Nokia 7.1 is one of the latest Nokia Android smartphones that has been received very well worldwide. It is the first Nokia smartphone with notch that comes with a Zeiss-branded camera. The phone is already available in many markets including India.
Now time for our detailed Nokia 7.1 cameras review. In this article, we will review Nokia 7.1 cameras and will also compare the rear and front camera against the Nokia 6.1 Plus cameras to assess how it fares in terms of imaging and video recording quality.
For your information here are the Nokia 7.1 camera details,
- Primary camera Dual Main: 12 MP 2PD/AF/f1.8/1.28um, Dual second: 5 MP, BW/FF/f2.4/1.12um
Front-facing camera 8 MP FF/f2.0
Flash Dual flash
Nokia 7.1 vs Nokia 6.1 Plus Daylight Imaging comparison:
In crop comparison sets below, Nokia 6.1 Plus 100% image crop is on the top followed by Nokia 7.1 100% image crop. Click here for the full-size images if you want to compare yourself.
Here both cameras look similar in terms of resolved details but Nokia 7.1 camera applies more saturation to the images making them appear more vibrant. While this may be liked by many, others may like the Nokia 6.1 Plus images for their less-saturated treatment of images.
Nokia 7.1 vs Nokia 6.1 Plus extreme low-light without Flash:
In comparison sets below Nokia 7.1 image is below the Nokia 6.1 Plus. Click here for the full-size images if you want to compare yourself. These images were captured in almost dark and very low-light conditions. Here Nokia 7.1 camera captures more light than Nokia 6.1 Plus camera.
Even in case of better lighting one can easily notice that Nokia 7.1 camera captures more illuminated image than Nokia 6.1 Plus camera.
Nokia 7.1 selfie camera image is on the right in comparison set below. Nokia 7.1 selfie camera performs much better than Nokia 6.1 Plus camera in terms of capturing details.
Nokia 7.1 vs Nokia 6.1 Plus video recording & stabilization test:
For both daylight and low-light comparisons, video samples from Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus cameras have been used.
If you check the daylight video comparison above, Nokia 7.1 camera performs slightly better in terms of capturing details. EIS works fine on both the cameras making movements smoother.
In terms of low-light video comparison, the Nokia 7.1 camera offers better performance in terms of gathering more ligh and details. The video appears much less noisy. Focus locking is faster on Nokia 7.1.
Nokia 7.1 camera sample (Color):
Image of subjects like flowers have truer color as compared to artificially colored subjects like seen above.
Nokia 7.1 Bokeh/Macro sample:
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Comparison Conclusion & Final camera review:
Nokia 7.1 rear camera performs appreciably well in all lighting conditions. The improvement over Nokia 6.1 Plus is significant in low-lighting conditions while capturing both images as well videos.
In terms of daylight captures Nokia 6.1 Plus camera appears to be doing as good as Nokia 7.1 camera in most of the cases. Though in video capture Nokia 7.1 appears to be slightly better than Nokia 6.1 Plus camera in even daylight.
But when it comes to color reproduction Nokia 7.1 takes a slightly different approach and in some cases adds vibrancy to subjects. Though when capturing natural subjects like flowers, leaves the colors come out truer. It seems that HMD imaging team is getting good at tweaking algorithms.
Selfie camera wise too Nokia 7.1 appears to be the winner here with capturing much more amount of details than Nokia 6.1 Plus selfie camera.