People are saying the Blackberry Z10’s camera is shit. Being Canadian, I wanted to find out for myself. I took it downtown to grab some food this afternoon.
The biggest complaint I’ve heard is that it’s terrible in low light. So, I decided to spend most of the time shooting it where there isn’t very good light. On the Toronto Metro.
I quickly came to the conclusion that 80 percent of the reviews saying the camera sucks in low light are confusing sucking in low light with bad metering.
The Z10 simply meters for the point of focus. If you use it correctly it does just fine in low light.
I actually quite enjoyed shooting the Z10. It’s focus system is nice allowing you to drag to focus and touch anywhere on the screen to shoot. It’s intuitive.
I like it as a phone, too. Canadian patriotism? Maybe.
One of my favorite parts is the magnetic flip case. If you close it while shooting it shuts down the screen and once flipped open it starts the camera app up in less than a second. Good for conserving battery. Sorta a big deal in mobile photography.
Tip: All mobile cameras suck in low light.
It’s more about how you use them.
After a day or so with the Blackberry Z10 I can honestly say I dig it. Give me some apps and it’s the first phone I could realistically see taking the place of the iPhone as my mobile shooter.