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Review: BlackBerry Bold 9900

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Photos

I was secretly hoping the 9900 would somehow perform better than the 9930 with respect to photos. I can't say that it did. While images I captured were, as a group, decent enough to look at, none of them were excellent. Indoor shots showed a lot of grain and soft focus. Outdoor shots were more accurately in focus, and colors/white balance was fine, but exposure was off. It also had a hard time balancing settings with bright and dark regions, which led to plenty of photos with both under and overexposed regions. Sure, some of the photos are worth sharing, but I've seen better performance from phones with 3.2-megapixel cameras.

 

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Video

The Bold 9900 shoots video at a maximum resolution of 720p HD. On average, results are better those generated by the still camera. While both indoor and outdoor footage showed more grain than I'd like, it was dialed down to acceptable levels when shooting in bright sunshine. Focus was good, details were visible, and there were no odd problems, such as ghosting, or stuttery movement. Again, not the best video results from a phone, but still pretty good.

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