Following our browser comparisons between BlackBerry 10 and iOS 6, we now compare the camera and video camera on the two operating systems. Please keep in mind the Dev Alpha B is not running final software, nor does it have final hardware.
We really liked the ability to drag the auto focus points on the BB 10 camera, from one object to the next. This could solve a problem that photographers consistently have, in which the camera does not focus on the object that they want it to (and focuses on another object instead).
The BB 10 camera also allows the user to select from 5 different Scenes (modes) including Auto, Action, Whiteboard, Night and Beach or Snow. This is something not available on the iPhone 5, and makes the BB 10 camera feel like a full-featured point-and-shoot.
In terms of the video camera, you can pinch-to-zoom on the BB 10, but not on Apple’s iPhone 5. The BB 10 video camera also offers 3 Scenes (modes) including Auto, Night and Beach or Snow. When the BB 10 video camera is recording, a light button appears in the corner, allowing you to conveniently turn the video light on or off.
We did not demo the the most appealing feature on the BB 10 camera, which is TimeShift. This was because of the need to have volunteers.
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