Blackberry Z10

Blackberry Z10 Camera Review 2022- Is It Good?

The Z10 is crucial for BlackBerry, the cell phone manufacturer formerly known as Research in Motion. It’s the first device running the long-delayed BlackBerry 10 operating system, which the company is hoping will herald the start of a comeback after years of losing market share to Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems.

The Blackberry Z10’s camera app is intuitive to use and has a thoughtful layout. Without the unnecessary steps we’ve seen in some other camera apps, there is no need to scroll, and entering and exiting menus is quick.

The Z10 camera was put to the test in the following ways: read on to find if it’s worthy of a phone that’s clearly the result of a lot of effort from BlackBerry.

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Key Specifications Of Blackberry Z10 Camera

  • 8-megapixel backside-illuminated sensor
  • F2.2 lens
  • LED flash
  • 1080p 30fps video recording
  • 5 frames per second in continuous shooting mode
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Volume-button configurable as shutter release (but no half-press)
  • 2MP front camera with 720p video
  • 5x Digital Zoom
  • Time Shift feature
  • Story Maker app

Other Specifications

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus dual-core processor, 1.5 GHz
  • 4.2-inch 1280×768 356 PPI display
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • Micro-SD card support up to 64GB
  • 1800mAH removable battery
  • NFC
Blackberry Z10

Pros And Cons Of Blackberry Z10 Camera

Pros:

  • In terms of image quality, it’s excellent.
  • There’s a little more on offer here than on the iPhone including a choice of aspect ratios plus a burst mode.
  • The colors look really natural, the shots are well exposed and there’s a good amount of detail.
  • Timeshift is a feature that allows you to quickly take several pictures, then select the best elements from each picture to combine them into a single, beautiful picture.

Cons:

  • You have to ‘grab’ the focus indicating square and drag it to where you need it, rather than just tapping on the screen as on the iPhone for instance.
  • Shooting options aren’t as comprehensive as Windows Phone 8 or Android
  • There’s no panorama mode.

Introduction Of Blackberry Z10 Camera App 

Pressing and holding the camera icon in the lower corner of the lock screen on the Z10 will take you directly to the camera. When you click the button, a camera icon with a progress bar encircling it appears in the center of the screen. The two seconds you have to wait for the bar to finish its circle seem like an eternity, like the proverbial watched kettle in digital form. The camera app appears after a brief delay. The speed of a swipe-based implementation is faster than having no shortcut at all.

Alternatively, swiping the screen without pressing the power button bypasses the lock screen entirely and wakes the phone right up. There is always a camera shortcut on the bottom of the screen that responds to a regular tap as long as you are not in an app.

Tap anywhere on the screen or press the volume button to take a picture after you’ve opened the camera. Which you prefer will depend on your personal preferences, but both options are good.

By default, the centered bracket serves as the source of exposure and focus. This bracket can be moved around to choose a different focus and exposure point. As some camera apps maintain center-weighted exposure regardless of where the focus point is set, we are happy to see that focus and exposure remain linked. After taking a picture, the bracket snaps back to the center, which is a bit of idiot-proofing that makes it difficult to quickly pop off another frame. The lack of a “traditional” exposure compensation function is a drawback. Moving the focus point is your only means of adjusting exposure, just like on an iPhone.

It’s your responsibility to wait for the bracket to turn green before pressing the shutter button because, unusually, the Z10 camera app doesn’t wait to acquire focus. However, phones do not frequently exhibit this behavior. Jumping the gun can result in blurry pictures, but it also ensures that you won’t miss a moment even if the focus isn’t yet locked.

When switching from an iPhone, users may be impressed by the Z10 camera app’s flexibility (scene modes!) but it’s a bit restrictive next to the native apps we’ve seen on Android and Windows mobile devices. There is a button in the top right corner that allows you to switch between the still, video, and time-shift modes (more on this in the features section). A triple-dot icon on the lower right of the screen leads to a constrained menu. In addition to switching to the front camera, you can also set the aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9), the shooting mode (normal, stabilized, or burst), and the scene mode (Auto, Action, Whiteboard, Night, Beach, or Snow). The flash can be turned on automatically, forcibly, or not at all. Manual ISO, white balance, exposure compensation, and metering mode—more technical parameters—are not present.

The camera app on the Z10 is intuitive to use and has a thoughtful layout. Without the unnecessary steps we’ve seen in some other camera apps, there is no need to scroll, and entering and exiting menus is quick. When the shooting mode, flash, or scene mode are changed from their default settings, a shortcut that returns to the default can be found in the upper left corner of the main screen: it’s little touches like this that make big differences in usability.

Our Review Of Blackberry Z10 Camera

We took the photographer’s needs into account when designing the BlackBerry Z10 camera. We investigated the camera app’s native user interface and unique features. We played around with new features like Time Shift and Story Maker as well as the camera’s performance when taking still photos and videos. Hope this article is useful for you!

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