Lumia 710: Happy snapping

, posted: 26-Mar-2012 13:54

Overall I’ve been impressed by the camera and video capabilities of the Nokia Lumia 710. I really like the ease in which you can access the camera when the phone has gone to sleep. Just long press on the camera button and you’re in the Camera application. Smooth.

The Samsung Galaxy SII doesn’t have a dedicated camera button. I’m used to just touching the screen to take a picture.

You can do the same with the Nokia Lumia 710. And despite it having a physical button, touching the screen is my preferred method.

The reason for this is the amount of pressure required to press the button. I’m not suggesting the button is stiff, but it’s just a small phone, the pressure applied does cause the phone to tip. Or perhaps I’m just heavy handed or need to learn how to hold tighter on the opposite corner to keep the phone steady.

We’ve just spent the weekend in Akaroa. This was the perfect opportunity to take photos without being subjected to the crazy looks of someone randomly taking photos when it doesn’t seem reasonable.

Here’s a series of photos I took aboard the Black Cat during a tour around the Akaroa Harbour. Obviously the boat was moving. I was trying to keep myself steady, let alone holding the phone at the same perfect angle for each shot.

These photos are of the Luxury Cruise Liner that was hanging around. I kept pressing the zoom button. This gives you an idea of the cameras ability to take closer shots of the same subject.
 

 
In we go, just a little
 


A touch more
 


Keep it coming
 


Not quite there yet


 
Not so clear anymore, but it’s such a big ship you still know what it is
 


Somehow the features seem a little more crisp in this photo than the one before. Perhaps the sway of the ocean affected my ability to take a focused shot.



As I say, we were moving, but we weren’t moving toward the Cruise Liner.

Anyway, here’s the video I took:



About the author:

Hi, my name is Anita, on Geekzone and other social network sites I’m known as Neets, sometimes with a “_”, sometimes with “_nz”. I’m a proud kiwi living/surviving in Christchurch. I’m not blogging about this Nokia Lumia 710 because I need a new phone. In fact I love my existing Samsung Galaxy SII. When offered the opportunity to review the Nokia Lumia 710 I took it up because, in truth, it was an honour to be asked, but I enjoy writing reviews, I like learning new things and I’ve got a bit of a fascination about how far you can push smartphones. The brief is fairly simple, use the phone as much as you can and then write about your experiences. My reviews will be honest about the good the bad and the ugly based on how I use the phone, which undoubtedly will vary to the way anyone else uses their phone.

Other related posts:
Nokia Lumia 710: The Good
Nokia Lumia 710: The Bad
Nokia Lumia 710: The Ugly






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