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Review: Nokia C7 Astound

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Pictures

The Astound has an 8-megapixel camera. It’s an advanced camera, and has lots of options. My guess is most normal people won't bother with a lot of the fine controls, and will simply shoot away.

When used outdoors in bright sunlight, the Astound delivered clear shots with good exposure most of the time. A small number of shots were overexposed, or had white balance that was off a bit, though I noticed very little grain. When indoors, it performed better than many other camera phones on the market. The dual-LED flash goes a long way to getting things right.

With so many pixels, users will certainly want to blow up some images captured with the Astound, and those images will look very good.

 

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Video

The Astound can shoot HD video. It offers stabilization and other controls so that users can adjust its behavior to match the environment.

The Astound did a fine job at capturing video, and I was mostly pleased with the results. Sure, there's grain here and there, and sometimes the sensor wasn't able to handle large swings in lighting, but by and large it produces clean, usable video that people will want to share.

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