As I mentioned the HTC 10 makes use of a 1/2.3-inch, 12-megapixel sensor with a 1.55 μm pixels and wide, f/1.8 lens for its main camera. The camera is actually extremely easy to use. You can tap the camera icon to access it, even when your phone is locked you can pull up on the camera icon. For photos you have a normal photo mode, Zoe camera, which is much like Apple’s Live Photos, Panorama, or Pro. Pro mode allows you for custom white balance, exposure compensation, ISO, and focus area. Pretty cool things to mess around with if you are into photography.
You also have the ability to turn on and off the photo grid, geotagging, shutter sound, auto-smile capture, auto-selfie capture, voice capture, and tap to capture. You can also pick where the photos are saved, great if you are using an large capacity microSD card. When shooting you can shoot in 16:9 9MP, 4:3 12MP, in 1:1 9MP. You can set a timer a 2s, 5s, and 10s. The ability to shoot in RAW is also available when shooting in the Pro mode.
Using the camera on the HTC 10 is a real joy, the shutter speed is very fast. If something was happening fast and I needed to grab the HTC 10 to shoot it I really don’t think I would miss it. Here are some photos I shot with the HTC 10 compared to the iPhone 6s. HTC 10 photos are on the LEFT and iPhone 6s photos are on the RIGHT.
When it comes to shooting video you have the option to shoot normal videos, Hyperlapse videos, or slow motion video. When shooting video you can shoot at 4K with 24-bit sound, 1080p and 720p.
Here are video samples at both 4K and 1080p.