Nokia 700

The Nokia 700 comes equipped with a 5MP LED flash camera with 2x digital zoom and fixed focus lens, which sadly means no particularly artsy depth-of-field shots. Still, there are some impressive editing and scene modes - Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Night, Night Portrait and Custom, which enables you to edit the exposure, contrast, white balance, flash mode and so on.

It's easy to reach all these settings too, sitting as they do within easy reach in a sidebar. To take the image, you can either use the soft key, the on-screen touch key or set the self-timer. But we found in the end that the scene modes barely ever helped to add anything to the shot.

It's a good camera for uploading to Facebook and Twitter - which you can do easily from the gallery, plus add a comment - but not for capturing particularly memorable images.

Nokia 700

AUTO: This image was taken at sunset in Auto. The contrast is deep, the water sharp and the colours true-to-life.

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LANDSCAPE: Image taken two seconds later in Landscape mode: little has changed, except perhaps the light on the water is a little brighter.


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DAYLIGHT: Taken in daytime in Auto - the scene is a little pixilated because it was zoomed in as far as it would go, but the colours are fairly true-to-life, just a little overly light in contrast.


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NIGHT NO FLASH: Taken at night in Auto, with no flash. The surroundings of the building are almost completely swallowed by darkness, and the lit areas are blurred.

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NIGHT WITH FLASH: Taken two seconds later in Night mode with flash - the LED flash hasn't lit up any extra of the scene and produces an almost identical image.

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BOKEH: Night time with flash near a light source. The image is noisy, with the light streaking across the image and creating a little bokeh. Surroundings (path and building) are visible but blurred.

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INDOORS: Taken indoors without flash. The colour tone is overly warm but generally true-to-life. The photo is sharp.

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HARSH FLASH: Taken indoors with flash. The flash reflects off the surface of the mug, creating a harsh image and darkening the surrounding table and scene.

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For anyone interested in the retro photography apps that proliferate the Apple and Android app stores, there is one main choice for Symbian users: Molome. It's a free app that will take an image and add a hipster filter, the same as, say, Instagram.

You have to have uploaded so many photos in the first instance to qualify for the best free filters, but for a free Symbian app you can't really fault it.