Nokia C7 Review: 8-Megapixel Camera
The Nokia C7 is the latest Symbian ^3 handset from Nokia, and we’ve had one for a week or so now. We’ve been trying out the 8-Megapixel camera, with impressive results. Join us after the break to see if the Nokia C7 is a match for the 12-Megapixel Nokia N8…
One of the good things about the Nokia C7 is its full-frame focus system. Because everything in the photograph is in focus, there’s no need to press the shutter down half way, no need to wait for the phone to focus, and no chance of friends messing up your photo when you ask them to take a snap.
Simply press the button, and the Nokia C7 takes a photo. Without delay. It’s excellent, and so much better if you want to take quick snapshots.
It’s not so good when it comes to macro shots, however, needing a little more distance than handsets like the Nokia N8. The results won’t please everybody, either, as although images are incredibly sharp, some of the ‘arty’ feel is lost, with some photographs lacking depth.
We’ve already seen photographs taken on the Nokia C7 and printed out at A4 size, and the results are impressive. Onscreen, and the Nokia C7 fails to match the detail offered by the Nokia N8.
The most disappointing thing is the amount of processing that occurs, helping to keep digital noise to a minimum but also taking away detail. It’s especially apparent in close crops, where we prefer the Nokia N8′s more natural finish.
That said, as long as you keep it at screen size or smaller – even with bigger displays – photographs still look stunningly lifelike.
We’ll be bringing you more photographs from the Nokia C7′s camera in the next week – when it hopefully stops raining and we can test out the camera in bright conditions – but in the meantime check out the photos below and see what you think.
Would you be happy with the Nokia C7′s 8-Megapixel camera? Or would you rather have the slightly bulkier but more impressive Nokia N8? Let us know in the comments below.
You can also check out the full photographs over at photobucket.