Nokia e5 review

The Nokia E5 sports a 5-megapixel camera, and it has the usual straightforward to access set of controls that pop up when you hit the left softkey.

Nokia e5 review

You've got access to a fair range of scene modes, including one that is user defined, and a little explanation is given of what the modes are ideal for – which could be handy.

Nokia e5 review

The self-timer runs to 2, 10 and 20 seconds and there is a lot of flexibility, with sequence shooting even running to taking a shot every 30 minutes – great if you want to try your hand at some time-lapse activity.

Nokia e5 review

Video mode has a different array of options, with just automatic and night scene modes on offer, and there is a panorama mode setting too.

Nokia e5 review

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In general the camera produced dull images that lacked vibrancy and colour. This scene was photographed on a fairly dull day, but even with the lack of surrounding light the photo really should be brighter.

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In this photo some of the silver parts of the bike frame are way too over-exposed

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Indoors, the Nokia N5 also seemed to have trouble letting in enough light in many instances, though this close up of a sleepy cat is fairly well-defined and bright.

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In panorama mode the Nokia E5 stitches several photos together to make one long, wide photo. The resolution of the panorama is 1220 x 8000 pixels. Photos are shot automatically by the camera as you move it to frame shots within a defined area.

Automatic processing of the image was a rather time consuming affair. A major issue is that the camera seems to have made an error with the middle of the image, using the same photo twice.