one section and pressing the shutter mode. Then you slowly move or rotate the camera while the software adds imagery and seamlessly merges it with the original position as you move. This might be the coolest feature of the MyTouch 4G Slide. Of course, you’ll have to be careful with moving subjects in your panoramic photos. I’ve taken a few where people’s bodies have been cut off in between the seams. I’ve also gotten parts of a photo to motion blur a bit too much in low light or by moving the sweep a little too quickly.
Here’s a composite of a 100% cropping of a photo taken with the MyTouch 4G Slide as well as the Nokia N8. At 12Mp, the N8 is a bit higher resolution, but you’ll also notice some exposure quality differences. The MyTouch 4G Slides has higher contrast, more pronounced sharpening, some odd color tinting, and certainly more noise.
Here’s a look at the macro photo capabilities of the MyTouch 4G Slide along with a nice sunset photo that captured the color pretty nicely.
The MyTouch 4G Slide records video at the very high resolution 1080p. Above is a sample video recording. Be sure to switch it’s resolution to 1080 HD to get the full effect.