The Tecno Camon C9 is Picture Perfect

by | Jul 22, 2016

I am a fan of phone photography; I see a future where people tell their stories without needing to call a photographer and I honestly believe mobile phones are the tool to deliver that.

Only last year, I was gushing about the LG G4 and it’s manual camera settings. But I recently had to ditch my LG G4 for the Tecno Camon C9 when I received one last month. While they are both 13MP, the strength of the Tecno Camon C9 is the camera, which is where they derived ‘Camon’ from.

I travelled to Taraba State for some landscape images with one of Nigeria’s best Landscape Photographers, Hakeem Salaam and Omolayo Omotola to capture the beauty of the state. All through the adventure, my primary camera equipment was the Tecno Camon C9.

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The Camera

The Tecno Camon C9 has 13MP front and back so your selfies will be as perfect as pictures taken with front camera. The camera is also auto-focus which helps adjust to the available light when taking pictures.

Photography is all about capturing light; low light, moving light and day light, the Tecno Camon C9 camera has an auto sensor which makes it adaptive to any available light for perfect image capturing. It also has dual flash light but I don’t use flashlight in any of my images.

Low light image

Tecno-Camon-C9-Camera-low-light-shot

I took this in a dark building with the phone light as the primary and only source of light, The camera auto-adjusts and that’s why we have noise on the image.

Broad day light image

Motion images

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I captured this in a moving bus.

Camera settings explained

The Tecno Camon C9 camera has the following settings: HDR, Shutter Sound, Delay capture, Preview Size, GPS location, Gesture shot

A. HDR: stands for High Dynamic Range

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Sample of a HDR Image

  • B. Guidelines: Also known as “Rule of Third” in Professional photography language, it guides you on how to frame your subject and object properly.
  • C. Shutter Sound: This is the sound your shutter makes whenever you release it.
  • D. Delay Capture: It’s a self-timer that you can set between 1 to 10 seconds.
  • E. GPS Location: This geo-tags all your pictures when enabled.
  • F. Gesture Shot: The camera takes a picture once you raise your finger and do the peace sign
Auto capture when detected the peace sign.

Auto capture when detected the peace sign.

Image Sizes

The Tecno Camon C9 has 2 image modes which are full and square. Full Image from the phone gives you 4864 x 2736 pixels horizontally, 2736 x 4864 pixels vertically

4864 x 2736 horizontally

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Vertical – 2736 x 4864

Square size – 3600 x 3600

Panorama – 5760 x 1040

Front Camera

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A photo taken with the front (selfie) camera in all its 13 MP glory

Perfect for selfies

It also has auto face recognition

You can use the beauty option to add virtual makeup to your face

Image Editing

The Tecno Camon C9 comes with basic editing features; filters like Happiness, Sweet Warm, Perfect, Slence and Momo.

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Filters that come with the Tecno Camon C9 camera

However, for advanced editing, there are many apps on the Playstore. I prefer snapseed which is what I used for the rest of the pictures I will be uploading.

Conclusion

I love the Tecno Camon C9; it has been my primary phone since the day we unboxed it. With it, I have taken images that I plan to frame and use for my next free Phone Photography workshop with you can register for here.

And even beyond this review, just as Victor rightly observed, the Tecno Camon C9 is more than just a camera phone.


Suggested Read: Tecno Camon C9: More than a camera phone


I look forward to future devices from the Tecno Camon series having manual camera settings. I trust that future is soon as the Tecno Camon C9 is already good enough.

Allow me to conclude with more images taken with the Tecno Camon C9

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What do you think of the Tecno Camon C9 camera? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below

Adewale Yusuf
Adewale Yusuf

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Pius
Pius
5 years ago

nice shots

Pius
Pius
5 years ago

People will still be talking about this camera for a long time

Tunde
Tunde
Reply to  Pius
5 years ago

The camera quality is surprising. Hope he didn’t use a digital camera to take the shots sha because they look very clear.

Pius
Pius
Reply to  Tunde
5 years ago

abi…..cos it’s too clear

Tunde
Tunde
Reply to  Pius
5 years ago

LOL. One cannot be too sure.

Samuel Duru
Samuel Duru
Reply to  Pius
5 years ago

Yes o

oluomo23
oluomo23
5 years ago

It’s absolutely amazing shots from the Camon C9

Tunde
Tunde
5 years ago

These look really nice. Cool pictures

Samuel Duru
Samuel Duru
5 years ago

Wow, The camon series have been great

MichealP
MichealP
5 years ago

Both front and rear camera are superb

femibanks`
femibanks`
5 years ago

Another name for awesome? this camera is lovely

Pius
Pius
Reply to  femibanks`
5 years ago

i swear….

Tomiwa
Tomiwa
Reply to  femibanks`
5 years ago

espeacially the edited ones,they are awesome

dave
dave
Reply to  Tomiwa
5 years ago

my favorite is that black and white

Pius
Pius
5 years ago

were all those landscape pictures taken with the C9 too?

Tomiwa
Tomiwa
Reply to  Pius
5 years ago

yeah they were

Tunde
Tunde
Reply to  Pius
5 years ago

It is unbelievable right?

ty
ty
Reply to  Pius
5 years ago

they’re really amazing?

Tomiwa
Tomiwa
5 years ago

i swwar the pictures are so lovable
is victor in anyway a professional photographer??you are really good mehn
i love the view
i must get this camon c9

Tunde
Tunde
Reply to  Tomiwa
5 years ago

Yes, the pictures are stunning. Damn!

ty
ty
Reply to  Tunde
5 years ago

LOL…it made you cuss?

Tunde
Tunde
5 years ago

The pictures of the trees and reflection on the body of water, where was it taken?

ty
ty
Reply to  Tunde
5 years ago

your eyes caught that too?

ty
ty
5 years ago

awesome camera review bro!

ty
ty
5 years ago

I can now say this camera is incomparable for now!

dave
dave
5 years ago

Woah!…..I give kudos to the photographer
He has good eyes!

dave
dave
5 years ago

Well i must say. that is one hell of a camera tho!

Arinola
Arinola
4 years ago

The camera is awesome but have you met camon cx? That phone’s camera Issa badass

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