Tecno Camon 17 Pro

Tecno Camon 17 Pro Camera Review, Impressive

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The Tecno Camon 17 Pro has a rear 64MP quad camera setup with quad flash at the back. On the front we have a 48MP lens with dual flash. The Tecno Camon 17 Pro can shoot videos at a quality of up to 4K at 30 frames per second. For Full HD videos, the phone can record in two speeds, the normal 30 frames per second as well as 60 frames per second. The 60fps videos are usually important when slowing down videos in a editing program for smooth slow-motion.

Tecno Camon 17 Pro Rear Camera Setup
Rear Camera Setup

From the top of the camera bump we have the 64MP main lens, 8MP lens for wide angle and macro photography and two 2MP lenses for black and white and Bokeh mode.

Video Recording

4K Recording

I recorded a number of clips and combined them to form the Tecno Camon 17 Pro 4K Video & Photo Samples video below. This is my first 4K video on my channel thanks to the Tecno Camon 17 Pro.

Not all the clips are in 4K because some features/modes will drop the quality. For example wide angle and macro videos are have a 1080p maximum quality while the beauty mode records in 720p.

4K Video

Video Stabilization

The Camon 17 Pro video stabilization feature is known as ultra steady mode. The phone zooms in on the video and compensates for the users hand movement in order to produce a smooth video. I have embedded a two videos below to show the difference between the ultra steady being OFF and ON. The difference is like night and day although the maximum quality is only 1080p.

The Ultra steady feature is not available when recording in 4K as well as 1080p at 60fps.

Bokeh Mode

The Bokeh mode utilizes the main 64MP lens as well as the 2MP Bokeh camera. The main camera shoots the subject while the 2MP lens is used to blur the background behind the subject. You can see the difference clearly at minute 02:53 of the video embedded above.

Beauty Mode

Beauty mode just like its name suggests makes the users face more beautiful by making it smooth. The only downside beauty mode is that the quality is only 720p. Even YouTube does not recognize 720p content as HD content. You can see the beauty mode at minute 02:39 of the video embedded above.

Still Photography

Wide Angle

Wide angle photos are shot using the 8MP lens. I did notice that wide angle photos and videos are lighter in colour that photos and video shot by the main 64MP camera. You can notice that in the following gallery.

Macro

The same lens used for wide angle photos is the same one used for macro photos. I noticed that the outcome are very colorful and detailed photos and videos.

Portrait

This is the Tecno Spark 7P shot by the Camon 17 Pro using the portrait feature.

Super Night

The super-night feature can take nice photos in very low light conditions. The first photo below was taken using AICAM in normal mode while the second one is a super-night photo.

Conclusion

All the photos and videos above are testament that the Tecno Camon 17 Pro camera performance is impressive. I didn’t want to waste too much time talking about the 64 MP Ultra HD photography and here is why.

Ultra HD pictures consume a lot of space on the phone as well as backing them up to Google photos. The Camon 17 Pro may have 256GB internal storage which is more than enough but as a consumer of my own photo’s, I don’t need very high resolution images.

The default image size on the Camon 17 Pro is 16MP which is enough for me. A simple normal photo is only 5MB as compared to 22MB Ultra HD photos. I mostly consume my photos on my phone and computer, not on a big screen TV where the resolution matters a lot.

If I ever need to print a billboard or shoot a photo for a movie for the big screen then I will start shooting Ultra HD photos.

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One thought on “Tecno Camon 17 Pro Camera Review, Impressive”

  1. My TECNO Camon 17 pro got a bad sounds quality when recording a video or recording sounds.Please help me.

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