Mobile Phone Cameras – Can They Compete With Conventional Cameras
Cell phone cameras have come a long way from being 0.3 mega pixel to 5 mega pixel professional cameras. Mobile phone cameras are more and more similar to conventional consumer digital still cameras. Auto focus and zoom functions have already been introduced into a phone. Mobile phone cameras are improving all the time, but their frame rate – the number of still pictures they take per second to create the illusion of movement – is slower than that of a conventional movie camera.
Therefore, if you attempt a quick pan, particularly of a moving object, the image may well look blurred and jerky. Cell phone cameras are probably the most common form of cameras out in the market these days and are becoming more and more popular everyday. People like them because of their convenience, no more do we have to carry a bulky camera with ourselves every where we go as we have cameras in our cell phones.
Mobile phone cameras are meant to be used with the phone orientated vertically (in the orientation where it is used while using it as a phone).Mobile phone cameras are often able to capture footage in situations where conventional film equipment and news teams do not have access. Advocates can send such material to national and international news channels for broadcast. Mobile phone cameras will probably soon swallow up cheap digital cameras completely.
Mobile phone cameras are getting better and better with more mega pixels being added to camera phone and currently we have up to 8MP camera phones. But still the quality of camera phone photos is not up to the standard of normal Digital cameras. Mobile phone cameras still have a long way to go before they can compete with large digital camera companies such as cannon and Sony cyber shot.
More advanced camera phones today come with an accelerometer which is device that will know when you are holding the phone vertically and when you are holding the phone horizontally. Conveniently, the display automatically switches from landscape to portrait mode depending on how you hold the phone. Cell phone cameras may have improved a lot but majority of these cameras still have very poor result when taken during the night time. The picture appears blurry and fuzzy even with the flash/torch on.
Photographs taken by mobile phone cameras of resolution lower than one mega pixel are often of much lower quality compared even to simplest point-and-shoot cameras. Such images are sufficient for humans.
In all mobile phone cameras have provided great convenience to us and are a welcome addition to our cell phones. I am sure that pretty soon mobile phone cameras will be better than conventional digital cameras.