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Why is it that cell phones have VGA cameras, while cheap digital cameras are at 6.0 megapixels?

Why is it that cell phones have VGA cameras, while cheap digital cameras are at 6.0 megapixels?

 
Old 01-04-2007, 09:43 AM
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Default Why is it that cell phones have VGA cameras, while cheap digital cameras are at 6.0 megapixels?

<img src="http://ak.buy.com/db_assets/prod_lrg_images/269/202289269.jpg"><ul><li><a href="http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=202289269&amp;adid=17654&amp;dcaid =17654">Example: 6.0 megapixels, $140.</a></li></ul>
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:44 AM
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I don't understand your confusion
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:46 AM
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Default Actually, all I want...

...is a very good 1-2 MP one with a REAL lens and a BIG sensor for low light. Imagine a really good 1024 X 768 image out of a web cam, everything out there sucks bad.
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:46 AM
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Default Most phones are at 640x480 or maybe 1 megapixel. Only a few are at 2.0 or 3.0.

Yet, even the cheapo digital cameras are way way above that. What's the lag on bringing up the resolution?
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:46 AM
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Default Lenses >> Megapixels. Cameras don't belong on phones...

We are so quantitatively marketed to it's not even funny.
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:47 AM
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Default Uhhhh... do you want a phone that's the size of a camera + phone?

The other option is to have a phone that does both, that is the size of a phone... but it costs $2k?
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a phone needs to be a phone before it becomes a camera.


Most cheapo digicams are as large as the old gray motorola flip phones with the ******* "screen"
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:48 AM
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size, power, memory, processor power
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:50 AM
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Default Meh. You can do a lot more with higher rez pics.

I'd prefer 10 megapixel but somewhat crappy over VGA and crystal clear.
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:51 AM
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why do you need 6MP on a freaking phone?
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