by Mike McNamee Published 01/07/2016
Watermarking may also be applied.
This is a much vaunted feature although to anybody with Photoshop or Lightroom such conversions are trivial. The image was OK but shooting directly into the sun revealed a lot of flare along with posterisation in the deep shadow tones.
Close-up performance is good as shown by the detail in the dog's hair.
The colour accuracy of the camera is quite good on automatic settings and could be improved with some modest adjustments to deliver quite accurate renderings. As with all phone cameras the focal length is very limiting for many shots and portraits have pretty ugly distortion of facial features. The headline feature of monochrome would carry little sway with pro photographers as the translation can easily be carried out in our standard software. We did not test the phone. There are a number of crtitical reviews on the web but we shall leave the phone geeks to fight it out.
For sharing snaps at a social event, (seemingly, the main use for such cameras), it probably provides an edge over less sophisticated models but at almost £450 it is a high price to pay for a camera with phone facilities.
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