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Phone Cameras

How to Get the Best Out of Your Camera Phone

How to Get the Best Out of Your Camera Phone

Today, the vast majority of photographs taken by people all over the world are shot with smart phones. No, really. In fact if you check out Flickr’s Camera Finder page you’ll discover a shocking truth — there isn’t a single DSLR or even a point and shoot that ranks in the top five among cameras used by members of the Flickr community. In fact four of the top five are versions of Apple’s iPhone, and the lone outlier is the Galaxy S5, also a camera phone. Is this is because the camera is falling out of favor?
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Will Android cameras replace the point-and-shoot?

Will Android cameras replace the point-and-shoot?

A little while ago I wrote about the Nikon Coolpix S800c, the Android-powered camera that is essentially a smart phone/point and shoot hybrid. The S800c is now part of a revolution – sort of. It might be more accurate to just call it a pioneer, like those first airplanes that weren’t particularly safe and really couldn’t cover much distance, but showed great potential for the future – if only designers could get past all those bumps in the road… err, sky.

The S800c isn’t the only bird in the sky: Samsung released its Galaxy Camera late last year, and Polaroid has just announced the iM1836, which has the distinction of being the world’s first Android-based camera with interchangeable lenses. So now that there is actually a smattering of choice in this marketplace, is it a good time to jump on the “smart camera” bandwagon?
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What Specs Are Good When Purchasing A Camera Phone?

What Specs Are Good When Purchasing A Camera Phone?

The best camera is the one you have with you. Digital SLRs and medium sized point-and-shoot cameras are great, but they are always limited by their size. The camera phone is different. Because it’s your phone, you’ll always have it with you, and that means you won’t miss a single photographic opportunity.
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