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Samsung Innov8 i8510 eight-megapixel cameraphone

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There’s a blink detector so pics aren't spoiled by the subject closing their eyes mid-shot. It works as advertised.

One stand-out option among the usual array of shot modes and image effects is an excellent panorama tool. Although you can only take panoramic shots at 640 x 480, the mode uses the motion sensor to help frame a smooth stitched-together sequence of shots. Very clever.

We very much liked the pictures we got from the i8510. Images were sharp and extremely detailed, and colour reproduction was excellent, all in a variety of lighting conditions. Close-up shots were of a very high quality, even in indoor light. We found the camera responsive, and had no problem with shutter lag. Images were processed quickly too.

Samsung i8510 8-megapixel cameraphone

Flick the switch and you can shoot at 120f/s for slow-mo

In low-light situations, pictures weren’t quite so great, but the flash does a reasonable job at illuminating close-ups. Overall, we grabbed some of the finest cameraphone images we’ve yet taken.

Flick the camera's mode switch to video and you can shoot at up to 640 x 480. You can capture footage for playback in quarter- or eighth-speed slow-motion - shooting at maximum 120f/s at 320 x 240 quality, and playing back at 15f/s.

The i8510’s media player capabilities include DivX video support, so it's ready to let you make the most of that 2.8in screen. For music, the i8510 is equipped with a typical S60 music player that's intuitive to use. Tracks are tidily arranged under familiar categories - artists, albums, playlists, genres and composers - and audio playback is of a pleasingly high quality. Audio is well balanced, clear and with a good dynamic range: a cut above the norm for a mobile.

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