HTC Wildfire S review: Camera

HTC wildfire s

The HTC Wildfire S comes with a 5MP camera, powered by an almost identical menu system to that used in the larger and more powerful HTC Desire S.

HTC wildfire s

The only difference here is the lack of a couple of the fancier image filter options that featured on the Desire S, such as the vignette and hipster-style retro filters. All you get on the Wildfire S are:

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SEPIA: A warm sepia filter

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OLD SCHOOL: A black and white effect

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NEGATIVE: The usual pointless negative

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POSTERIZE: And a posterize option for creating your own Andy Warhol prints.

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BLUE: There are also aqua (blue tint over everything) and solarize (a bit like negative, only messier) to play with.

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The image preview comes with an icon to instantly set the photo you've just taken as an icon to represent one of your contacts, which is handy. It's all very 'joined up'.

Photos taken at the highest resolution of 2592x1728 look nice in good light, although areas with high detail, such as grass and trees, tend to end up looking a little smudgy when viewed at full size.

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FLASH: The flash is a highlight, making indoor, low-light photos look great (if it weren't for the red eye problem)

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DARK:Without the flash, low-light photos emerge looking very grainy indeed

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MOODY: Outdoor scenes also look overly dark without a strong light source

It's your standard, slightly disappointing HTC camera, basically. Great for outdoors landscapes, but not so hot if you go to places that aren't substantially illuminated by a large, nearby star.

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