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The second lens is a 13MP with 1.0µm pixels and a f/2.6 lens. It provides the 2x optical zoom and bokeh effects (out-of-focus backgrounds).

HDR is automatic. It was off when I felt it needed to be on.

That said the outdoors shots (even on an overcast day) were as good as you will get. Indoors in office lighting, they were great, and in low light, we found too much noise.

Camera summary – two out of three is not bad. Given the Zeiss heritage, we expected a little more. However, this quality of the camera on a mid-range device is very good.

Outdoors – overcast

Colours were accurate. The clouds did look like that! It has a narrower field of view than many other cameras. Zoom shots were good and not pixelated.

This shot is at f/1.8, 1/2010 second, ISO100 and is 5.8MB

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Indoors – office lights (the dog shot)

Colours were accurate with no casts evident. The fur on the left side of the toy dog is slightly blown out from the external windows about 5 metres away.

This shot is at f/1.8, 1/50 second, ISO 100 and is 4.9MB.

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Indoors low light

We found it very hard to get a clear picture. It turns out that there is no Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) on the standard lens – that in our opinion is a major oversight.

When we used a tripod, we did get an acceptable low-light shot, but it was noisy, lacked fine detail and exaggerated colours.

This shot is at f/1.8. 1/25second, ISO 200 and 3.5MB

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It has Bothie – the ability to live stream from both the forward and rearward facing cameras.