Nokia Lumia 520 Camera Review
Nokia Lumia 520 has a 5 mega pixel camera with no LED flash light. It takes pictures at 2592 x 1456 resolution. The camera can make movies at 1280 x 720 resolution with frame rate of 30 fps.
Lets look at the panorama photo first. The phone has a panorama mode available, which can assist you but it doesnt have the best interface. I like how panorama works in iOS or android where you can just take pictures by moving camera around and the software does a great. Nokia Lumia 520 panorama feature also assists you to take the photos but its difficult to use and and stitching is not very perfect. You can see by looking at the sample below.
The Outdoor camera results of nokia lumia 520 were satisfying. The colors came on very good. The images were very sharp and the contrast was fine too. However its little difficult to take steady shots using the shutter button on the phone. which is little hard to press and if you use that your images come up little shaky. I basically used the touch screen to just take the photos. Whenever I used the dedicated camera shutter button the photos got blurry. Nokia does however have a solution for this. They have provided a smart shoot option in the OS. Which can take upto 6 photos in succession and you can then choose which one to save.
The camera also has auto focus , you can touch anywhere in the screen and it will focus that area. So We can say that it has a pretty decent camera for a 5 mp. Take a look at the samples below.
Since the camera doesnt have LED flash light. Taking pictures indoor will be a problem. Although it takes good photos in low light. The image below was taken in very low light with only one energy saver in the room.
Cinemagraph is a cool feature provided in the lumia 520. Cinemagraphs are photos which have some animation. The app used for making cinemagraph is very easy to use. You basically take a picture by holding it steady for few seconds and then select the area which you want to stay animated. So I really liked the cinemagraph feature. You can take some very creative photos with this feature. Its like short video memories. Take a look at the cinemagraph samples below. Wait for the page to load completely to see the magic in the images below.