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    Camera phones

    How about reviewing some of the top end camera phones at DCRP? It seems to me that they can replace the low end P&S quite well nowadays.
    Does it seem like a topic of interest for others also or is it just me?

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    It doesn't to me...in the money needed to buy a good 5mp camera..you could by a Canon S5 for the same price...
    You can also get cameras for $150 that'll provide better quality snaps than a $450 camera phone...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Margus View Post
    How about reviewing some of the top end camera phones at DCRP? It seems to me that they can replace the low end P&S quite well nowadays.
    Does it seem like a topic of interest for others also or is it just me?

    This would be of interest to me.I carry a small second camera as a basic "snapper" and movie recorder and if I could replace this with a phone that would do the job it's one less thing to carry.Here a lot of the camera phones on contract are cheap or even free depending on tariff,so cost is not necessarily an issue.

    There are a number of 5 mp phones including one from Samsung with a 3x optical zoom and I see both Samsung and I think Nokia are producing a 8mp phone.I supect the compromises required to combine phone ,camera MP3 player in one package are such that the camera element will remain inferior to even a basic camera but it would be interesting to see one of the more advanced camera phones subject to one of Jeff's reviews,perhaps as a one off ?

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    I think phones with built-in cameras are gimmicks. Judging by my wife's they're complete rubbish anyway.

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    Nup, not for me...

    This sounds like an oxymoron to me:
    Quote Originally Posted by Margus View Post
    ... the top end camera phones...
    Sorry; not a worthwhile idea IMHO. After all, this is a camera review site, not a mobile phone review site.

    Cheers

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    If you want a detailed mobile phone reviews with sample pictures from their built-in cameras look here -> http://www.mobile-review.com/review-en.shtml

    And here -> http://www.mobile-review.com/review/...amera-en.shtml you can compare Samsung latest 8Mpix camera phone i8510 vs Canon 7Mpix digital camera IXUS 70.
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    Thx Jacek, that comparison was exactly what I was looking for. Beowulff, I'd recommend you comparing the sample pictures from the Samsung mobile phone and Canon IXUS digital camera yourself

    Cheers,

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    Sorry guys

    Seeing how I can't keep up with "regular" digital cameras, I don't see I could ever expand to cover mobile phone cameras.
    Jeff Keller
    Founder/Editor, Digital Camera Resource Page

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    Even if Jeff does the reviews on camera phones I won't be reading it... too many 'real' cameras out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhys View Post
    I think phones with built-in cameras are gimmicks. Judging by my wife's they're complete rubbish anyway.
    dont be too narrow minded rhys
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