Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on

15 January 2017
Lenovo went big on modular phones last year, churning out a few phones that work with a number of attachments.

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  • Anonymous

How about a larger sensor and less zoom?

  • AnonD-523334

AnonD-352484, 24 Jan 2017this is a little old but just wanted to mention in case anyone i... moreThanx for information. I have been in a very big understanding.

  • AnonD-352484

AnonD-523334, 16 Jan 2017Mobile cameras are made for all rounded usage while photographer... morethis is a little old but just wanted to mention in case anyone is reading it... the lumia did not have any optical zoom. only digital... just don't understand why it needs 3 posts to say the same wrong things three times... so no, no optical zoom for the lumia. only digital...

What a shame for Hasselblad

  • AnonD-629754

I got a Moto X bionic 8mp camera and a 13inch screen. isn't it more effective than zooming with single lenses, smart-samsung-phone is not a point and shoot or Exeed camera it uses front camera to detect the amount of light coming at any given position too because it doesn't have image Processing abilities most cases.

  • rusty

hmmpffff... not one picture showing the height of the package... only shots from front and back of the phone, how silly is that!

  • AnonD-14584

*****
The only one smartphone that you can compare with this mod is the SAMSUNG GALAXY K ZOOM, but that Samsung has got a great advantage: the Zoom is built into the smartphone and its performance is so good: Nothing about freezes and failures. In my case my GALAXY K ZOOM is still working so nice since I bought in 2014.
The main disadventage from GALAXY K ZOOM is that Samsung didn't want to update it to Lollipop, in fact GALAXY K ZOOM didn't receive any update (firmware & software) since its release in 2014 so it's unbelievable from Samsung !!! :-( :-( :-(
Just I'm waiting that Samsung could release this year a new GALAXY S8 K ZOOM updated it as everybody hope !!!
Please SAMSUNG !!!! Release in 2017 a new GALAXY S8 K ZOOM !!!!
*****

  • AnonD-632062

Hmm, we all knew that the HasselBlad Truezoom Mod was the black sheep of the MotoMods (all previous reviews were a mixed bag), but regardless of that, Motorola's implementation of modularity was clearly well-thought and designed. A simple and unobstructed snap-on while still remaining firmly in place thanks to the protruding camera lens. If only LG had paid similar thought to the G5's modularity which needs you to power down, remove the flimsy bottom chin, change the battery and restart the phone.

AnonD-523334, 16 Jan 2017Mobile cameras are made for all rounded usage while photographer... moreYou're amazing. You know everything!

  • AnonD-523334

AnonD-352484, 16 Jan 2017Actually no, larger sensor and 10x f1.7 zoom would result in a D... moreMobile cameras are made for all rounded usage while photographers have dedicated use. Lumia 1020 had 41MP 1.2 micrometer pixel behind f /2.0 with 4x optical zoom. so it may be possible to get a 23MP 1.55 micrometer pixels behind f /1.7 aperture with 4x optical zoom in a 1.5 times larger system.

  • AnonD-523334

AnonD-352484, 16 Jan 2017Actually no, larger sensor and 10x f1.7 zoom would result in a D... moreMobile cameras are made for all rounded usage while photographers have dedicated use. Lumia

  • AnonD-523334

AnonD-352484, 16 Jan 2017Actually no, larger sensor and 10x f1.7 zoom would result in a D... moreNo 10x zoom isn't needed. Lumia 1020 had 41MP 1.2 micrometer pixel behind f/2.0 with 4x optical zoom. 4x zoom is okay and the mod is much bigger and thicker than 1020 camera housing. I never said that it should have had all those tech with 10x zoom. Just as much as I had said. U added that 10x zoom restriction.

  • AnonD-625621

Maybe 80$ would be right price for 10x zoom and xenon flash

  • AnonD-352484

AnonD-523334, 15 Jan 2017With this size of housing they could have fitted a 23MP camera ... moreActually no, larger sensor and 10x f1.7 zoom would result in a DSLR size like lens. There is no way around physics in optical design. If a 10x zoom f1.7 lens is even possible at all. The fastest zoom produced right now as far as I know is the sigma 27-50 equivalent which means 2x zoom and it's f1.8 for 1.5 crop cameras. Sure, smaller sensor makes larger aperture lenses easier but still I doubt it would be possible to get a 10x zoom with a large constant aperture. So what you're asking is not possible in 2017, that's actually the reason why every photographer has a bag with 5 different lenses with him anywhere he goes. Because there is not one lens fits all option..

AnonD-523334, 15 Jan 2017With this size of housing they could have fitted a 23MP camera ... moreExactly that's what the mod should've been but sadly it's otherwise

Another reason I am glad I passed on that generation of Motos. My first smart phone was a DX2, but after that, haven't had another Moto because they just went down hill shortly after that.

  • WPN

Slow because it's heavy to run this on Android with 4GB RAM. If it's WM might be a different story.

  • Juicy360

There are phones with bigger camera sensor, so IMHO it is senseless.

This is a very late entry. And this mod isn't even anything special. Sensor is not even 1 inch, it takes quite long to achieve focus and low light is aweful. And it is very expensive.

  • AnonD-510098

Watched a review on YT about this a few months ago, One word = Rubbish.