« on: February 24, 2014, 12:38:35 PM »
The quality of the image is no longer important, past a certain point at least.
Must be, because I have yet to be impressed by a cell phone camera despite the rant on the internet that they are just as good as expensive, high end DSLRs.
The super slow shutter speed and weak flash make them useless indoors for pictures of people unless you ask people to pose. Forget pictures of your kids.
No doubt the ease of being able to instantly publish has made the cell phone desirable.
Supposedly the cell phone makers are pushing harder to make better cameras. Time will tell.
I would've thought it would have made a logical business partnership for Canon or Nikon to pair with a cell phone company to handle the camera function. Seems like a no brainer. It would give the phone instant clout just like dropping a Cummins diesel into a Dodge truck did for them 25 years ago when no one was buying their trucks (and now Nissan is adding a Cummins to the Titan that has largely been ignored by the public). More importantly, it will keep the Canon/Nikon name in front of the public. Seems now names like Nokia are becoming the respected brands in cell phone photography.
Similarly, TomTom (and probably others) have added their GPS apps to the marketplace because no one wants a separate GPS anymore.