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The camera specifications are pretty high-end on the Nokia C7. There's a double LED flash next to the 8MP main camera, which has a video capability of 720p. Still, it's not quite up to the standard of the Nokia N8's 12MP shooter and Xenon flash.
There are a few potentially useful features here, though, such as face detection and a vivid colour tone option in addition to the more usual black-and-white and sepia treatments. The camera is easy to use thanks to its side button, and it kicks in quickly enough for you to shoot a candid shot or video. There's none of the start-up lag here that we saw with the N8.
In addition, there's a front facing VGA camera for making video calls. Not to everyone's taste, but we can't see the harm.
The camera did well to pick out the detail in this photo on a dull day. Click here to see the full resolution image.
There is a maximum of 2x digital zoom for stills, and you can even zoom when shooting at 8-megapixels. The zoom level and resulting image quality are both pretty good. Follow the links to view the full size versions of the station and zoomed in tracks.
The sepia option lets you add an air of age to any photo. We did think there was a bit too much grey rather than brown in the photos we took, though. Follow the links to see the full size normal and sepia-toned versions of this shot.
The 720p video is shot at 25 frames a second, and it is one of the best examples we've seen. Sharp and clear, it becomes slightly jerky on our fast panning, but we've seen a lot worse.
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