So far it has all been pretty good stuff with the Samsung Galaxy Europa i5500, but now we hit a snag. The camera is stuck at 2 megapixels.
On paper that's a really low specification and with no flash or macro mode it is a bit low grade. Still, there is a smile shot mode and panorama shooting too, and the quality of individual photos was actually very high. Video is another story, though.
It is limited to 320x240 pixels, and while the quality is okay given the low resolution of the camera, videos really aren't good enough to share beyond the handset.
Choose the right day, like the bright and sunny one on which we took our sample shots, and photos are passable. Yes there's the lack of definition you would associate with a low resolution camera, but we would not be embarrassed to share these photos.
This view is reasonably good, and though the colours lack a bit of vibrancy the shot is far from being a disaster.
We got quite close to our little pal here to take this photo, and the feather detail isn't too bad at all. Another photo we would not be ashamed to share with friends.
The camera did struggle a lot more indoors. The pixilation in this photo is clear for all to see – it really struggled to let in enough light to take a shot, and the definition is poor.