Nokia 8 camera Review | Live Bokeh Best Portrait Mode


Are you searching for Nokia 8 camera, Just like the Nokia 7 and Nokia 7 Plus the Nokia 8 Sirocco has two cameras on the back. The one is a 12-megapixel camera with f / 1.8 aperture and the other a 13-megapixel telephoto lens with f / 2.6 large aperture. Thanks to the latter camera, you can zoom in up to 2x optically. What we were somewhat surprised about is that both electronic and optical image stabilization are lacking. For a suggested retail price of 750 euros you can expect at least one of both forms, but unfortunately. HMD, however, has invested in Carl Zeiss lenses. First, the flagship has a 5-megapixel lens camera. It does not have its own LED flash, but it has a screen flash and portrait mode. Remarkably, the resolution of the front camera is a lot lower than its predecessor or compared to mid-range devices coming from the same pipeline as the Nokia 7 Plus.

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Nokia 8 camera Features

If you have previously held a modern Nokia or somewhat older Lumia phone, the Nokia 8 camera interface will be familiar to you. This is kept as clean as possible so that you can focus on shooting. Basic settings for the flash and the like can be found at the top of the screen. The double optical zoom can be activated by pressing the ‘1,0x’ button (again to return to the original position).

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Nokia 8 Sirocco Live Bokeh Mode

Besides the ‘aiming, clicking’ mode, the Nokia 8 Sirocco also has a Pro mode. This gives you full control over the ISO-value, exposure correction, white balance, and similar issues. It is nice that HMD takes into account the wishes of amateur photographers who want to get everything out of the camera. You can shoot portrait photos with a blurry background using Live bokeh mode. The selfie camera delivers nice portrait photos. The Nokia 8 camera software does have a visible difficulty in distinguishing the hair tips from the background.

The Live bokeh mode with the primary camera is a story apart. The one time this feature worked, the other time we could print what we wanted, but the shutter button did not work. In fact, if we pressed enough times, the software opened the video mode. If the Live bokeh mode worked, we could only shoot one photo before this mode ‘froze’. The slider to add depth-of-field effects did not work. If you slide to the left, the foreground and background both appear in focus, moving to the right makes the background blurry. Whatever we tried, the background always remained sharp in the live preview. If the portrait mode worked, you saw the end result only after you shot a picture.

In a last attempt to get the Live bokeh mode up and running, we performed a hard reset. Once we had restored the factory settings, the portrait mode seemed to work. Our enthusiasm was short-lived because we quickly ran into the same problems. Whether it is a mistake in our review sample or whether it is a deep-rooted problem is difficult to say. In the video review of this flagship, Abhishek Baxi tells Android Authority extended about the same problem. This is the only example that we could find online from someone who had the same experience with the portrait mode as we do. If it turns out to be a bug in the software, we have no doubt that HMD will sooner or later solve this problem with a patch. The point is that the Nokia 8 camera should work out-of-the-box, especially given the price you pay for it. And that is clearly not the case. 

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