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Here’s a nifty unofficial trick on the HTC One X. Someone has discovered that you can use your bluetooth headset as a remote shutter button for your camera. This however doesn’t work with any bluetooth headset and so far they have tried an i.Tech splash, Platronics & Jabra EasyGo. Triggering the shutter button varies depending on models as seen in the video above.
Whether this one done intentionally or accidentally by HTC, this is cool feature for taking self-portrait shots and other phototaking possibilities. The only down side is that you can only take a picture at a time, so there’s no burst mode here. Anyone tried this yet? Do let us know which bluetooth headset you’re using in the comment box below.
Note: In between the very limited time that we had with the One X and juggling four other phones for a shootout, we inadvertently left the camera settings in the One X in its default. As a result, all the sample shots were taken in 6MP mode at 16:9 aspect ratio. We’ll definitely do a re-test as soon as we get a unit for review. Sorry about that folks.
One of the key features of the HTC One X is its 8MP camera that boasts a f/2.0 aperture, blazing fast 4FPS burst mode. While speed and quality are 2 different things, the images turn out pretty good even on burst mode.
HTC claims that One X can take a picture in just 0.7 seconds. The 8MP camera is also capable of shooting 4 full frames per second up to 99 shots at one time — that’s faster that some full-fledged DSLR shooters. But how fast is the HTC One X?
We compare the HTC One X with two of the fastest Android shooters in the market right now. How will the HTC One X stack up against the Fast Capture feature on the Sony Xperia S and the Zero Shutter Lag capability of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus?
Check out the video right after the jump to find out. Get ready to drop your jaw when the One X starts that 4FPS rapid-fire mode.
The HTC One series is coming to Malaysia very soon and aside from the quad-core performance from the 1.5Ghz Tegra 3 “4-Plus-1” processor in the HTC One X, the other aspect that we are most interested about the new HTC devices is the camera performance.
The HTC One X and One S both boasts an f/2.0 lens 8MP camera with 1080p video recording capabilities and enhanced with a backlight illuminated sensor and HTC’s ImageSense image enhancement technology.
In addition, HTC has also improved the camera’s response time with the camera app requiring just 0.7 seconds to start from when the device is in sleep mode. From then, focus is automatically achieved in just 0.2 seconds. That’s pretty fast but how does the camera measure up when taking pictures?
While we gear up for the regional launch happening in Singapore this Friday, we found some sample pictures taken using the HTC One X and the One S posted on HTC’s official blog. Some of the images have been enhanced using some of the image enhancement software pre-installed in the device (lens filters and HDR etc) but even with that taken into account, we have to say, the HTC One X and One S take some pretty impressive pictures but then again, these pictures were released by HTC and obviously they would want to portray the camera performance of their devices in the best light possible.
In any case, we will get our hands on the HTC One devices in just a couple of days and we will see if the camera is all that HTC says it cracked up to be.
In the meantime, head on to after the jump to check out the pictures and tell us what you think.