Mobile phone cameras

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Purplok the Unhinged, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. Hello,

    Where ever I look for information about cameras I seldom see much talk
    about cameras built into mobile phones. True they may not compare to
    proper cameras, but compared to the likes of L'Espion they are not that

    The main thing is that you will always have your mobile phone with you.
    So many pictures I have wanted to take but I just didn't have my camera
    with me.

    The Economist had a really good article about mobile phone cameras a
    while back (2003-07-03 no longer online after only a week or so!), and
    the changing market for photographs. Ending up with people sending
    photographs from mobile phones to LCD frames, all wirelessly.

    Could it be that as cameras advance they have mobile phones built in,
    rather than just phones with cameras built in?

    Just a thought for you all to tear apart.
    Purplok the Unhinged, Jul 14, 2003
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    Ian Stirling Guest

    IMO, unlikely.
    I think it's more likely that bluetooth/wireless lan will get ever cheaper,
    and will get used to send data from the camera to a wireless access point,
    a mobile phone, a printer, ...
    Ian Stirling, Jul 14, 2003
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    Bill Crocker Guest

    Mobile phones with cameras are becoming a serious problem in many
    situations! None of the "Big Three" automotives will allow you anywhere in
    their buildings, even if you're an employee, with a mobile phone/camera
    combo! Added to the list are any defense contractors, and several
    government institutions.

    Anyone considering this option, should opt for a phone with a removable
    camera head, that can be detached, and left in the car.

    Bill Crocker
    Bill Crocker, Jul 14, 2003
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    Paul Bartram Guest

    Good grief, it's bad enough avoiding motorists who use phones while driving,
    now they'll be taking pictures as well!

    Incidentally I find a great way of taking candid portraits with my Coolpix
    995 is to hold it horizontal at waist level (looking down on the LCD), the
    lens pointing at 90 degrees to the side, while I pretend it is a mobile
    phone and I'm SMS'ing someone. Hard to explain, but it works a treat -
    nobody takes the slightest notice of me, so I can wait for a good facial
    expression to show... got some excellent results.

    Paul Bartram, Jul 14, 2003
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