Nokia 6 Might NOT Be A Photographers’ Smartphone

The much hyped Nokia 6 was recently launched at the MWC 2017 with a price tag of EUR 229 (approx. INR 16,000). I personally had a lot of expectations out of this phone in terms of the camera specifications, which disappoints me a lot.

Currently the INR 13,000 – 16,000 price bracket in smartphone market is really competitive, focusing mainly on the camera be it the rear or the front camera. This is when Nokia announces a phone in this price bracket that too with the pixel size of only 1µm, so i though of doing a brief camera review of Nokia 6 based on the specifications.

nokia 6 camera

Smartphones such as the Motorola Moto G4 Plus features a 16MP image sensor as big as 1/2.4″ which has the pixel size of 1.3µm, and the Honor 6X features 12MP 1/2.9″ image sensor with 1.25 µm pixel size. Even though the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes with a smaller sensor size of 1/3.06″, the brands didn’t run after megapixels and stopped at 13 MP to make the pixel size of 1.12 μm.

But when it comes to the camera specifications of recently launched Nokia 6, it is sad to see that it features a small 1/3.06″ image sensor (not officially stated, an assumption based on the number of pixels and the pixel size). The worst part is that the pixel size is of only 1µm, which ensures that you would not be able to capture better low light photos. Why 16MP? Nokia could have restricted the pixel count to 12MP or at the best 13MP, but to make a mark in the market with their comeback they though of going with numbers.

nokia 6 camera

This is all based on the numbers and technicalities, rest depends on what technology they have adopted to improve the camera performance especially in low light conditions. Till then, I would be waiting to get my hands on the Nokia 6 to test its camera capabilities.

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Kunal Malhotra is a socially renowned photographer with 10+ years of practical photography experience. He started his journey as a photography enthusiast in 2011 while pursuing Mass Communication. After working for 5 years as a Digital Marketing professional, he quit his job to become a full-time Photography Mentor. Kunal is currently associated with Canon as a Canon Maestro, and is also working with Amazon to generate photography-centric informative content. He is also a staff writer at Digital Photography School, a leading Photography blog read globally. Kunal specializes in teaching, influencing and motivating photography enthusiasts by the means of his Photography YouTube channel ‘The Photography Blogger’, one of the biggest in the country. His aim is to spread the knowledge about photography across the country, by making videos in Hindi language. Kunal has conducted 50+ photography walks and workshops on various genres of photography. Kunal holds expertise in multiple genres of photography in order to further share his knowledge with 500,000+ people connected with him on digital platforms. Street, Fashion, Wedding and Product are among his favourite genres of photography.

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