Acer Liquid Mini review: Camera

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The five-megapixel camera is flashless and lacks autofocus capabilities. It can be activated by a side button, which you need to hold in for a bit rather than simply press, or through a Home screen icon.

You can cut down on storage size by reducing the quality of JPEGs the camera saves, though we can't really see the point. Exposure can be set as centre weighted, spot metered or frame average, which adds a little more utility, and you can fiddle with the ISO settings too, should you want to get technical. Geotagging is also an option.

There are various colour effects – mono, negative, sepia and aqua – and a rather useless digital zoom. When you've taken a shot, you can view it in the gallery and choose between a number of sharing options.


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OUTDOORS: Taken early on a fairly sunless morning, this shot shows how bad the Acer Liquid Mini camera can be at capturing enough light. Zoom in and the pixels are dull and fragmented

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CLOSE UP: Indoors in a dimly lit cafe, this close up makes our snack look inviting

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INDOORS: Indoors in a well-lit shopping centre, a normal mode shot is perfectly acceptable

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BLACK AND WHITE: In the same shopping centre we tried the mono mode to good effect

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NEGATIVE: Negative shooting mode adds a little fun to proceedings

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SEPIA: Sepia mode gives a photograph that air of oldness

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AQUA: We can never really understand why cameras include an aqua mode. Do you want your photos to look like they were taken underwater? Us neither

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ZOOM: And here's why you should never use the digital zoom feature on any camera. We're at full stretch here, and it shows