A t this time, the most mobile phones are designed in tight form and have trendy colors. Nokia follows this trend completely and designs trendy mobiles with striking colors. The Nokia N76 is such a design mobile, which is available in red and black.
It is true, these colors are not very striking, but the combination color and form manages to provide a trendy mobile phone.
The Nokia N-series mobile phones are in general true multimedia mobiles; a media player for music and film is standard present, as well as a digital camera. The Nokia N76 likewise possesses all these functions and can be used as a fully-fledged MP3 player, a digital camera and, of course, even as a handset. The dividing border gets thinner and thinner, sometimes I even ask myself if you can still make phone-calls with a mobile. Nokia provided the red version of the Nokia N76 for us; how the multimedia phone performs in real life, can be read in the following Nokia N76 review.
The Nokia N76 is a clamshell mobile with a large in- and outer screen. The mobile phone has been furnished with a few silver colored accents. When it is not in use, the outer screen looks like a mirror. Also with and around the buttons, the color silver takes in a significant place. On the back side of the Nokia N76, you can find the camera lens and the built-in flash, and on the front side the three music buttons. On the right hand side we will see the buttons for the operation of the digital camera, the photo album and the volume. On the left hand side, we find the flap for the microSD memory card.
The Nokia N76 mobile phone is still a synoptic mobile, despite of the reasonable amount of buttons. When the device is closed, you will find the music buttons on the front. Via these buttons you can start the MP3 player and the radio open the music library. This way, you can use your mobile as a fully-fledged MP3 player. On the right hand side, we can find the volume button, which also serves to browse within a menu, and the button for operating the camera. The only particular button inside the mobile is the multimedia button; via this button you can quickly access the multimedia menu to view photos and videos, or to listen to MP3 music or radio.
The camera of the Nokia N76 is a 2 Megapixel digital camera with a fixed focus lens and 20x digital zoom. The digital camera of the Nokia N76 can be activated by means of the menu or via the camera button on the right hand side of the device. If the camera is activated when the Nokia N76 is closed, the screen on the outside turns into the viewfinder. When the mobile phone is opened, the regular screen can be used to find the subject.
Unfortunately, the camera in the Nokia N76 does not feature an auto focus.
Actually, like all mobiles with a digital camera that I reviewed so far, the Nokia N76 likewise has a shutter lag problem. Meanwhile, I updated the firmware of the Nokia N76 so there has been some improvement, but a shutter lag remains present, and makes it nearly impossible to photograph fast moving subjects. You must have taken quite a few pictures to be able to judge when to press the shutter release if you want to photograph moving subjects. However, un-expectedly moving subjects are nearly impossible to capture.
The Nokia N76 possesses different setting possibilities for the digital camera. There are a few scenes from which you can choose, to get an as good as possible result. You have the choice from auto, portrait, landscape, night and night portrait mode. Also for the flash you have several setting modes; you can set the flash on auto, always on, anti-red eye and off. Besides this, you also have the possibility to set the self-timer, the white balance and the exposure values.
The image quality of the Nokia N76 lives up to the expectations. For a camera in this segment, such a quality is average; he who wants to use his mobile better or more aimed at photography, should choose the higher resolution models. If the picture is taken with good lighting situations, the quality is decent and the photos are well exposed and of average focus.
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