summarize picture phones vs compacts?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Bruce Lewis, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. Bruce Lewis

    Bruce Lewis Guest

    A big flame war went by about cell phones taking over the camera
    market. I bet there was some useful information in there for me but I
    don't have time to dig through all the threads.

    Obviously camera phones won't replace DSLRs or even those compacts with
    larger glass. However, I'm getting impatient with the shutter lag and
    low-light quality from my Canon Powershot s410 and am wondering if a
    camera phone would be a viable replacement. I could stomach equal
    shutter lag and quality if it meant one less geek object on my belt, but
    I wouldn't want to go down in quality.
    Bruce Lewis, Mar 27, 2006
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  2. Bruce Lewis

    gpsman Guest

    Errr... I think you're gonna have to keep your present belt and buy a
    new, larger one soon... most likely.

    Phones in the US might as well be better cameras than phones, they're
    pretty bad in their primary function. What seems more viable to me is
    a phone camera, a camera that also acts as a phone. In the US your
    Canon practically qualifies out of the box.

    - gpsman
    gpsman, Mar 27, 2006
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  3. Not except in extreme emergency when you really need an image.
    Edwin Pawlowski, Mar 27, 2006
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    Helen Guest

    That requirement thoroughly excludes any form of camera phone then.
    Helen, Mar 27, 2006
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