Nokia X Review: Under Cover: Camera, Image Quality, Video Recording

By 01:52 Sat, 14 Aug 2021 Comments

Unimpressive 3.15MP fixed-focus camera

The Nokia X has a 3.15 MegaPixel (MP) capturing camera which is capable of capturing images of up to 2048 x 1536 resolution. It doesn't have autofocus, using what Nokia calls full focus lens - basically a fixed-focus capturing camera with a larger depth of field.

The capturing camera interface is simple - on the correct it offers a virtual on-classy screen shutter, a toggle for switching between capturing camera and camcorder, and a gallery shortcut. There are also white balance, exposure compensation and advanced setting shortcuts on the left.

There are lots of settings into the advanced menu - resolution, ISO, face detection, sharpness, saturation, among others.

Camera app

As the specs suggest, images produced by the Nokia X aren't anything worth writing home about but they will do for the occasional visual memo (not for fine text though - no autofocus is a deal-breaker here) or contact picture. There isn't too much fine detail and dynamic range is limited, but colors are nice and contrast is decent.

Nokia X capturing camera samples

Nokia X is also capable of 180-degree panorama shots at 2500×500 resolution.

Nokia X panorama sample

Photo quality comparison

3MP shooters are getting very rare these days, but there are still plenty you can compare the Nokia X against.

Nokia X in our Photo quality comparison tool

FWVideo Graphics Array (VGA) video at 30 fps is passable

When it comes to video capture, the Nokia X capturing camera maxes out at FWVideo Graphics Array (VGA) (864 x 480) videos with a steady framerate of 30 fps.

Video settings

The video quality is hardly any better than the still images - colors are nice, contrast too, but the detail is rather low.

Here is video sample we've uploaded on YouTube.

And here goes the untouched FWVideo Graphics Array (VGA) video for download.



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