Nokia X2 review: Camera

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The Nokia X2 comes with a five-megapixel camera, which on paper sounds impressive. There is a dedicated camera button on the right hand side of the phone, allowing fast access to the camera app.

With a 5MP sensor you would expect fairly passable shots. However, that is sadly not the case. Due to the lack of any real focus capability in the lens, images are blurry and colours look washed out and unrealistic.The flash is bright enough, but has little effect in adding quality to stills.

The Nokia X2 does come with a couple of extra features, such as negative effect mode – a fun and welcome addition to an otherwise lacklustre camera.

We subjected the X2 to a variety of environments and lighting conditions and in all cases the images it produced failed to impress. Will the Nokia X2 be good for the occasional snapshot for Facebook? Yes, but don't expect to win any photographic awards with it!

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OUTDOORS: Colours are dull and drained of life

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ZOOM: A 4x digital zoom wasn't enough to produce quality close-ups

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FLASH: In low light, the flash failed to have much of an effect

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INDOORS: In natural light, images still appear flat

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NEGATIVE MODE: Negative effect mode brings a touch of fun to the Nokia X2 camera

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