Blackberry Z10 Camera Test

Blackberry, which will no longer be known as RIM in any corner of the Earth, released the Z10 today (along with the Q10).  But you already knew that.  The phone, in my opinion, doesn’t look half bad, but to be candid, I’m too far entrenched in iOS, and now Android to even consider switching.

Furthering my gap of adoption is this recent test by Gizmodo.  They pitted the Z10′s camera against three other smartphones, each on a different platform, and each a flagship device.  The result?  Pretty sad, and as they astutely put it, an “abject and miserable failure”.  To be clear, this is a low light shot WITHOUT a flash.  So that isn’t to say the Z10′s camera won’t perform in a well lit scenario, but you can forget about capturing solid shots in low light scenarios, such as bars, restaurants, and really anywhere there isn’t a great amount of light.

Needless to say, the Nokia Lumia 920 performs the best of the bunch thanks to the company’s Pureview technology.  Coming in second is the iPhone 5, followed closely by the Samsung S3.  Now, that isn’t to say you shouldn’t buy the Blackberry Z10 on the camera alone.  After all,  there are other phones on the market whose camera also sucks proverbial balls; case in point is the Nexus 4.  Nevertheless, if you’re an Instagram whore, or depend on your smartphone for your vacation shots, you’re gonna wanna look else where, or just concede, and carry around a stand alone point and shoot.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."