Consumers want quality cameras on mobile phones

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. foobarbaz macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2007
    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.
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    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.
  4. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    and I would assume because of the quality of the image sensor;)
  5. hayduke macrumors 65816


    Mar 8, 2005
    is a state of mind.
    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.
  6. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    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.
  7. Pikemann Urge macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2007
    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).
  8. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    That's like saying consumers want faster computers. Well, duh.

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