Alleged snap from the Sony Ericsson Nozomi hints at 12MP camera indeed, murky design shot emerges
1. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
Smartphone camera cannot and never replace stand alone camera no matter how high megapixel is because people replace smartphone every 2 years.
2. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I don't think that is the intent. The intention is to provide a camera with satisfactory picture quality so that carrying two devices is not necessary to be prepared to capture impromptu shots.
7. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1134; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I take the majority of my pictures with my smartphone now, even though I have two high-end cameras. It is just too bulky to have both in your pocket not to mention you don't always think of when to bring your camera or leave it at home half the time. Unless you are taking shots that require zoom or you really want to look a certain way, your cell phone is fine. Especially now that they are bringing updated changes to the aperture. Also, in this case SE usually uses Carl Zeiss lens for its cameras, which are a very high quality lens. The same one that was used in the Nokia N8.
8. belovedson (Posts: 987; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
if i were to go on a vacation trip i would take the dslr. it makes no sense to bring along a phone when a dslr is available especially if the pictures are truly priceless. you want the best a phone cam does not compare.
casual uses like going out and taking pics of friend is alright though.but archiving, candid moment, kodak moments... if your using a camera phone or even a point and shoot which it is replacing is funny
10. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1134; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Ok seriously...who really needs a D-SLR camera? Those things especially are bulky. I don't see the real point in those unless you are an avid photographer or you like to print them out and post them in some big frame. I was speaking about day to day I use my smartphone to take pictures. And if the camera is anything like the one on the N8, then I don't see why it wouldn't be as good as having a $150 camera. Yeah, it won't ever be as high end but it still will be adequate to have the pictures you want. Again, I have said it won't have the same type of optical zoom as a regular camera but it will be adequate enough. Why don't you actually go look at sample photos taken by the N8?
ACTUALLY...I have found an article that compares the camera on the N8 to a Canon 550D D-SLR.
If you look at some of the pictures you can't even tell the difference. And the ones that have a difference, it isn't that bad. I mean of course the 550D is going to have better shots but looking at this, it's not that much better.
9. McLTE (Posts: 809; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
The reason smart phone cameras cannot replace a stand alone camera, namely point and shoots.. is due to SENSOR SIZE. The reason the quality doesn't compare is because the camera sensors are SOOOO small on cell phones, they just cannot perform like point and shoot cameras.. and certainly not like DSLRS, which have sensors that absolutely HUGE compared to phone camera sensors.
It has nothing to do with how often you upgrade your phone.
FYI.. high megapixels in camera phones just makes the quality problem worse. The trouble is that consumers are uneducated and want big numbers.. 12MP camera MUST be better.. right?!?! NO!
11. r41nier (Posts: 70; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
Nokia N8 has a 1/1.83 sensor size which is larger than almost all the point and shoot camera (smaller only to the likes of Canon S100)
look at this blind test
13. BLikens1619 (Posts: 66; Member since: 12 Apr 2008)
I have a non smartphone with an awesome camera that I still use, the SE C905.
3. mukrenol (Posts: 90; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)
SE is one of the few companies would keep some physical buttons at the front with the screen =D
4. 2fasst (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Yes, physical front buttons are better than 'virtual touch' buttons
5. vu2ikl (Posts: 11; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
well.. i am not a fanboy.. but one correction.
the f/2.4 aperture of iPhone 4S was like Xperia ARC. and which they kept constant.
6. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Um, how about commenting the elephant in the room.. the awesomeness of this phone, that is!!?!
You noticed it has a killer specs?
Absolutely superior to any other phone that is announced for release in the near future?
A killer looks?
This phone will be a masterpiece.
12. Whizzle (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Oct 2011)
I hope it comes with a front facing camera this time.
I currently bought an Xperia Arc S, and the front facing is something a missed.
Also the processor of the arc s isn't strong enough, so it lag's sometimes.
Besides that SE builds great phones, with good look's and good specs.
The camera on the Arc S really is superb, my Ipod touch (latest edition) isn't anywere near the quality of the SE.
The screen is really good, and it is a very user friendly phone.
Can't wait for nozomi to arrive in europe!