Nokia C5-03 review: Camera

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The camera in the Nokia C5-03 is functional and packs in a 5MP sensor (which beats the 3.15MP on the Samsung Monte, but then again can't compete with the 8MP provided by the HTC 7 Mozart).

Zoomed in pictures are blurred, non-zoomed pictures are rather pixelated, but this isn't billed as a macro shot phone. Also, inexplicably, gone is the LED flash inbuilt into the previous model. The shot quality therefore is middling and you'd perhaps expect a little more from a phone costing close to £200.

Sadly there's no built-in camera shortcut button, which may hinder those quick-snap Twitpics, but once you're into the camera mode, there's a decent amount to play with pre-shot, including ISO, white balance and exposure, and a chance to make up for the lack of Instagram by engaging the sepia tones.

For those who don't want to mess around with ISO or white balance, there are pre-installed modes, including night, portrait and sports.

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DAY SHOT: No zoom, fruit tea – colour is beautiful and true to life

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NIGHT MODE: Knitting – without zoom the picture is detailed and withstands being ported to a bigger screen via Twitpic without too much blurring

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INDOORS: Picture taken indoors in average light – you get a grainy but decently detailed picture

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ZOOM: The 4x digital zoom results in a blurred photo and lack of detail