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Old 02-18-2008, 11:29 AM   #21
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or its possible some people have way too shaky of a hand.
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heres some camera phone shots in 2 megapixel goodness.

Shot with W800i

You hack your camdriver? I have a w810i and can't decide which driver to use. i hear the supercam is a pain because you get all the adjustments like a regular camera.
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my camera is at home. i usually use my cell phone as at my 350z. wouldnt want to leave it in a miata!
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You hack your camdriver? I have a w810i and can't decide which driver to use. i hear the supercam is a pain because you get all the adjustments like a regular camera.
i never touched any of the settings besides playing with the given settings. The white auto-balance does it by itself. Its noticeable.
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It's not super, but the n95 does ok in the snow. auto whitebalance (lazy).
The sad thing is, some cel phone images are better quality than digital cameras from the late 90s, early 00s :(

I remember paying $1100 for the Sony Mavica CD1000 (saved on mini CD-Rs) back in ~ 2000. Shot of my old 97 with the CD1000


Compare the technology from then and now, and it's amazing how much technology has advanced in digital cameras
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not to mention you learned how to take a photo over the last 15 years. composition plays a huge role. and I guess so does post processing.
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some PC pro's will fix those cell cameras right up
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Cameras are a combination of the optics and the electronics. Cell phone cameras have been getting much better electronics over the past few years... much cheaper for them to put in better electronics for the camera, than to spend time developing good software for the phone.

But cell phone cameras are still limited by their size; you could give it a 20 megapixel resolution, and aside from a ton of noise because of limitations from the sensor, you wont get much benefit, other than seeing the scratches on the lens while the phone bounced around in your pocket/purse/glovebox.

If you're taking the occasional snapshot to prove to your friends you really did see something, etc., it's fine, but if you plan on sharing on a regular basis, your results are likely to improve significantly with a decent low-end digital camera. Read up on it, find something that suits your needs, don't be taken in by high megapixel ratings and low prices... decent electronics, decent optics.

But remember, even with the best camera, if you don't learn how to use it, we'll get a razor sharp view of your thumbprint, and a crappy view of the part.
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Doubt you'll get a view of your thumbprint. Not many cameras can focus at 0"
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