There is one thing missing from this emerging class of super-camera devices
0. phoneArena 25 Jun 2013, 01:43 posted on
With Samsung bearing all with its new cameras and Nokia about to show us what zoom is all about...
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1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5556; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Apple can keep focusing on their iPhones, iPads, MacBooks. No iCamera please! Just leave it to the big bros like Nokia and Samsung, and Sony too.
2. phil2n (Posts: 473; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
If apple will revamped iphone to be a camera phone then their hardware must be came from sony or sammy, after all it will be the same thing and sounds annoying to me.
3. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5556; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Apple don't make their own hardware, they just source it from elsewhere, how can they make a camera?
4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Apple can design a camera and just have another company make it. They designed their A6 and A6X processors, but Samsung made it. It's still Apple technology, just manufactured by another company.
8. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
They source it from Sony but they optimize it much better than others. iPhone 5 has an impressive camera.
Their cameras are on-par with Lumia's.
12. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2691; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
BTW the iCamera is looking good but it'll cost more than $1000. Nokia's PV will be li'l bit handy, capture great pics and can fit easily into pocket than S4 Zoom.
13. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
Yup, Maxwell R. you forgot to mention Sony. :-)
No need for iCamera. Phones and Tablets will do. And besides, it would hell be so much expensive than a Mid Range DSLR on the market. Might as well focus on th Phone hardware.. cheers!!
15. Maxwell.R (Posts: 171; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)
I intentionally left the Honami out because all we have is one good rendering, and not much else. The Samsung gear is out and the Nokia deal is only two weeks away. That said, I think Samsung will be the contender in all of this due to the company's size.
Other than that, I think you're right, an iCamera would be mucho-$$$...
20. buccob (Posts: 1481; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Not only that... Apple have been avoinding the explotation of niche products ever since the iPhone.... (yes, they basically created the tablet market but)... They have missed the opportunity for making variants with specific features such as the increasingly popular Water Proofing..., Phablet..., Camera...
Maybe this year we get to see the "cheap" variant... but they move slow for those type of hardware changes...
They basically leave to third party accesory makers for making... Lenses, WaterProof Cases...
7. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Can you explain me, how?
There was nothing biased in the article.
Its just his (Maxwell) own thinking and more like a question to "Apple" that why don't they release their cameras?
21. jdoee100 (Posts: 305; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
i think the whole article is mumbo-jumbo.
6. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
iPhone has one of the best camera IMO.
If they will release their camera they would have to introduce micro-SD card and mass storage option which is almost impossible for Apple.
iTunes is easy, I know but Mass storage is more simple.
9. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
iCamera vs Galaxy Zoom vs EOS vs Honami !!
May be we will see HTC in this war too
14. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
If HTC can get their ultrapixel to a higher resolution, they will definitely be a competitor. HTC made a 4 MP camera stand up against 8 and 13 MP cameras, the only problem was that when cropping detail is pretty bad, but low light shots were amazing.
17. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
That would be glorious if they got the software right.
18. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
not entirely. Just zoom the picture and see it for yourself how it lacks details provided by the competition. Nevertheless, it's an interesting technology.
22. jdoee100 (Posts: 305; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
I wonder, when you(Berzerk000) say the low shots are amazing, is it really amazing? What I mean is, does it really take excellent night pictures, or is it excellent compared to other phones' night pictures? (fyi..I haven't seen any htc night pictures, so i don't know what they look like).
Because, if it's only excellent compared to other phones' pictures, it probably takes marginal night shots at best.
23. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Here it is compared to the Lumia 920, the other industry leading camera in low light performance. Just scroll down a little to where it compares shots of an underground subway tunnel, and throws in the Droid DNA for a comparison. The One really does do an amazing job, very comparable to the Lumia 920 in some cases.
10. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
they all lack something what Nokia has. Experience. Even sony has been lost since they dropped cybershot line.
11. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Most of those who buy apple products just use it as a status symbol or something. If there really is a camera-centric phone from apple,, samsung or even nokia will be at trouble. Apple fans are that loyal to what apple produces.
BUt if I was ask if I want one, of course. I would love to try it. Apple without a doubt has skills in designing camera phones. I'm not a fan but iphone 5's photos are way better than my note 2's. But if compared to nokia's? Still, hands down to nokia. N8 ftw.