Nokia X Review: Under Cover: Camera, Image Quality, Video RecordingBy cheatmaster 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.
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.
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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