Motorola has upgraded the primary camera on the new Moto G to 13-megapixel with an F2.0 aperture and a Dual-LED flash. Motorola claims that this is the same camera that has been used in the Motorola Nexus 6, but without the Optical Image Stabilisation. The rear camera also gets a wider Field of View of 76 degrees. The front camera is also upgraded to 5-megapixel with an F2.2 aperture and a wider Field of View of 72 degrees.
In terms of performance in low light, this 13-megapixel camera module is way better than the 8-megapixel camera used in its predecessor. The daylight performance is absolutely fantastic. Both the autofocus and shot-to-shot time are pretty quick. Motorola has done a great job to come up with a camera app that has great noise control, without losing out on the detail in the image. The panorama shots were not up to the mark, though. However, you could always use a third party camera apps for better panorama shots through the new Moto G.
The interface of the camera app is the same as that of its predecessor, and is quite clean. In order to access settings, you need to swipe from left to right. Doing so gives you options for HDR, Flash Control, Touch Focus, various video modes such as Slow Motion, Panorama, Location option, Storage option, and settings for resolution and shutter sound.
The new Moto G can record 1080p Full HD videos at 30fps as well as 720p HD slow motion videos at 120fps using both front and rear cameras. Just like its imaging performance, the video recording performance, especially the slow motion video recording in both cameras, completely surprised us. The noise was also well-controlled in these videos in all kinds of lighting conditions, except for when the light was too low.