My wife got a new mobile phone this week - the Sony Ericsson S500i - which has a built in camera module. The deal also came with an iPod mini (awesome!) but I won't go into that. Looks like Christmas came early, huh?
Anyway, we've been playing around with the phone, and the picture quality isn't too bad. Obviously not as good as a digital SLR with a prime lens, but it's got portability and the "fun" factor on its side.
What do you think about these little gadgets?
the nokia 7610 is a very nice camera phone. 1 megapixel camera.
I saw a photo develeoped from the camera in Strathfield the other day and i couldn't believe it came from a phone....... i thought it was from a real camera.
But some camera phones produce really dodgey photos.....but the quality seems to be getting better
yeah i know......i get kinda lost in the whole photography scene
But when i saw 'camera phones' i jumped at the chance of possibly posting something
I don't need a camera in my phone and i don't need my PC to make toast.... Maybe i am out of sync... but I find that a device that is designed to do one thing does it much better than a device that is doing 2-3 things.
Use a hammer on nails and a can opener on your beans!
I'd be so much more productive if I could get my computer to make my morning toast!
How do you connect one of those phones to a computer? I think you need a special infra red port.
Most common is a infrared port, although some of the newer phones have bluetooth connectivity. Most manufacturers also sell a data cable which plugs into either a serial or USB port.
The SE T610/T630 along with some of the sub $800 Nokias cameras are just not even cameras, they are visual memos if anything, I don't think there is any need in a phone for a camera unless the camera is on the face of the phone and used for video confrencing.
Lol.... funny story adam!
Oh my cousin was also telling me a story - he was waiting for a friend at a market and saw this suspicious looking man carrying a bag loitering around... the man was holding the bag like you would a shopping bag - i.e. close to the ground, and it seemed to be open. My cousin gets curious and sneaks a look in, and there's a video camera in it! The pervert was filming up people's skirts! :x
Actually I've seen some very effective photos taken with a camera phone. They are low res but they don't look like internet camera photos, they are not pixillated. They look as if they were cleaned up with an antiscratch filter or a painting simulation. I rather liked them.
An idea, Shuttertalk. I have no money and am inspired enough...lol.
Ha ha... now that's what I call a camera phone!
I have a Motorola V551, the camera in it isn't great, only 0.3 Megapixels, but after I take the pictures I send them to my computer and mess around with them on photoshop and they end up looking ok. Also, I don't always carry a camera with me so when I do see a good shot I can take it with my phone.