Secondary Camera in Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Nokia 5800 comes with a small secondary camera in the front side above the touch media key. Did you know that? But what’s so bad about this additional little unnoticed piece of camera is that it is only used for video calls and can’t be used to take snaps.

I know I took you to some other world for a while but that’s what the reality is.

Here are some details about the secondary camera in the device:

  • Resolution: 320 x 240 (in pixels)
  • Digital Zoom : 2x
  • Image Format: JPG
  • Video Resolution: 176 x 144 (in pixels)
  • Video Frame Rate: 15 fps (frames per second)
  • Video Format: H.263

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  • nitz

    that’s so bad i can’t use the 2adry cam in Nokia 5800 ………..can it put to use as a self- camera, like the one in N95?

    • vishal

      You can’t use that as self-camera like N95. Its only used for video calling. But I heard a firmware upgrade would make the secondary camera available for normal usage.

      • Rohan

        Yes the new firmware v20 has provided the option to take snaps and video recording with the secondary camera.

        • laaaaaaance lusanta

          how will i be able to get this firmware v20??

          • sofie

            the nokia website, download the software updater. i just got it. and oooh its good:D

  • caanddy

    i can use my secondary camera but when i take pictures it flips after i take it…how can i stop it from flipping ??

    • Joei_roberto

      u can't stop t from flipping ..

  • abhijay

    nokia 5800 sucks, nd their is no visulization option in its music player, n73 is better than 5800.

  • Name

    I cannt Use secondery camera

  • sima3456

    no you can use it !!!
    mi frend did!!
    she had the nokia5800 red one
    and it worked with her, u CAN use it to take snaps!
    but it isnt working on MI fone!!! Awww

    • http://gyanguru.org Gyanguru

      Yes all the new firmwares of the phone supports the use of secondary camera to take snaps. Just download Nokia software updater from their website and upgrade to new firmware.

      Probably, you have an older firmware, that is why you cant take snaps whereas your friend has an upgraded firmware.

      And make sure you take backup of all your important files and also beware of preloaded songs as they are on high risk of getting corrupted after upgrade. Though you can get keys pluggied in by Nokia care provided you have the songs DCF files as backup.

  • sima3456

    No!!! u can!!! mi frend did!!
    u can sue it for snapss too!!
    i was there, she has the nokia 5800 red one
    nd it works for her, she js goes to settings and has i there!! it doesnt work on mine though =/
    xx

  • nilesh

    hi, i got 5800 nokia .so when i start my camera in the option in setting i can't see the
    secondary camera option so pls help me how to use the secondary camera .

  • http://www.djfidfsk.com/ carlie.

    i cant get mine to work :@! me mates have got it and there buttons why havent i got that button , how am you ment to get it :@!

    • http://gyanguru.org Gyanguru

      You will need to upgrade your phone's firmware to get that feature. Old firmwares do not have this feature. Beware of the preloaded songs, they create a headache when moving to a newer firmware.

  • http://gyanguru.org Gyanguru

    You will need to upgrade your phone's firmware to get that feature. Old firmwares do not have this feature. Beware of the preloaded songs, they create a headache when moving to a newer firmware.

  • Cometrider

    What are you on about mate! the secondary camera works just as fine for taking snaps as well as recording vids as well, though it offers vga quality

  • Jasonmorris4eva

    What is a secondary camera in relation to cellphone and what is its purpose?
    Isn’t the small camera on the front of 3G cellphones the secondary?