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Review: BlackBerry Bold 9930

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The BlackBerry Bold 9930's 5 megapixel camera is hamstrung with its lack of auto-focus. 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 typically 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.

 

Video

The Bold 9930 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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