Nokia 3.2 megapixel comparison with the E71, E75 and 5800
I really enjoy using my Nokia E71, but I NEVER use the camera because the purple tint is so bad. However, it does look like the last firmware update may have corrected some of the severe purple tint issues as you can see in looking at the first photo compared to the others in the E71 section. As you know I have been using the E75 since last Thursday and took a couple of photos around my yard yesterday with the E75, E71, and Nokia 5800. All three of these have 3.2 megapixel cameras, while the 5800 has the additional Carl Zeiss optics support. You may be a bit surprised by the image quality (reduced only in size with no manipulation or corrections applied) of the three devices shown below.
I think you will agree that the E75 camera may be just a bit better than the 5800 and both are better than the E71. Considering the inside images (fireplace and office photos) I think the E75 is best of the three cameras, from a consumer point of view. I am not a photo expert and judge my photos by their overall appearance and color. While having a camera is not the main reason for using a device, it is very helpful for me since I have three daughters involved in lots of activities and a phone is always with me while a dedicated camera is not.
The E75 also capture VGA quality (640×480) video at 30 frames per second so it is a decent video camera too. I took a couple short videos last night and was very surprised with the high quality output. I will try to take some video this weekend and post on here soon so you can see the quality for yourself. With the solid camera performance and outstanding Nokia Messaging 2.0 client on the E75, I think my E71 may be relegated to the drawer for a while.