Panasonic launched its flagship phone P81 (Hands on Review) yesterday,packed with some cutting edge competitive hardware. Panasonic has provided with a 13 MP camera unit at the back which had a few hits and misses in our initial time with the device. It’s hard to judge camera quality based on MP count and for a better insight into Panasonic P81 Camera, read on.
Panasonic P81 Quick Specs
- Display Size: 5.5 Inch HD IPS LCD, 1280 X 720 resolution, 267 PPI
- Processor: 1.7 GHz Cortex A7 Octa Core MT6592, with Mali 450 MP4 GPU,
- RAM: 1 GB
- Software Version: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- Camera: 13 MP camera, Capable of 1080p Full HD Video recording
- Secondary Camera: 2 MP
- Internal Storage: 8 GB
- External Storage: MicroSD support up to 32 GB
- Battery: 2500 mAh
- Connectivity: HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, aGPS, GPS
- Dual SIM (Micro SIM) Dual Standby functionality
Panasonic P81 Camera Features and Details
Rear camera is equipped with a 13 MP sensor with wide f2.2 aperture and 28 mm wide angle lens. LED flash is also present to aid low light photography. For those interested in video chatting a 2 MP average shooter is housed at the front.
The rear camera settings include Normal Capture, HDR, Panorama and GIF. Rear camera unit also supports 1080p full HD video recording. Take a look at some camera samples below.
Panasonic P81 Camera Samples
As you can observe, the low light snap looks pretty good with good colors and comparatively less noise. The one taken below in a mix of natural and artificial light looks faded . The details are still decent enough.
Another shot from outside the window shows sufficient noise. Colors look natural in day light.
Panasonic P81 Rear Camera Video Sample 1080p at 29 fps
Panasonic P81 Front Camera Video Sample 720p at 14 fps
Panasonic P81 Camera Photo Gallery
Panasonic P81 Camera Comparison and Conclusion
Compared to the 13 MP shooters that we saw in MT6589 series handsets, Panasonic P81 is tad bit better. It excels recently launched intex Aqua i5 HD with great margin. However, the average camera performance falls short of Micromax Canvas Knight in our initial review. The camera gave us some pretty good shots and low light performance was also pretty decent. It didn’t handle the sun very efficiently. The rear camera video samples aren’t as crisp and detail rich as we expected. We will have to test it more extensively under different lighting conditions to give our final judgment.