Micromax has not been going through the best of the times, like it emerged 3 years before. It has done a great job with the entry level smartphones, one of its reasons to success last year was the good response from the Indian consumers in favor of the newly introduced Canvas Spark line of smartphones. The Canvas Spark 3 which was announced last week is another budget contender which will be sold exclusively via Snapdeal. It may not seem like a steal but it surely has couple of qualities going its way.
The camera is not something you can consider for hardcore photography, but we tried testing it to understand the overall offering from the company. Here is what we found during our camera tests.
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Micromax Canvas Spark 3 Unboxing and Quick Review [Video]
Micromax Canvas Spark 3 Camera Hardware
The camera hardware on the Micromax Canvas Spark 3 is not too impressive. The primary camera is an 8-megapixel shooter, whereas the secondary camera is a 5-megapixel shooter.
Camera Hardware Table
|Model||Micromax Canvas Spark 3|
|Rear Camera||8 Megapixel (3264 x 2448)|
|Front Camera||5 Megapixel (2576 x 1932)|
|Sensor Type (Rear Camera)||CMOS|
|Sensor Type (Front Camera)||-|
|Video Resolution (Rear Camera)||1280 x 720 p|
|Video Resolution (Front Camera)||1280 x 720 p|
|Slow Motion Recording||No|
|4K Video Recording||No|
The primary camera sensor is capable of producing high-quality photos with a CMOS sensor and f/2.0 aperture, which is considered average for smartphones these days. A larger aperture helps you to take quick pictures.
Micromax Canvas Spark 3 Camera Software
The camera UI on the Micromax Canvas Spark 3 is simple and clean, it is the authentic Google camera interface with easy controls.
The button placement for taking pictures and accessing settings is as easy as you can imagine. The shutter button is at the right thumb and the viewfinder does not have any extra icons on the front. You will see the “…” three dots which further show you the timer, grid view, HDR, flash and front camera toggle. Swiping on the left will bring in the photo gallery whereas swiping on your right will show the camera, video and Panorama modes.
We were able to shoot some decent pictures in the daylight with the Canvas Spark 3, and find below a gallery to see all these shots that we took. All the pictures are clicked using normal settings.
Front Camera Samples
The front camera performs decent as compared to other budget smartphones, we tried clicking pictures in bright light as well as indoor lights and the results were decent for the price. You need to hold the camera still to get a clear shot as it blurs the picture with minor shakes.
Rear Camera Samples
We were not impressed with the way it performed in the indoors, we did notice lags while moving the viewfinder. The colours looked saturated and the details were not produced like it did in natural light.
The primary camera performance of the device is good for daylight photography. While we were clicking pictures in the day light, it did not perform like 5K phone at any point of time. The autofocus was a bit slow but the pictures looked fine in colour and details. Overall, it is a considerable camera for the price and there are only few devices who can give such performance at this cost.
Expecting too much from the camera in low light will be too harsh. The camera is poor in low light; it’s tough to trace the object without flash. We noticed a lot of grains in the picture, details were distorted. This is not something new that we have seen, this is a common problem with almost every affordable smartphone camera.
Micromax Canvas Spark 3 Camera Verdict
At the price at which the Micromax Canvas Spark 3 is offered, the camera performance of the device is not bad. If compared to any other smartphone in this price point, it will surely beat most of the handsets in this department.