Lava Z60 Camera Review

Lava Introduced budget segment Z Series Smartphones on highlighting Camera specifications. Lava Z60 is priced at Rs. 5500 features Dual Bokeh feature, Android Nougat, and 2500mAh Battery capacity. Also Video Beauty, Funny Cam, Time Lapse modes are included. Thanks to Lava Z60, there are lot of features included in Camera department. I will explain each and every feature in-detail here.

Lava Z60 is budget smartphone packs with 1GB RAM and 16GB Internal Storage with dedicated expandable storage upto 32GB via MicroSD Slot. The Z60 comes with 5 Inch IPS Display with 2.5D Curved glass on top enable good viewing angles.

The Smartphone features 5MP Front and 5MP Rear Camera with LED Flash. The phone houses Mediatek 6737 Quad Core Processor clocks 1.1GHz Speed and Graphics part is handled by Mali T720 GPU.It houses 2500mAh Battery capacity, supports 4G VoLTE, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth.

Let’s jump into Lava Z60 Camera Review.

Lava Z60 Camera Specifications:

  • 5MP Rear Camera & 5MP Selfie Camera.
  • f2.0 Aperture.
  • Flash: Yes, Spotlight Flash for both the cameras.
  • Video Recording: Upto 1080p resolution.
  • Beauty Mode.

Lava Z60 Camera Interface

Lava Z60 Camera UI

Camera Interface is pretty simple and familiar to android users. On top there are three options one to select Spotlight, Camera, and toggle option used to switch rear and front camera.

On bottom it comes with Video, Photo, Beauty, and FunnyCam options. If you select Video you can shoot videos upto HD 1280x720p resolution. Photo option to snap photos, Beauty option to take Bokeh Photos, and FunnyCam to take funny photos.

Lava Z60 Camera features

Lava Z60 Camera Features

  • Video Beauty Mode.
  • Time Lapse Mode.
  • Panorama Mode.
  • Gif Mode.
  • Sound Picture.
  • Child Mode.
  • Intelligent Selfie.

Camera Settings

Lava Z60 Camera Settings

Under Camera Settings you can enable GPS Location Info, Set Shutter Sound, Also User can select Picture size like 4:3 ratio, 16:9 ratio, 4:3 ratio, 16:9 ratio, and finally user can set Video quality.

Lava Z60 Camera Samples

These Samples taken from Lava Z60 Rear Camera. Let me know your opinion about Z60 Camera on comments section below.

Both Rear Camera and Selfie Camera employs 5 Megapixel lenses with f2.0 aperture

Shot with Lava Z60

The above pic is taken under day light conditions. The 5MP Rear Camera doing good job, color reproduction is good, edges are sharp and detailing is fine. It also had tap to focus option. Let’s jump into next one.

Shot with Lava Z60 Rear Camera

In above Picture Color reproduction is good, detailing is there. The Rear Camera employs f/2.0 aperture it taking light better into it. I had no issues with rear camera performance considering price segment.

Lava Z60 Camera Review

This picture is taken at evening time, Object in focus and Sky details are there, color reproduction is decent. You can observe the background buildings slightly blurred. The main highlight about Lava Z60 is Dual Bokeh feature.As the company mentions Its a Dual Bokeh Phone, Which means both front and back Camera can produce Bokeh photos.

Shot with Lava Z60

You can observe Object in focus and soft blurriness on background. The good thing is User can adjust Blueness level according to there wish.There are six levels which you can adjust according to the highlighting conditions.

These are few Rear Camera samples taken by Z60 Rear Camera, now you can judge by own.

Lava Z60 Camera Samples Lava Z60 Camera Samples

Lava Z60 Camera Samples

In above picture sky washed out (you can observe sky turns into complete white color).

Lava Z60 Bokeh Samples

Lava Z60 Camera Review
Lava Z60 Rear Camera Bokeh Sample Shots

You can clearly observe tiger toy face effected with Blurriness, Also Peppa Pig toy hands also get blurred.

Lava Z60 Camera

In above sample Object is In-focus and background get blurred. Yes it misses edges but no complaints when considering price segment.

The Algorithm employed in this camera fails to detect layers. But most of times it manages well to deliver decent Bokeh/portrait photos.

I’m totally impressed with Bokeh samples delivered by camera.

My Opinion about Dual Bokeh Mode in Lava Z60 Phone

Having Bokeh feature in budget smartphone is excellent. Also Z60 employs lot of camera features is quite impressive.

Normally we seen Bokeh/portrait mode works in dual rear camera setup. In this device Bokeh feature is achieve by software level optimization I think.

For Perfect Bokeh Shot you need to struggle a lot. Because sometimes Object itself blurred and few parts of background doesn’t get blurred.

Bokeh Mode is enabled on both Rear and Selfie Camera which is good thing.

Also Bokeh features works even in low light conditions.

Beauty Mode doesn’t works when you switch over to Bokeh Mode.

The major drawback about Bokeh mode, the algorithm sometimes missing edges. Company needs to fix this issue with update.

What is HDR?

Normally HDR (High Dynamic Range) Mode enable camera to capture greater detail from bright and dark areas in photo.

Lava Z60 HDR Samples

In the above picture HDR OFF Photo had dim colors and details captured very well. On other side HDR ON Photo had brighter colors and better details.

Lava Z60 HDF ON and OFF
Lava Z60 HDF ON Vs HDR OFF

One thing I notice while testing, Camera UI taking few seconds to process HDR enable Photos.

Panorama Sample

User can capture panorama shots with both rear and front camera. This sample is taken by 5MP Rear Camera at day light conditions.

Z60 Panorama Shot

The above Panorama picture is wide I’m happy with that, but when you zoom picture details are missing.

GIF Mode Sample

Lava Z60 GIF Mode

Enjoy GIF Mode on Lava Z60 Smartphone. Launch selfie camera and tap on GIF Mode and start making GIFs and have fun. The Sample below shot with Rear Camera.

Sound Picture Sample

This Sound Picture Mode helpful to take photo along with Voice record. To use this user need to go Mode Center and enable GIF Mode option.

Other Camera features like Time Lapse, Funny Cam, Video Beauty, Child Mode, QR Code, Intelligent Selfie, and Super Night Mode included.

Slow motion Video recording is not available in this device.

Also Check some more camera samples at Lava Z60 Unboxing and Initial Impressions. Also Check very Important Lava Z60 FAQ, Pros, and Cons Post.

Lava Z60 Camera Pros

  • Dual Bokeh Mode is major highlight in Z60 Smartphone.
  • 5MP Rear Camera and 5MP Selfie Camera performs well even in low light conditions.
  • Even at Low light conditions you can take Bokeh Pictures which is really good thing.
  • Also Camera Supports Time Lapse, GIF Mode, Panorama Mode, Video Beauty.
  • Day Light Conditions Camera Excels is additional plus points.
  • I tested many Smartphones at this price range trust me this is far better especially in camera department.

Lava Z60 Camera Cons

  • Video recording is average.
  • While taking HDR Photos Camera taking little bit time to process it.
  • Edges are missing in Bokeh Photos.

Finally, Lava Z60 in terms of camera department it performs very well. At this price range there is no other smartphone had these many features. In Video capturing department it performs average. Bokeh Mode is working fine, I’am quite impressive.

If Camera is highest Priority Under INR 6000 price range then you will consider Lava Z60. As I mentioned earlier even higher priced smartphone doesn’t had these camera features. Bokeh Mode, GIF Mode are my favorites. What do you about Lava Z60 Camera after looking out Camera Samples let me know in comment section below.

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