giles.jones at zen.co.uk
Sat Oct 6 21:38:53 CEST 2007
On 6 Oct 2007, at 20:21, Dylan McCall wrote:
> Think of it in terms of modularity. You do not have to carry and
> think about a camera which will quickly become obsolete (or is
> already obsolete) compared to superior cameras that are available.
> Phone cameras are almost uniformly terrible, because they are
> tacked on as extra features with really no impact on the usability
> of the phone.
They also take up a lot of room and unless you go for a premium model
with decent optics then they're just a gimmic.
SLR photography is a hobby and even an APS-C sensor is seen as just
good enough. Canon and now Nikon both have 35mm sensors on some of
their camera models. So there's no way a tiny sensor in a phone is
ever going to be useful for much more than drunken shots in a pub/bar.
You can get tiny VGA cameras that fit on your keychain if you
desperately need a camera.
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