HTC hd7 review

This isn't HTC's attempt to bring the best camera to Windows Phone 7, but that doesn't mean it offers a poor performance.

Instead of the 8MP camera with Xenon flash on the HTC Mozart, the HTC HD7 comes with a 5MP option with only a really bright double LED flash.

HTC hd7 review

The camera interface is pretty basic too, but it's easily accessed from the phone's screen, and enables you to change the focus mode, ISO levels and a constant option to change the flash, which we're glad Microsoft has realised is among the most often used features.

HTC hd7 review

The same can be said for video where, like the camera mode, the light can be toggled on and off for easy use and there are a basic range of options to mess with resolution and the like.

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A quick snap was nice and easy with the HD7, although the corner light wasn't balanced well

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A general scene looks a little bit dark in automatic mode

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The HTC HD7 outperformed the Samsung Omnia 7 at capturing detail in a bright scene

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Standard scenes with lots of colour have a tendency to look over saturated though

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We thought we'd struck gold with this picture - photography awards were on their way. But then the bright sun came in and ruined it all. Again.

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The rainbow - the Aurora of the British summer (sort of). Still, with nice levels and colour balance it's shown up beautifully here