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Camera or phone AND camera?

Postby gavin » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:56 am

I have posted no images since my camera was stolen. :evil:

Because some phones include reasonable cameras too I wonder if I should just buy a phone with a decent camera built in to it. ( I presently have a cheap pay-as-you-go mobile handset for voice calls which gives very poor photographs and think I could benefit from Internet on my mobile phone.)

So : Do you use a camera or a phone to record the images you post here?
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Re: Camera or phone AND camera?

Postby ToneWood » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:30 pm

Cheap & cheerful, small & light, point-&-click: Digital compact camera, Olympus D700 - about £50 from Tesco (& elsewhere). Suits my limited needs very well. A friend showed me a picture of his daughter on his new Samsung Galaxy Android phone recently & it was surprisingly good.
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Re: Camera or phone AND camera?

Postby mstibs » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:41 pm

I'd recommend 3.2 megapixels or more for the camera part of a phone. The human eye won't see big differences in picture quality above 3.2 megapixels online, so that # is fine. I just had a quick look at the Orange.co.uk shop and they have many decent smartphones on sale, e.g. this one http://shop.orange.co.uk/mobile-phones/ ... cco-lite-2 for GBP 100 as a pay-as-you-go phone.
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Re: Camera or phone AND camera?

Postby JonnyP » Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:02 pm

My nice camera packed up a few years ago now. I do miss it, but all my shots now are from my phone (unless I need a real good shot, then I borrow my Janies camera).
If you are doing a blog or a website, having a good camera would be important I think, as presentation is needed, but for pics on forums, a phone is good enough..
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Re: Camera or phone AND camera?

Postby robin wood » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:06 pm

benefit of phone....you have it with you when you want a pic.
benefit of camera...it takes far better pics especially in lower light.
Camera phone images are never really much good unless there is very good light.

I use a canon s90 there are a bunch of similar cameras which offer near slr quality in a compact pocketable form. I also have the SLR for studio photos and an iphone but very rarely use it for pictures.
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