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MacBytes
Nov 18, 2008, 04:56 PM
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Link: Consumers want quality cameras on mobile phones (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20081118175621)
Description:: Here’s something for Apple to consider for its next rev of the iPhone: a better camera.

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foobarbaz
Nov 18, 2008, 05:47 PM
True. Now they only need to realize that megapixels mean squad... My old (and expensive) 2MP camera beats the crap out of cheap 12MPixel cameras, because of it's optical merits.

I'm satisfied with outdoor shots on my iPhone. But for me the camera can't be good enough. Still, I don't see a need for more than 2 MP in a phone. Give me better lenses, a good auto-focus and a lot more light sensitivity. I don't need more pixels, thank you.

SnowLeopard2008
Nov 18, 2008, 06:37 PM
I don't even use my LG phone's 2MP camera. I just take it out here and there but definitely it's more than enough. Now, a bigger/higher resolution screen. That is useful.

synth3tik
Nov 18, 2008, 06:41 PM
True. Now they only need to realize that megapixels mean squad... My old (and expensive) 2MP camera beats the crap out of cheap 12MPixel cameras, because of it's optical merits.

I'm satisfied with outdoor shots on my iPhone. But for me the camera can't be good enough. Still, I don't see a need for more than 2 MP in a phone. Give me better lenses, a good auto-focus and a lot more light sensitivity. I don't need more pixels, thank you.

and I would assume because of the quality of the image sensor;)

hayduke
Nov 18, 2008, 06:43 PM
Of course they do! But, they will be crap for ages. You'll need some serious light-bending technology to ever get a decent camera in a small form factor.

Scarlet Fever
Nov 18, 2008, 06:45 PM
I would prefer not to have a camera on my phone at all. They are never going to be good quality simply because of the size constraints, so all they do is provide a point of fragility, and a waste of battery power.

Pikemann Urge
Nov 18, 2008, 11:57 PM
Well you can either have a very compact phone... or a very good built-in camera. But not both.

However if you're happy with a phone that's as thick as an average digital compact, then you can definitely enjoy decent image quality (not as good, though, as even a base model DSLR).

motulist
Nov 19, 2008, 12:08 AM
That's like saying consumers want faster computers. Well, duh.