Motorola Milestone 2 review: Camera

The Milestone 2's camera is rated at five megapixels and is a decent performer. You also get an LED flash and a small selection of scene modes, with the highlight being a particularly sharp macro mode.

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It's not the most feature-packed of the Android phone cameras, but you get what you need: landscape mode, macro, a sepia option and some wholly useless red/green tints and the crazy Solarise effect.

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The phone's quick to focus, with the custom camera button making it easy to shoot. Geotagging is supported and there's an image stabilisation option among the phone's scene modes, plus a digital zoom.

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The digital zoom is as useless, though – reducing photos to 864 x 496 resolution at maximum zoom and leaving you with a blocky result covered in artefacting.

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SOLARISE MODE: No idea why.

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Shots emerge surprisingly pleasingly in twilight scenarios with plenty of detail.

On the highest quality setting, each photo saves as around a 1MB file, at a widescreen resolution of 2592 x 1456. There's a slight patterned blotchy effect present when viewing them at full size, but scale them down to Facebook resolution and they look good.

Low light photos aren't great, though, with the camera doing way too much over-compensating and boosting the brightness more than necessary in night mode. As a result, gloomy shots all come out super bright and rather washed out.

However it's comparable to the similar spec camera of the HTC Desire, and would easily do you as a replacement snapper for recording your little outings and social events.