For such a price of Rs. 9000, getting a camera combination of 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors is already well commendable. But, Yureka isn’t alone doing that now, as the Xiaomi Redmi Note as well comes with the same megapixel combination, though the sensors are different in both. The 13-megapixel camera on the back of Yu Yureka does a decently good job in the captures, as well as with the shutter speeds.
Talking of technical details, the Yu Yureka has the 13-megapixel Sony Exmor RS-IMX135 sensor with 5P Lens architecture and F 2.2 aperture, along with the Blue filter that can balance the light intensity and give a better exposure in the pictures. On the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera for selfies and it is made with 4P Lens Architecture.
The camera app is customized in CyanogenMod and it is as always, neat and easy to use. Simple toggles to shift between image and video recording, and the app has quite a lot of manual controls for saturation, brightness and such. While the Yureka’s rear camera can capture 1080p Full HD videos, it is also possible to take Slo-mo videos at 120 fps, with 720p resolution.
While the camera app and the functionality is well appreciated, the camera capture quality isn’t the best of all the 13MP cameras. Here are a few points that can detail the camera quality better:
- Too much of color saturation on bright light, though not unnatural unless you are trying out HDR mode.
- On low light, the ISO is set to make picture brighter than what it actually looks like, normally. But the picture comes out too grainy, and one can appreciate the quality only if they wanted to get the object’s outline on too dark conditions. It is only better than the competition, if we talk of low light conditions.
- The camera app is swift, instant capturing and never lags while taking normal pictures. Only on low light, there is some focusing problem and it ends up not focusing at all.
- There is no optical image stabilization, thus there needs to be a lot of stability. Just while taking some sample captures, 20% of the pictures were shaky. Again, that is a common number among average cameras with no software or hardware stabilization.
- The display might take much blame here, as what we see for the captures on the Yureka’s screen is over-colored but it is not to that extent when viewed on a larger screen.
These low light captures without using flash and then using it, gives you an idea how well the phone brightens the picture without even needing the flash always. But at the same time, the grains are very evident on non-flash captures.
Yu Yureka offers zooming in, to a maximum of 6x zoom and there, you see complete loss of details and there is no practical use of zooming in to that level, even when we stabilized the phone on a tripod to take a capture on self timer.
So overall, the Yu Yureka’s 13-megapixel rear camera does not a great but still a fine job in capturing pictures in broad daylight, and lightens the subject quite a bit in low light – adding a lot of grains. In both photo and video recording, the zooming in at 6x zoom (the maximum) is with zero details and there is no use of such zooming capability when the end quality is worst.
The Yureka can capture 1080p videos at 30fps and that is decent in quality, with quick focusing but while shakes are evident, they become worse when you try to zoom in, while the recording is going on. We tried even the time lapse feature on the Yureka, which captures videos at 120 frames per second, at 720p resolution. That is something you would love to try out for some fun.
Do you own a Yureka smartphone? share some camera samples in the comments below. We’d love to check them out.