Motorola Moto Z8 review | Camera
Motorola Moto Z8 Camera phone
Motorola Z8 Digital camera
Pictures can be made with the integrated 2 Megapixel fixed focus digital camera. The digital camera is situated on the back of the handset and can be used even when the handset is closed. It is equipped with a flash positioned right next to the camera lens. This enables taking pictures in badly lit circumstances. Thanks to the 8x digital zoom distant objects can get a lot closer. However, a digital zoom decreases the quality of the picture rather quickly. So it might be wise to refrain from zooming. The self-timer can be used to stop blur from movements of the camera when taking a shot. Placing the cell phone on a fixed spot prevents blur but limits the freedom of moving around thus preventing you from shooting spontaneous snapshots.
Motorola MotoRIZR Z8 phone
Motorola Moto Z8 Shutter release lag
When the release button of the Motorola Z8 is pushed down, the camera is activated. After pressing the button completely down, a picture is taken. The release lag of the digital camera is significant when normal mode is on. It is almost impossible to capture a fast moving object in normal mode. When you select sports mode, the release lag improves. Still it is difficult to capture a moving object even in this mode. Storing a picture takes quite a while and makes sequential shooting impossible.
Motorola Z8 Phone buttons
Motorola Z8 Camera button
Motorola Z8 Camera lens
Motorola Moto Z8 Picture quality
Motorola RIZR Z8 Flash
The overall picture quality is fine. Pictures taken with the Motorola Moto Z8 are reasonable, similar to pictures taken with the average cell phone, providing the light circumstances are ideal. In badly lit situations pictures are no longer useful due to blur caused by movement of the camera, high noise values or a combination of both aspects. A plus is the flash that can compensate in bad light circumstances. The limited range of the flash does not allow for photographing in large rooms or objects at great distance.
Motorola Moto Z8 Settings
Motorola Z8 Camera settings
The Motorola MotoRIZR Z8 offers many setting possibilities. The picture quality can be set to normal, fine and extra fine and the file size can be adjusted to small, average and large. Also white balance can be changed to automatic, daylight, cloudy, fluorescent or flash. A self-timer is also available. Even the photographer keen on Black&White or sepia is served with the Motorola RIZR Z8 for these settings are found in the effects menu. On top of that seven photographic scenes are available to fine-tune the camera to certain situations, for example landscape, portrait or macro mode.