Samsung's new 8Mp PHONE

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by gnd, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. gnd macrumors 6502a

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    All you DSLR users with less than 8Mp cameras, read and weep! ;) :rolleyes:

    "The 13.8mm-thick phone’s camera has a 16x zoom and a dual-power LED flash, which is teamed together with face and smile detection, and “advanced shake reduction”. Video capture and playback’s also been confirmed."

    http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/09/29/samsung_pixon_confirmed/

    :confused: :eek:
     
  2. yrsonicdeath macrumors 6502

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    That's just about as much as my old rebel. I have a d90 now though. :)
     
  3. mcnicks macrumors regular

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    Its worth noting that pixel count does not equal quality.
     
  4. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    My dSLR offers 10MP but I end up shooting at 6MP anyway - it's more than enough for me. Heck if my camera offered it I'd shoot 4MP. There is hardly a difference, and I crop very rarely these days. It's all in the lens.

    The lens on that phone wouldn't be anywhere near that of quality dSLR glass, so sure, you'd be getting eight whole million pixels but what those pixels display can't match that of a dSLR no matter what the resolution. Also, 8MP on such a small sensor would most likely just make it prone to more digital noise (unless they have some super smart software working in the background).

    So I'm not weeping just yet, if I were you with that K100D I wouldn't be either :)
     
  5. Edge100 macrumors 68000

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    That's it, I'm selling my 10D; it just can't compete anymore! :rolleyes:
     
  6. apearlman macrumors regular

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    DSLR killer app

    That's it! I'm fed up with this useless DSLR! (Slams 5DMkII to the floor in anger.) Canon, Nikon -- are you listening? Your next generation of cameras MUST BE ABLE TO MAKE PHONE CALLS.
     
  7. kidkaprie macrumors member

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    i want to be able to change the shutter sound on my d80. who wants to hear a shutter opening and closing?! not me!!! I want to hear a dog barking whenever i snap a pic.
     
  8. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    I think I'll hold out until they release the phone speedlight and battery grip. :D
     
  9. kidkaprie macrumors member

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    im suprised the onion hasnt done a story on something along these lines.
     
  10. yrsonicdeath macrumors 6502

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    I can just imagine someone holding a D3 up to their ear.
     
  11. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I have this funny image of an SLR held to one's head while making a phone call. :D
     
  12. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    This reminds me of the time I wanted a new cell phone, and the salesman offered me a phone with a 5Mp camera and claimed it could take better pictures than any camera I had.

    Long story short: It couldn't. :p
     
  13. yrsonicdeath macrumors 6502

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    Haha, does this mean you made him prove it?!
     
  14. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    Of course! He hyped so much about the camera (and implied my camera was crap) that I asked him to establish a non-scientific comparison: Take a portrait of the store owner (a friend of mine) across the room.

    Poor lad... :rolleyes:
     
  15. hector macrumors regular

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    I genuinely can't tell whether this is a serious comment or not...
     
  16. butterfly0fdoom macrumors 6502a

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    Next you know, Panasonic's going to have a m4/3 cellphone.
     
  17. John T macrumors 68020

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    Of course it's not! :D
     
  18. yrsonicdeath macrumors 6502

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    That's great, and the answer I was hoping to hear. :)
     
  19. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    Pixels doesn't equal quality. Do you really not believe that?

    I had a 6.1 megapixel P&S by Sony that took fine pictures but then stepped up to a 6.1 megapixel dSLR by Pentax and it took far better pictures. Megapixels aren't everything.
     

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