N82 on a Night out: Verdict – BRILLIANT!

| November 18, 2007 | 6 Replies

Note: Everything was under, basically, pitch black conditions.

I didn’t expect it to do as well as it did, but the N82 is a class act on the club scene.

First – no pics came out blurry. It was a bit touch and go with the autofocus not locking sometimes, but out of the 200 pictures I took, NONE were fuzzed up to the point that you can’t even tell who’s in the picture (a common symptom of N95 and night clubs). Even those that my friends took. When viewed on a 1920 x 1200 pixel screen, it’s just scary to think this came from a phone as some of the skin tones produced are just extremely accurate. In fact, it has outperformed my old FujiFinepix F10, which, as a dedicated camera phone rarely reaches the 90% threshold of non-fuzzed pics which the N82 has somehow achieved.

Sharing the pics with my housemates – the feedback was that it is a hell of a good camera. Not just camera phone, but a camera. The flash is just powerful enough to light up the scene whilst still capturing extensive background that would otherwise be lost by a flash that’s too powerful. There are some usability issues, like, I feed the shutter is too far in to the left, and that there should be a function to show the picture for 1 second and then quickly be ready to capture a new one without pressing the shutter or “back” again.

I’m soaking wet right now as it rained on our way home…do you know how hard it is to flag a taxi down when there are 2000 other people trying to get it too?


What’s even better is that there’s still 4 bars on it. I’m just pleased beyond expectation.

It resolved so many of the failures of Nokia’s previous imaging king, the N95.

  • The camera is quick to start up,
  • The camera is quick to save,
  • The camera is fast enough to capture spontaneous scenes,
  • The camera is brilliant at low light settings!

I find that using Red-eye reduction to bring out the best pictures. It still leaves in some red eye, but the results are more often than not, crisp, vivid images.

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There’s so many photos for me to wade through, but the above should be good enough to give an example of the N82 in low light action. Directly above, is a spontaneous scene, just lifted the N82 over my head and framed one of my friends really well. These aren’t the best quality pics compared to the rest, but those – my friends would kill me if I put them up, hahaha! Some look so bad (in the, I didn’t know my face could look like that, bad) .

Shame not everyone was out this Saturday though! Would have been good to see them captured on the N82!

(Yes…I do have a big essay to do today, so I best get some sleep!)

– Oh – and I just looked at a video I took as well – that came out strangely well too, you could see fairly the same amount as you could with your own eyes, and sound is alright too….

…Ah…the realization that with the N82, users can genuinely not carry an extra camera with them on a night out like I used to. It takes good enough pictures, and has the stamina to match even the most demanding of users.


Category: 3rd edition, Nseries, S60

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