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Monday, October 29, 2018

Nokia Asha 300, The Classic

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Mobile Photography: Image making with a vintage candy-bar Nokia Asha 300, looking up the archive for images worth presenting.
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I wasn't too happy at all with the images from an early outing with the Nokia 3.1, which came with a camera, as they say, is just another run-of-the-mill product with not much more to add to it. Though the camera's HDR function may help to boost the dynamic range and contrast, and give you slightly better images, let alone be I rather leave it aside for the moment.

Nokia Asha 300
Nokia Asha 300

Luck was with me as I came across a selection of images that were previously recorded on the Nokia Asha 300, a candy-bar cellular phone model introduced way back in 2011, which I was using then.

Small and diminutive when compared to today's smartphones, the cell is really compact and it sits comfortably in your hands. This may prove, however, to be a bit of a trifle when used as a camera with your fingers fumbling all over the camera control interface. On image capture, the Nokia Asha 300 came with a 5MP fixed-focus rear camera, capturing images with a maximum resolution of 2592 x 1944.

These initial groups of images, which I referred to as 'classic', not for any reason at all, were from around the office where I was previously working. While the first image is a good example of the capability of the camera, the others are a bit muddled up as they have been edited and re-edited again away from their original pixel size.

I did, however, find more images in the archive, including a small batch of images that are quite beyond what I had expected. Surprisingly, these include a batch of pretty sharp and clear images, with a good color rendition, which I will polish up and post in the next post of the Mobile Photography series.

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