Updated 21 Nov 2016

Motorola

Moto X (2nd Gen. 2014)

Snapshot: The Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen. 2014) compact camera has a touchscreen and can shoot Full-HD video. This phone was tested as a compact camera.

Moto X (2nd Gen. 2014)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$398

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Test results

Overall score
43
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • OK screen.
  • Has a high-resolution monitor, a large sensor and a wide-angled lens.
  • Can shoot Full-HD video.

But

  • Poor image quality.
  • Just OK ease of use.
  • Just OK video quality.
  • Poor flash.
  • Has no zoom.

How we test

Our test was a joint international consumer test, conducted by a laboratory in Europe.

Overall score includes:

Image quality (50%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (30%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.
Flash (0%): A rating of the strength and evenness of the flash lighting at different distances. Does not add to overall score.

Price is based on a survey of online retailers.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$398
Type
Compact - mobile phone

Specifications

Battery type
Lithium-ion
Megapixels (MP)
13
Sensor
-
Memory card
-
ISO range
-
Optical zoom
1
Aperture range
2.3 - 2.3
Zoom range
-
Shutter range
-
Dimensions (cm)
140 x 10 x 72
Weight (g)
143
Depth (mm)
10

Features

Water resistant
No
Raw support
No
GPS tagging
Yes
PASM modes
No
Manual focus option
No

Monitor

Monitor size (inches)
5.2
Monitor pixels
2,073,600
Touchscreen
Articulated monitor
×

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
-
Viewfinder pixels
-

Video

Resolution
3840 x 2160
Microphone input
×

Flash

Flash type
Integrated
Connection for external flash
×

More info

Notes
-