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I've recently been thinking about taking some snapshots, and up till now have been using a cheap little 35mm point-and-shoot. I'm thinking now about going digital, and since I don't want to carry a separate phone AND camera, I could use some advice about phone & camera combinations.

 

I currently use a Sprint PCS cell phone that has a camera built in, but to my mind it has a couple problems:

[1] It is very low resolution and takes pictures that are inferior and grainy.

[2] I am unable to transfer the pictures directly to my computer, but I believe that the only way to get them out of the camera is to use a Sprint service for which they charge extra.

 

So, I've been reading that there is a new generation of camera phones that have about 3.2M and allow for a USB connection from the phone/camera to the computer. I think they're pretty expensive, but does anyone know about these, or have any experience?

 

all comments apreciated.

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You have two options really, an upgrade to a camera phone such as the a900m which comes with the USB data cable, or you could get a data pilot kit for your phone.

 

The only reason I know this is that our shop is an authorized sprint dealer.

 

I personally have the a900m and it is a great phone, the only problem being the limited bettery life (about 3 hours in camera mode full time 40 hours in call or stand by). It also features an mp3 player and a camcorder.

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Use a phone to make phone calls. Use a camera to take photos. Cell phone cameras. Blah. :rolleyes:

 

exactly

 

i got a new Sprint phone (Motorola Razr? the red one that supports AIDS stuff)

 

has a 1.3mpxl camera on it

 

it sucks totally dog turds

 

I bought a Canon A620 for $200 @ newegg

 

6mpxl and its freaking fantastic.

 

 

my Razr phone does the phone stuff awesome

 

my Canon does the picture stuff awesome

 

best way to go

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actually I use mine for making sure the "geniuses" who do our parts pickup at the school get the right parts...started that after I ordered a cat5e spool and got a spool of 4 conductor telco wire...

 

 

lol.

 

 

Camera phone is good for youngsters, the graininess and the noise can hide acne and blemishes well. :rolleyes:

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Well, after seeing these replies, it sounds like most opinions are that the cameras in cellphones are not even useful for taking snapshots, which is what I want to use it for. Guess I'll wait and see if these devices can be improved to the point where I can use them for snaps.

 

thanks, everyone, for the feedback!

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