I spent most of today at Six Flags Magic Mountain for the first day of my MID Moves tour. In between using the OQO Model 2+ and taking pictures with my Xperia X1’s 3.2-megapixel camera for some light mobile blogging, I used the X1 to take a few scenic shots of the theme park. Since I’ve already shown you how the phone’s camera performs for shooting products under CES indoor-lighting conditions, I thought it would be worthwhile to show you what it can do under natural light, outdoors on a Monday in California.
The photos were taken in VGA resolution and then resized to keep the file size down, so what you’re about to see is sort of at the lower end of the X1’s capabilities. The increased resolution doesn’t make that much of a difference after resizing, especially when viewed on the web, so you’re not missing out on a whole lot.
The photo quality is sufficient for blogs, I think, but you can tell they’re not from a “real” camera. Whereas the CES photos generally came out pretty good, particularly for a cameraphone, these outdoor shots are unimpressive. The colors are washed out and dull, fine details are missing, and the quality just isn’t very good. I actually think the iPhone’s camera does a better job outdoors.