Home  ›  Reviews  ›

Review: Nokia N97

Form Basics Extras Video Wrap Up Comments  16  

Music Camera Pictures/Video Browse/Customize Extras  

Pictures

Pictures captured outside in the sun were stunning in their clarity, sharpness and exposure; practically perfect images every time. Many were worthy of being blown up to at least 8 x 10 prints. If you want something to replace your point-and-shoot camera while on vacation (assuming you're going to be outside climbing mountains or looking at Roman architecture), this is the phone to do it.

Pictures shot in a darkened bar were as bad as those taken from any VGA camera — even with the flash and auto-focus to help out. Disappointing to say the least. I was pretty surprised at how grainy, noisy and out-of-focus the images were — even when the phone told me they were in focus. If you're going to take a shot of your best buds from across the table in a restaurant, I'd say you're good to go. Taking pix of anything more than 4 or 5 feet away, however, isn't going to get the best results.

 

AD       article continues below...

Video

The N97 shoots video at 30 frames per second. For the most part, it looks great. You'll hardly believe the video came from a phone. If you're one to shoot video of your kids playing sports, the N97 will be a great tool. The ability to upload and share everything via Ovi is nice, too.

Related

Subscribe to news & reviews with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Twitter Phone Scoop on Facebook Subscribe to Phone Scoop on YouTube Follow on Instagram

 

All content Copyright 2001-2019 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.