Lenovo Vibe shares tips on how to take creative photos with a smartphone camera

Smartphone cameras are inarguably replacing traditional point-and-shoot cameras in taking instant photos and sharing them with friends from anywhere at any time. It’s practical, easy-to-use and convenient. It used to be a backup in case you need to capture a moment in case you forgot your regular camera. Cameras were merely an add-on to the basic connectivity features of cellphones. They were not great but they did the job.

Today, the social element that smartphones bring has changed the way people interact and communicate. Hence, visual representations of our thoughts and our daily lives have become as important. Smartphones are considered the go-to device for a lot of people and its cameras are now a focus feature that manufacturers are continuously working on. Lenovo, a leading brand in the PC world and now trendsetting the mobile market, recently launched the ultra-sleek Lenovo Vibe Series that gives you an all-new perspective of what powerful smartphone cameras look like.

Get Powerful Specs

Go ahead and capture those fun memories of you and your loved ones with the Lenovo Vibe Series and make the best out of life. Both the Vibe X and Vibe Z sport a 13-Megapixel auto-focused rear camera that has a powerful LED flash just like your point-and-shoot camera. It has a burst feature so you won’t have to miss any detail you wanted to capture. It also has a backside illumination (BSI) sensor that increases the amount of light being captured and improving low-light conditions.

Exposure in normal settings are usually an issue for many smartphone cameras. The camera evaluates the current scene being taken and then applies the appropriate exposure settings for it. This process usually reduces the your capture time and more often than not, you either end up still getting bad photos or you just missed the perfect moment. The Vibe Series allows you to set the light metering, allowing the camera to evaluate the scene depending on the specific position selected. You may also choose the spot metering option that lets you point the spot or area to be evaluated.

Sushi photo taken using macro setting
Sushi photo taken using macro setting

You can also manipulate the ISO settings of the Lenovo Vibe Series get the perfect exposure for a particular shot. You may choose to lower ISO for a well-lit area and a higher ISO for low-light conditions. With a smartphone camera like this, you won’t have to miss any opportunity that is photo-worthy. The powerful specs of the Lenovo Vibe Series cameras simply allow for flexibility and creativity in freezing wonderful memories and keeping them alive forever.

Have Fun with Filters 

One of the best ways to enjoy the Lenovo Vibe Series’ camera is to have fun with the preset filers and shoot away. Both the Vive X and Vibe Z have about 20 different filters that allow you to get creative with your photos. Choose from the classic color filters from Black and White to Sepia to Negative or you may opt different lens filters such as Fisheye, Mirror, Blur, Tilt Shift, Mirror and Kaleidoscope. For a more interesting twist, you may also try out out the Magic filters such as Pencil, Comic, Wave, Glass, Thermal and a lot more.

Aside from these fun filter effects, the Lenovo Vibe X and Vibe Z also allows you to adjust the settings of you camera depending on the scene and lighting condition so you can take the perfect shot. As you explore the Vibe Series camera, you will actually find a lot of interesting options that makes it more flexible for you to be able to take creative shots. In addition, you’ll enjoy the camera’s extension lenses indicated by an arrow button, where you can choose from a number of creative modes.

Interior photo taken with Infrared filter effect
Interior photo taken with Infrared filter effect

Just as you thought you have already explored the features of the Lenovo Vibe Series camera, you will probably get more excited when you find out about these ridiculously fun add-ons. The Lenovo Vibe Series lets you create animated GIFs and collages of your photos. The Vibe Z comes with an additional Magic GIF that lets you take a short clip and select the part to animate. No more extra applications for download needed!  

Take Better Selfies

Oftentimes, we find really good rear-facing cameras in smartphones but the front-facing lens is a major let down. Front-facing cameras were primarily used for video chatting, during the time when applications such as Skype became a hit. Today, the role of front-facing cameras have evolved into taking self-portraits, a phenomenon which we all know as taking “selfies” although the these photos predates the widespread use of the term. The appeal of taking selfies comes from how easy it is to create and share them in social media sites.

The Lenovo Vibe Series lets you take better selfies with its 5-Megapixel front-facing camera. Its 84-degree wide angle lens can capture more of the scene, so you can also include a bunch of your friends or maybe an interesting background in the photo with you too! The Lenovo Vibe Series has a face detector so you won’t have to worry that your selfie is out of focus.

An interesting feature to complement the 5-Megapixel front-facing camera is the beauty mode where you can enhance your selfies and looking your best. The Vibe X features an additional beauty shot button when using the front-facing camera for a simple, easy breezy selfie that you can instantly share with your friends.

The Lenovo Vibe Series lets photo enthusiasts capture any epic moment and be creative about their photos. It truly makes a remarkable gadget for people who are always on the go. The slim and powerful Vibe Series produce high quality photos that you’ve always wanted to get from your smartphone. 

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Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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