BlackBerry DTEK60 – Camera
Camera tech has never been BlackBerry’s strong point, and this remains true on the DTEK60. The 21-megapixel rear camera isn’t terrible; it’s just distinctly average, especially when compared to the OnePlus 3T’s, which itself isn’t perfect.
The f/2.0 is pretty standard in today’s market, but means the phone doesn’t perform well in low light. Shots taken at night universally come out unbalanced and suffer from noise. Being fair to BlackBerry, this is an issue on all handsets in the DTEK60’s price point.
Photos taken in regular light are generally ok and more than good enough for sharing on social media, but the camera’s autofocus can be a bit hit-and-miss. On a few occasions the camera would require several manual tap-to-focus attempts before it would centre on my intended subject matter, which was a real annoyance when trying to capture time-sensitive moments.
Video recording is slightly better, thanks to the inclusion of video image stabilisation, which does a reasonable job of keeping footage judder-free – though you’ll still need a steady hand. However, be warned the phone does begin to heat up when you record at the maximum 4K resolution for more than a minute or two.
The 8-megapixel front camera is more than good enough for selfies and video calling in regular light, but again falls apart in dim conditions.The camera struggles in mixed light
And is pretty dire in the dark
But it’s OK in regular light
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