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EE Rook – Camera

The EE Rook has two cameras. The first is rear-facing, and uses a 5-megapixel CMOS image sensor.

While autofocus and flash are absent on the Rook, there is a 4x digital zoom. Quality degrades significantly when zooming, but that’s to be expected. Also, if you’re in anything less than bright outdoor lighting, detail is severely lacking.

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However, with some decent lighting, a steady grip, and some Instagram filter trickery, you can certainly wing photos that are good enough for social media.

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There are a number of capture modes that look to improve snaps too, including EV, scene, colour effect, continuous shot, face detection, anti-flicker, plus settings for picture size and white balance.

The front-facing camera is an equally unimpressive 0.3-megapixel unit that would make us scoff if it was on any other phone.

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But this is the Rook, and it’s cheap, so the fact that it even has a front-facing camera is a remarkable feat.

It’s a great inclusion because it means you can make video calls and send selfies to your friends/relatives/co-workers on Snapchat.

You can record video with the rear camera at 30 frames per second, or 15 frames per second in night mode. Quality isn’t great, though.