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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, 10:01 AM
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Default there are phones coming out with higher res cameras

<ul><li><a href="http://www.engadget.com/2006/10/10/samsungs-10-megapixel-sch-b600-cameraphone-hits-for-950/">http://www.engadget.com/2006/10/10/samsungs-10-megapixel-sch-b600-cameraphone-hits-for-950/</a</li></ul>
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Old 01-04-2007, 10:01 AM
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Default I don't think every phone needs that, but I'd like to see 2.0 be a lot more common.

The phones are lagging behind by like 5 years.
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Old 01-04-2007, 10:02 AM
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sharing a 500Kb hi res pic over the wireless network would eat too much bandwidth
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Old 01-04-2007, 10:03 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"

&lt;/you&gt;

That camera is 1.3MP, and its sole purpose is as a camera. You were asking about <i>phones</i> with <i>6MP</i> capabilities.

I'm failing to see your point.
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Default Cause there's no freakin' way the cell phone could generate a smaller thumbnail to send.

And they display every photo in native resolution.
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1.3 &gt; most phones. It's $20 and very small.
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Old 01-04-2007, 10:25 AM
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Default right

but like i said, it's sole purpose is a camera. That thing is a little smaller than my razr, which doubles as a phone.
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Default Yes, but in that size, it has an SD card port, a battery, a case, etc.

Your razor has all of those things already. I bet the chip is about the same size as your razors camera chip.
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Default Nokia offers 8 different phones that are 2 megapixel or more.

<ul><li><a href="http://www.nokiausa.com/phones/comparephones/1,8392,feat=193|ordr=1,00.html">http://www.nokiausa.com/phones/comparephones/1,8392,feat=193|ordr=1,00.html</a</li></ul>
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