Review: Nokia C7 Astound
The Astound's 8-megapixel camera can be opened either from the dedicated button or main menu. It launches quickly. Once open, there are a number of on-screen controls. The bottom left offers access to a general Options menu. On the right side of the screen, Nokia has positioned quick access to the video camera, flash settings, and then the full settings tool.
Once your settings are all in place, taking shots is a breeze. The Astound shoots pictures quickly, getting you back to the camera faster. Each image is previewed after taken, and users can at that moment choose to edit it, view it, save it, or send it somewhere.
Nokia's camera software has always been capable.
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The gallery application is a grid of thumbnails. The thumbnails are pretty small, and it's actually a bit tough to see enough detail to know what image you're looking at. Pressing any of them opens up the image on the screen.
Swiping left or right pages your through your image library. The editing tools are quite robust. Some of the options include rotating, resizing, cropping, as well as a number of effects, such as bubble text, clip art, stamps and so on. There's also fine tuning of exposure, white balance, contrast and so on available if that's your thing.
Once images appear as you want them to, the Astound allows for easy attachment to outgoing messages, and now Twitter and Facebook through the Social Networking application.
There is also a video clip editor for the camcorder app. The video editor offers just the basics, such as trimming clip length.
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