Have you heard of the saying “All good things come in small packages!”?
As travel bloggers we travel a lot and take a lot of pictures. I had always wished that good cameras came in small packages that I could use in a jiffy and which also gave a reasonable result.
One day, ominous rain clouds had gathered and it had been threatening to rain again, in Mumbai. I was working in my study and just happened to see outside. The ethereal setting impressed me and I was just about to get up and get my regular camera that was stored in another room. I was feeling a bit lazy and stretched my hand to pick up the cell phone that had just come in the morning and I had not had a chance to use.
I thought of using it in this scenario for the very first shot and soon I was enjoying using it for many a shots under different settings. The review on the mobile screen was a treat to watch with its Hi definition and enchanting colours. Viewers, I show you some of them here.
I normally carry my regular camera whenever I go out. However, another day, I was going for an important meeting where I could not take my camera and it was already raining. (Omg, when will the rains stop in Mumbai!).
While in the cab I watch the droplets being formed on the windows and disappearing. Using my regular camera, I would have used the manual focus to pick out the droplets clearly. Autofocus often tries to focus beyond the glass at other objects like buildings and trees. I decided to test out the manual focus feature. Within a few minutes of playing around, I got hang of it. Both autofocus and manual focus are presented below. I would like to point out that the cab was moving slowly when these shots were taken.
Later in the night, I went to visit a local “Dandiya” programme and decided to take Zenfone 3 also. While the dancing area was well lit using high power lamps, the idol of the Goddess was under low power frequently changing coloured lights.
I present below a video and some shots under low light and artificial lights.
So viewers, do we have a good small footprint camera which also doubles up as a cell phone. I would really like to think my small package camera is here. I particularly loved the manual feature where I could manipulate, ISO, White Balance, focusing and also the shutter speed.
Here are a few more, clicked using onscreen HDR and other options.
Here’s the video clicked with Zenfone 3.
Disclaimer: The phone was given to us for review on returnable basis. It is no more with us.
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