How many of us remember the days of wacky cameras on phones – producing pictures that could get any camera enthusiast nauseated? Those were the good old days; right? Now, everything’s messed up! We have a new range of mobile phones that produce pictures to die for. The multimedia capabilities (pictures and videos) of our phones have evolved significantly and are still evolving.
The recent addition of HD quality video capture and an increasing number of video editing apps on smartphones is gradually killing the need for a dedicated device for most everyday video needs.
The large storage capacities, geolocation features and wi-fi connectivity, also gives smartphones an edge for video recording.
At the moment, Nokia’s N8 rules the cameraphone world with its 12 Megapixel camera with autofocus, large sensor and Xenon flash. That’s a cameraphone worthy of applause. It WOWs you with its results.
HTC has announced a 16 megapixel camera, but anyone who knows HTC knows that if there is something that the Taiwanese company is absolutely clueless about, it is multimedia (especially audio and cameras). No-one should hold their breath for HTC’s cameras.
When it comes to cameraphones, the guys who have it almost to a fine art are Nokia, Sony Ericson and Samsung.
Other excellent cameraphones include the Sony Ericsson Experia X10 and Xperia Arc, Sony Ericsson Satio, Samsung M8910 Pixon12 (whom the N8 took over from), and Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II. If you really want a stellar cameraphone, you should check these guys out.
So tell me, who really needs a camera (as a single device) besides professional cameramen?
So why pack your bag with a camcorder and an HD quality video phone or with your camera and your high-powered cameraphone? When you can walk into that event with just your phone and record/ capture the beautiful moments you want to see again and again.