New Product Idea: How about a Phone Camera instead of a Camera Phone?

Camera phones are pretty much the standard now with video and still pictures up to 2-3 megapixels fairly common. But the phone is still the dominant partner in this relationship.  Cell phone images are still low resolution and suffer from poor lenses and lighting.  So how about integrating a cell phone into a digital camera instead? Let’s look at the problem from the opposite perspective to come up with something new…we’ve got digital cameras on the market now that have GPS and Wifi – so why not one with cell phone capability too?  Companies like Canon, Nikon, Kodak, etc should partner with a phone company and provider to market the first ever cell phone camera.  The product would be a full functioning 10MP digital camera with a 3x zoom lens, built in flash, and lots of in-camera image retouching features AND a cellphone TOO.  Now we can just have 1 gadget to carry instead of two.

3 Replies to “New Product Idea: How about a Phone Camera instead of a Camera Phone?”

  1. Personally, I dont like that idea. Imagine taking a photo of a bird, and suddenly the phone starts ringing. What a mess!!! By the time you put-off the call, the bird would have gone. Same about integrating a phone in a PSP.

  2. Vishal – I see your point. Imagine if the phone was set to vibrate and goes off while you are taking a picture. Maybe, the phone can automatically switch to a silent mode and flash a message on the LCD screen that a call is coming in while you are framing up the picture. I’m sure there’s a way to do it and it’s only a matter of time before a fully functional digital camera comes with a phone feature.

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