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Cell phone cameras Thu, Aug 10, 2006
I wish I could broadcast the following message to cell phone makers:  "Stop putting cameras in cell phones."  Why? 
  1. Technology.  These low-resolution cameras are at least 5 years behind regular digital cameras in terms of technology.
  2. Cost.  They probably add a considerable amount of cost to the phone, not only in terms of parts but also in terms of hardware and software development.
  3. Weight.  They add some amount of weight, with the camera assembly itself and also with its interfacing components (cables, resistors, etc.).
  4. Security.  Any workplace that values security doesn't allow cameras.  So camera phones are illegal or at least highly discouraged.
Until a cell phone has a 3-5 megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom and external storage (or significant internal storage), I won't even think about getting a camera phone.  The only reason I currently have one is because the phone I wanted (a Treo 650) didn't have a "no camera" option.  Of course there's a way to remove it, but that misses half the point. #technology

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