I'm looking at my 2 PowerShot cameras - an old A720 and an A2200. While all the specs would be/should be better on the A2200, the A720 has a superior lens package. The A2200 blows it away otherwise.There are plenty of P&S cameras that take far superior images than any cellphone ... but the majority of the people only want a convenient device that does it all, including taking photos, so if the better lens technology is not in the the cellphone camera, than it means nothing to them.
5.8-34.8mm f/2.8-4.8 MACRO capable focus is 1mm or closer!
A2200 14 mpix
Maybe if Canon had put more effort into lens technology in these low end cameras they would take better pictures than a cell phone? I guess the point is moot now.
Yup, canon would be better suited partnering with one of the cell companies and making components for cell phones - lenses, or processors, or image sensors than fighting an un-winnable fight to get more cell users onto P&S cameras.
Owns 5Dmkiii, 6D, 16-35mm, 24mm 1.4, 70-200mm 2.8, 50mm 1.4, 85 mm 1.8, 100mm 2.8 macro, 1-600RT, 2 430 EX's, 1 video light