Nokia exec fancies that phones will make SLR cameras obsolete

Nokia exec fancies that phones will make SLR cameras obsolete
Cell phones have proven to be the ultimate convergence product that seamlessly mixes some of the most popular gadgets we own into one compact form. Although there are a myriad of things that cell phones can do, some would argue that it slightly skims the surface in terms of performance that dedicated gadgets are known to achieve. Nokia's top exec, Anssi Vanjoki, fancies that the fast development surrounding the camera technology in cell phones will eventually make professional and dedicated SLR cameras becomes obsolete. He said in a speech in Helsinki, “They will in the very near future revolutionize the market for system cameras. There will be no need to carry around those heavy lenses.” Sure we've seen some stellar camera phones such as the Samsung Pixon12 and Sony Ericsson Satio that focuses on its camera functions more than others, but some would argue that it still pales in comparison to the performance that dedicated digital cameras offer. Looking outside of taking still images, Vanjoki further went on to say that high-definition quality video recording should become prevalent in cell phones within the next 12 months.

source: Reuters

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5 Comments

1. musicmandisco

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 21, 2010

So does Anssi Vanjoki know something about nano sized glass lens arrays that will replace the lens on a phone and does he intend on inventing some universal creative lighting system that phones will use to capture light in these nano lenses?? I dont get how a phone could replace a digital slr???? I'm all for better quality cameras and having hd video being on all phones though... still would you want to film your next feature film with a flip hd or a red one?

2. Ray

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 30, 2009

I agree i dont think phones will replace slr or recording studio cameras any time soon..

3. modernkoro

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

he overstated. however, i think camera phone will replace compact camera in the near future.

4. modernkoro

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

he overstated. however, i think camera phone will replace compact camera in the near future.

5. asears08

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 16, 2009

LOL, um no. Point and shoot cameras, maybe.

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