Review: BlackBerry 9670 Style
The Style is the second handset from RIM to come with a competitive 5 megapixel camera, which has autofocus and a flash. It's a much better camera than the 3.2 megapixel shooter RIM has relied on for its top phones for years.
The Style handles aspects such as white balance, color representation, and exposure as well as any other cameraphone. Images had vibrant and rich colors, and the Style appropriately accounted to whatever type of lighting was available. It had some problems here and there, with whites being blown out a few times, but mostly it did OK.
The flash can be set to auto, on, or off. Using the flash in the right settings will help. People in dark places are asking to be illuminated with the flash. Objects don't fare as well, and can give you a nasty flash effect.
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The average user will be mostly pleased with the Style's photo capabilities. More advanced users will have better results if they make use of the extensive shooting modes, and take care to use the flash appropriately. I would have no qualms about sharing photos captured with the Style via email, Facebook, Picasa, etc.
As with the still photos, color, exposure, and white balance are pretty much spot-on with the Style's video capturing capability. It even reacted well to a drastic change in light. The videos captured with the Style will certainly be Facebook- and maybe even YouTube-worthy.
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